Science Briefs – Edition 44

What's Inside

  • Drops might replace injections for retinal disease.
  • Mini gene therapy for Ushers Syndrome.
  • Four new ways of treating blindness.
  • And, about eight other articles about the science, medicine and preventing blindness from all over the world.


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Science and Medicine

Could Drops Replace Eye Injections for Retina Disease?

A new study suggests that eye drops developed by Columbia University researchers could be a more effective-and comfortable-therapy for a common eye disease currently treated with injections into the eye Retinal vein. This story comes to us from: Mirage News.

and age-specific burden of blindness and vision impairment by cause in Mexico in 2019

Although the causes of vision loss contribute differentially to the severity of visual impairment, most of the impairment is avoidable. This story comes to us from: The Lancet.

Promising 'Mini Gene' Therapy for Usher Syndrome Type 1F

While working on the basic biology of PCDH15, we were aware that mutations could lead to protein dysfunction, which can cause deafness and blindness. This story comes to us from: The Medicine Maker.

High Triglycerides Increase Risk of Blindness

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author. This story comes to us from: Newsmax.

[Meet the 4 Major Medical Innovations that can Help to Aid Different Levels of Blindness][

So say scientists. Nonetheless, a lack of evidence means health services are reluctant to make meditation available to everyone who could benefit. This story comes to us from: Modern Diplomacy.

6-year-old girl losing eyesight to rare genetic disorder

The 6-year-old's family is trying to do and see all they can before she goes fully blind. This story comes to us from: 14 News.

Retinal Diseases Not Treated Early Cause Blindness

Untreated retinal diseases can cause vision loss. In cases where treatment is delayed. This story comes to us from: RaillyNews.