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  • A New Way to Activate Dormant Cells in The Retina Could Restore Vision

    05/09/2023 12:31:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 09 May 2023 | By DAVID NIELD
    Degenerative retinal disease is a problem for millions of people worldwide, as light-sensitive cells called photoreceptors at the back of the eye die without being replaced. Thanks to new research, a solution to the problem might not be far off. Scientists in Canada have come up with a way to transform dormant support neurons called Müller glial cells into tissues that work like cone photoreceptors, which are required for color perception and visual acuity. While the process has only been tested on mice cells, it could eventually be developed into a therapy that can restore vision in people. Part of...
  • Gene therapy reverses vision loss in primates — by making their eyes young again

    05/02/2023 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    FreeThink ^ | May 2, 2023 | By Kristin Houser
    It could signal a new era in the treatment of age-related diseases. Anew gene therapy that reprograms cells to their younger state reversed vision loss in primates, according to a new study — potentially signaling a new era in the treatment of age-related diseases. The challenge: Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is a condition caused by decreased blood flow to the optic nerve, resulting in sudden, significant, and usually permanent loss of vision in the eye. Scientists aren’t sure what causes NAION, but most of the 6,000 Americans diagnosed with it every year are over the age of 50....
  • CDC: Recalled eye drops linked to vision loss, eye removal, death

    03/18/2023 3:17:07 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    WFSB ^ | 3/18/23 | CNN Newsource staff
    (CNN) - Recalled eye drops have been linked to dozens of dangerous infections and at least one death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified 68 patients in 16 states with infections from Global Pharma Healthcare’s Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops. The artificial tears, distributed by Ezricare and Delsam Pharma, were first recalled in February. According to the CDC, patients were infected by a rare strain of drug-resistant bacteria never before reported in the U.S. Eight patients reported losing vision, and four had to have eyeballs surgically removed. One person died. The CDC says anyone who has used Ezricare...
  • FDA expands recall of potentially contaminated eye products amid outbreak

    02/23/2023 10:29:57 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 2 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/22/23 | Alexander Tin
    The Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday of another imported eye product that could be contaminated with bacteria, in the wake of an outbreak earlier this year of highly drug-resistant bacteria that hospitalized and blinded some patients. Americans should stop using Delsam Pharma's Artificial Eye Ointment, the FDA says, an over-the-counter product manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare Private Limited. The company has agreed to recall the product. It's the same manufacturer behind the EzriCare and Delsam Pharma artificial tears products that were already recalled earlier this year. The FDA had faulted the company for multiple violations and banned imports into...
  • CDC Warns Against Eye Drops Linked to 1 Death, 50 Infections in 11 States

    02/01/2023 2:40:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2023 | Jack Hobbs
    The CDC has urged several doctors and patients to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it has been linked to 50 bacteria-resistant infections and one death in 11 states, according to a report. Most of the people infected said they used artificial tears, with EzriCare being the most reported brand. EzriCare drops are preservative-free and don’t have any ingredients that prevent bacterial infections from occurring. “CDC recommends that clinicians and patients immediately discontinue the use of EzriCare Artificial Tears until the epidemiological investigation and laboratory analyses are complete,” said the report.
  • UPDATE: Eyedrops Sold In Drug Stores Nationwide Are Contaminated With Deadly Bacterial ‘Superbug’: MANUFACTURED IN INDIA – 3 People Die After Using Artificial Tears Products, 8 Lose Vision, 4 Have Eyeballs Surgically Removed

    03/23/2023 8:31:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3/23/2023 | alicia powe
    Public health authorities are investigating an outbreak of bacterial infections across the United States caused by over-the-counter eyedrops contaminated with a rare “extensively drug-resistant” bacterial superbug. At least 68 patients in 16 states are suffering from severe side effects after using Artificial Tear eyedrops that were infected with a rare strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday. Last month, Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops, a product used to lubricate dry eyes, was recalled by its manufacturer Global Pharma Healthcare. The drops were distributed by EzriCare and Delsam Pharma and sold at drug stores...
  • Lethal Eye Drop Recall!....3 people die after using contaminated eyedrops bought at Walmart, CVS and Target: 8 lose vision, 4 have eyeballs surgically removed.... rare bacterial superbug in solution........

    03/22/2023 11:18:33 PM PDT · by caww · 55 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 3/23/2023 | Andrew cavallier
    Eyedrops from EzriCare and Delsam Phama were recalled .... As of March 14, a reported 68 patients in 16 states have been infected with this 'rare strain' of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Global Pharma Healthcare recalled its Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops that were distributed by EzriCare and Delsam Pharma last month. The drops had been sold at drug stores across the country, including Walmart, Target, and CVS, and on Amazon, though the products have since been pulled.
  • CDC says to stop using Ezricare Artificial Tears as it probes infections and a death

    02/01/2023 7:13:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2023 / 7:56 AM | Staff
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that consumers and health care providers immediately stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it investigates a "multistate cluster" of infections that testing has linked to the eye drops. At least one death has been associated with the infections. Infections have been found in 50 patients in 11 states, the CDC said, adding that most of them had used artificial tears and that the mostly commonly used brand was Ezricare. Results in some patients included "permanent vision loss resulting from ocular infection, hospitalization and [the] death of one patient with bloodstream infection,"...
  • Vision 2035: Global Response in the Age of Precision Munitions

    02/20/2023 1:43:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 12/16/22 | Charles Krullak and Anthony Zinni
    Unlike Force Design 2030, Vision 2035 is a roadmap for a better way forward for the U.S. Marine Corps.In the rush to restructure the Marine Corps from a global force focused on uncertainties to a regional force focused on the certainty of a single threat (China’s Navy), the Marine Corps jettisoned many capabilities needed to fight and win today and in the future. The magnitude of these divestments is reflected in the accompanying graphic.The multiple years’ gap between the divestiture of currently needed force structure, equipment, and logistics and the arrival of new capabilities with proven effectiveness and in sufficient...
  • New study shows repeated stress accelerates aging of the eye (Higher eye pressure in the young better than in the old)

    11/21/2022 9:21:17 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 7 replies
    New research suggests aging is an important component of retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma, and that novel pathways can be targeted when designing new treatments for glaucoma patients. Dorota Skowronska‐Krawczyk, Ph.D. describes the transcriptional and epigenetic changes happening in aging retina. The team shows how stress, such as intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation in the eye, causes retinal tissue to undergo epigenetic and transcriptional changes similar to natural aging. And, how in young retinal tissue, repetitive stress induces features of accelerated aging including the accelerated epigenetic age. "Our work emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and prevention as well as...
  • Chuck Schumer: Mitch McConnell and I Have ‘Remarkably Similar’ Vision for Future of Republican Party

    11/16/2022 8:51:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2022 | Sean Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reportedly said Wednesday that what he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have said about the future of the Republican Party is “remarkably similar.” The comment comes after Schumer said in an interview with the New York Times he would like Republicans to work with Democrats in the aftermath of the midterm elections. Schumer’s remarks precede a Senate Republican Conference meeting in which Republicans will have to choose between McConnell and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), the outgoing National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, as the new Senate minority leader.
  • Statins may be used to treat primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) associated with lower ABCA1 expression (Rescues ganglion cells)

    08/27/2022 5:57:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 2 replies
    Glaucoma is an irreversible blinding eye disease characterized by progressive ganglion cell death. To date, IOP control has been almost the only clinical option for the treatment of POAG. However, visual field damage continues to progress after lowering IOP in most patients, suggesting the existence of more complex pathogenic mechanisms in glaucoma. Recently, a collaboration between Academician Yang Zhenglin and Professor Zhang Houbin of Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital affiliated with the University of Electronic Science and Technology revealed the important role of cholesterol metabolic homeostasis in the pathogenesis of glaucoma and rescued the ganglion cells of ABCA1 knockout mice after...
  • Vision improvement is long-lasting with treatment for blinding blood vessel condition (Retinal vein occlusion is chronic, not acute, and may need treatment for five years to maintain improvement)

    04/22/2022 8:28:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies
    New research shows that a treatment for retinal vein occlusion yields long-lasting vision gains, with visual acuity remaining significantly above baseline at five years. However, many patients require ongoing treatment. Retinal vein occlusion is one of the most common blinding conditions in the United States; without treatment, central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), the most severe type of retinal vein occlusion often leads to significant and permanent vision loss. Retinal vein occlusion is caused by a blockage of the veins carrying blood away from the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The most effective treatment, injections of...
  • You'll Go Blind If You Keep Doing That: Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Linked to Serious Eye Problems

    04/07/2022 12:59:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | April 7, 2022 11:55AM | By Ed Cara
    The risk of vision loss for users of medication like Viagra and Cialis appears to be small, but might prompt added warning labels. Drugs known for helping men with erectile dysfunction may come with a higher risk of vision problems than currently thought. In new research out Thursday, scientists have documented an association between three serious eye disorders and drugs including Viagra and Cialis; the findings might prompt the need for added warning labels on these medications, the authors say, though the individual risk for experiencing these complications does appear to be very small. Commonly used erectile dysfunction drugs such...
  • Vision Issues due to Vaccine? Optic Nerve Inflammation?

    01/23/2022 3:03:26 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 103 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01.22.2022 | Freedom56v2
    Family member's friend and coworker was vaxxed early as a frontline worker. Dec 2020? They now have optic nerve inflammation and may be unable to work. Seems to me I read something about vax affecting vision/eyes, but cannot seem to find post or article. Any be would be appreciated.
  • Morning exposure to deep red light (significantly) improves declining eyesight

    11/30/2021 2:32:08 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 29 replies
    Medical XPress / University College London / Scientific Reports ^ | Nov. 24, 2021 | Professor Glen Jeffery et al
    Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a pioneering new study by UCL researchers. In summary, researchers found there was, on average, a 17% improvement in participants' color contrast vision when exposed to three minutes of 670 nanometre (long wavelength) deep red light in the morning and the effects of this single exposure lasted for at least a week. However, when the same test was conducted in the afternoon, no improvement was seen. In humans around 40 years old, cells in the eye's retina...
  • McConnell: ‘The American People Didn’t Vote to Turn this Country into Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Vision’

    10/21/2021 11:32:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2021 | Trent Baker
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sounded off on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. McConnell slammed the “irresponsible” and “reckless” spending proposal. He added that “the American people didn’t vote to turn this country into Bernie Sanders’ socialist vision.”
  • Soldiers have to wait another year to get their hands on the Army’s futuristic new goggles

    10/15/2021 5:06:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | October 14, 2021 | Haley Britsky
    It appears soldiers will have to wait a few more months before getting issued the Army’s new heads-up display. The Army has delayed its scheduled fielding date for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), the game-changing goggles Microsoft developed for the service based on the company’s HoloLens technology. While the futuristic goggles were expected to be fielded to soldiers this year, the Army office charged with overseeing the project, Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, announced on Thursday that the first unit would not be equipped with them until next September. A delay in the IVAS timeline was first reported by...

    10/09/2021 6:21:45 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 10 replies
    Old School ^ | 10/9/21 | Patrick Rooney
    Every day we are bombarded with more and more outrages. Our nation and world are on fire, and we’ve learned that we’ve been betrayed on just about every level imaginable, not the least coming from our own wicked hearts. So amongst this raging inferno, why am I writing essentially a movie review? For the same reason we may go to church, spend time among loved ones, and pray–because amongst the profound physical challenges in our world, feeding our spirit has never been so important. Plus sometimes–after a day of work, or on a day off–we need some R & R…...
  • Turkey’s vision for Afghanistan comes into view Taliban calls Turkey's military presence at Kabul airport 'reprehensible' but Ankara has deep-seated reasons to stick around

    08/04/2021 9:09:19 AM PDT · by elpadre · 8 replies ^ | August 2, 2021
    Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced last month that his nation’s troops would continue to secure Kabul international airport in Afghanistan, the leader has been both pressured and praised. The Taliban, which has recently accelerated its military campaign across the war-torn country, on July 13 described any further Turkish military presence as “reprehensible” and warned of dire “consequences.” Yet Ankara’s agreement to secure the vital air link was also key to US President Joe Biden’s “positive and productive” description of his meeting with Erdogan at June’s NATO summit. Indeed, Turkey’s continued presence at the airport helps the US and...