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Phase 1 Clinical Study for Stem Cell Derived Treatment for wet AMD

Submitted by keerthikurian on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:34

 Wet Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is an issue in which new blood vessels grow in the choroid layer (right outside of the retina). These blood vessels are weak and leak fluid which gets into the layers of the retina and macula. The macula is a pigmented area near the center of the retina. The macula is responsible for central vision.

Putting Vision Monitoring in the Hands of Patients

Submitted by keerthikurian on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:12

Digital health technology is an ever-growing field in this day and age. Companies have developed technologies to monitor physiologic data regarding blood sugar levels, nutritional trackers, sweat monitors, and more. The idea that you can conduct tests easier, faster, and in the comfort of your own home piques the interest of both physicians and patients.


Symbiosis: An Exhibit of Biological Art

Submitted by lianarh on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:02

At the University of Arizona, the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science student organizations plan a biological art exhibit, featuring artwork from university students, faculty, and the Tucson Community. This event is a harmonious combination of art  and science, celebrating the fusion between the two fields. This year the event, called Symbiosis, featured over 90 pieces of art inspired by biology, expressing a wide range of artistic talent. Several pieces were homages to the Arizona Retina Projects’ favorite biological topic; the eyes.

Healthy Foods = Healthy Eyes

Submitted by keerthikurian on Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:03

Pyramid chart of different foods that are healthy for the eyes.

We all know this- eating healthy is good for our body in many ways. However, when it comes to our eyes, a lot of people seem to take them for granted. Our eyes let us see and experience the world, but we rarely think to take care of them. There are many antioxidants we can add to our diet to keep our eyes healthy.