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Johns Hopkins Medicine/PA

Light-sensitive "eye-in-a-dish" created from stem cells

According to RPB Special Scholar Awardee Dr. Valeria Canto-Soler, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: "We have basically created a miniature human retina in a dish that not only has the architectural organization of the... Read more...


Omega-3 Inhibits Blood Vessel Growth in a Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is characterized by choroidal neovascularization (CNV), or blood vessel growth, is the primary cause of blindness in elderly individuals of industrialized countries. The prevalence of the... Read more...


National Eye Institute

New research sheds light on how UV rays may contribute to cataract

A new study offers an explanation for how years of chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of cataract, a clouding of the eye lens that typically occurs with aging. The study firms up a link between the sun's damaging rays and a... Read more...


Credit: Dr. Scott Lambert, Emory

Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

For adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of care. But a clinical trial, funded jointly by RPB and the National Eye Institute, suggests that for most infants, surgery followed... Read more...