Tag: "eyes" at medical news
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
... effects reported during the study were dryness of eyes
and mouth. Experts say this discovery may have implications beyond myasthenia gravis. Oral antisense may become another mode of therapy in neuromuscular disease and further study is needed, said Argov. However, these preliminary results should be...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...ity College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, studied 408 eyes
of patients (average age 66.5 years) who had under...eviation (difference from the average) in IOP, the eyes
were split into two groups, one with greater fluctuation and one with less. Throughout the follow-...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
...en right again and you will clearly see his or her eyes
moving back and forth. You know your eye is going to move before you move it, and the brain tells you, Its just your eye moving; its nothing to worry about; ignore it, explains Krekelberg. Its what allows us to see fixed objects as stationary and t...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...cally off balance and lose the ability to keep the eyes
steadily pointed at an object when they move their head, seeing the world like the wobbly image on a shaky handheld video camera. According to Della Santina, an assistant professor of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and biomedical engineeri...
Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds
...r can amount to an implicit nod of approval in the eyes
of an impressionable toddler. And although the parents hold the keys to the car that goes to the fast-food restaurant, they're not entirely to blame. "Parents don't choose for their children to be exposed to this type of marketing," he said. "Paren...
Ground breaking research to end in tears
...fessor Tom Millarhas approached the problem of dry eyes
from a new perspective. Here-examined the structu...provide a clear medium through which we see. Dry eyes
occur when tears evaporate or break-up too quickly. Anyone canexperience dry eyes, but the problem ...
Approved medical resident hours still resulting in sleepy doctors
...is test, the residents rest comfortably with their eyes
closed in a dark room for 20 minutes and their brain activity is continuously recorded. The test is based on the idea that the sleepier a person is, the faster he or she will fall asleep. To assess subjective sleepiness, each resident was given a "sl...
Soft contacts designed for cone-shaped cornea
...acts improved vision for subjects with keratoconic eyes
and offer hope of nonsurgical treatment instead of...ublished in April in Optics Letters. Keratoconic eyes
are rare but disabling. From the side, the eyes
look more pointed or cone-shaped than round. The ape...
A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern
...py and neutral expressions. In half the faces, the eyes
were averted; with the other half, the faces stared back at the children. With the typically developing group, the researchers found significant differences in activity in a part of the brain called the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC), whic...
Eye muscles -- those go-getters of the anatomical world
... In fact, even when staring at a fixed object, the eyes
keep moving over the image. Although these muscles... muscle of the limbs. This may be a key to why the eyes
have a greater ability to withstand the onslaught of muscular dystrophy. Another very important aim ...
Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain
...ith hay fever symptoms, including sneezing, watery eyes
and runny and itchy noses, found that workers miss...group they were in. Participants also cited watery eyes
and sneezing as having a moderately negative effect on their productivity at work. While hay fever...
Eye diseases gave great painters different vision of their work, Stanford ophthalmologist says
...wanted to know what it was like to see through the eyes
of an artist. Literally. After writing two books on the topic of artists and eye disease, the Stanford University School of Medicine ophthalmologist decided to go one step further and create images that would show how artists with eye disease actua...
'The eyes have it' -- Autism research yields surprising results
...tistic children seemed particularly reliant on the eyes
and also the mouth when making mentalistic inferen...on a laptop screen. In the facial images used, the eyes
and mouth were either freeze-framed in a neutral expression, or animated and expressive. By showing ...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...st across the patients face, to which the patients eyes
soon began blinking, and then his facial muscles b...cts flight paramedics to routinely shield patients eyes
while en route. "More than 30 years ago, there was a case reported of a young soldier waiting to b...
JRRD releases single-topic issue focused on vision rehabilitation
...loci (TRL) could be developed in the better-seeing eyes
of subjects with low vision who were long-term PRL users. We evaluated 60 subjects' visual function and text-navigation abilities. The visual field and PRL were measured with a scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO). We found significant differences in ...
Brain studies reveal the mechanisms of the voluntary control of visual attention
...ention "covertly" -- that is, without moving their eyes
-- to a location on the left side of the screen. Most such letter cues instructed participants to direct their attention to a specific location on the screen and be alert for a possible faint dot "target" that might appear there during the following...
Gene chip discovery may lead to individualized treatment for 5 hereditary liver diseases
...nnati Children's. Jaundice is a yellowing of the eyes
and skin caused by impairment in bile flow from the liver to the intestine. Impaired bile flow, or cholestasis, commonly known as jaundice, can lead to severe liver disease. In children, jaundice and cirrhosis are responsible for more than half of th...
Study compares LASIK and LASEK eye surgery
... UIC. In the retrospective, case-matched study, eyes
that had undergone laser eye surgery were matched ...g visual acuity and astigmatism; 122 LASIK-treated eyes
were matched for all measures with 122 LASEK-treated eyes
from a review of the charts of 2,257 eye s...
Clinical simulation technology used to improve communication of medical teams
...eases in blood pressure, have variable heartbeats, eyes
that dilate and can even react to medications and medical procedures. The interactive devices allow doctors, medical students and other health professionals to receive hands-on training in realistic scenarios. "The fidelity of the technology is so ...
Drug treatment slows macular vision loss in diabetics
...the Hopkins researchers injected the drug into the eyes
of 10 people losing their sight from macular edema, one of many complications of diabetes and a first stage of diabetic retinopathy. Over the course of several months of therapy, every patient in the preliminary Hopkins study could read at least tw...
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