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Category: Eye Health

Spence Smith

January 9, 2017

The science of baby’s first sight

UNC scientists conduct seminal experiments to unveil how early-in-life visual experiences – simply trying to see – sculpt a particular subnetwork of brain circuitry we need in order to see properly.

Babies, Eye Health, Pediatric Medicine, Research

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UNC Chapel

January 5, 2017

Optogenetics Breakthrough: UNC scientists expand the use of light t...

The new research technique, developed by researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has the potential to illuminate the roles of previously inaccessible proteins important for health and disease.

Eye Health, Genetics, Research, Technology, Treatment

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Subretinal hemorrhage in a wet macular degeneration patient.

September 9, 2013

UNC research points to promising treatment for macular degeneration

Experiments show promising results for a drug that could lead to a lasting treatment for millions of Americans with macular degeneration.

Eye Health, Research, Treatment

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Photograph of a macula (the highly sensitive center of the retina) with intermediate age-related macular degeneration.

May 9, 2013

Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macul...

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a newly published study finds. However, some people may benefit from taking lutein and zeaxanthin.

Eye Health, Health, Ophthalmology, Studies

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