We will open up about whether there is at least something beautiful behind these magic words - macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. What kind of unpleasant disease lies under such an interesting "keratoconus" and what is the connection with the cone?
Despite the fact that Macular Degeneration considered as a disease of kings, now it affects and leads to blindness not only to a privileged society. The light of hope was received from a group of American ophthalmologists who saved four patients from blindness with a new method that’s described in the Journal of Translational Medicine.
For the first time in history, a robot called PRECEYES participated in an operation. The task was to dissect a specific membrane in the macula, a yellow spot of patients with macular degeneration. Results from six patients, operated on by robots, were compared with six others operated on by humans, but in terms of speed, you might be surprised that man won. Humans 1.5 minutes against robots 5.
The retina is a portal to your brain. According to new data, Alzheimer’s can show itself through some eye diseases that affect the retina. If problems begin in retina, it could be a symptom of physiological abnormalities in the brain. Also, retinal problems can indicate such diseases as diabetes, atherosclerosis. etc.
Researchers observed a sizable population for 15 years, which demonstrated that the probability of developing macular degeneration was 60% lower in orange lovers than in orange haters. Flavonoids, according to the study's author, are most likely what cause this impact. Numerous authors adore the word "flavonoids" because it is so lovely. However, what are they?
Future is officially here! Optos is the modern diagnostic equipment for systemic and ocular retinal diseases. With the assistance of Optos, ophthalmologist can take a fundus photo and see the rear of the eye for potential retinal tears.
Genentech has created a new delivery method for medications needed to prevent age related macular degeneration (AMD) called Port Delivery System. It resembles a small grain of rice that goes directly into your eye and time-releases medication. Genius!
Finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel in the treatment of macular degeneration (MD). Scientists have discovered that the main culprit is an enzyme and trying to determine the level of them in the patient's eyes. This enzyme plays an important role in the destruction of retinal cells and ultimately blindness. But does it mean it's time to throw our hats in the air?
Discussions about the chances of scientific breakthroughs in colorblindness and the role of artificial retinas. What is the main complexity and mysticism of retina? Let's figure it out together!
The photo-receptors in our retinas, known as rods and cones, require a lot of energy to function. The bloodstream is not directly connected to them. Behind them are several cells of the retinal pigment layer that take up glucose, which rods and cones then lactic acidize. After that, the pigment layer "drinks" the lactate. If the rods are defective, then the cones begin to die, as well. Is it in solidarity? The greatest economist of all time, Mother Nature, created this lesson from the eye.