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First-ever lab model of human eye offers hope for macular degeneration patients

First-ever lab model of human eye offers hope for macular degeneration patients

March 29, 2021

Rochester researchers’ breakthrough could lead to patient-specific treatments for age-related macular degeneration, which leads to a loss of central vision.

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Susana Marcos to lead Center for Visual Science

Susana Marcos to lead Center for Visual Science

February 11, 2021

Internationally recognized pioneer in vision science and its applications is named the next director of one of the University’s most highly regarded research centers.

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Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

October 7, 2020

Rochester researchers combine videography and artificial intelligence to track the interactions of microscopic immune cells in a living eye without dyes or damage, a first for imaging science.

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‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

May 27, 2020

A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing they can do to improve or regain the vision they have lost. A new study offers hope for stroke patients who have suffered vision loss—provided their treatment begins early.

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Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

May 28, 2019

One particular type of brain stimulation enhances the brain’s ability to process visual information, and may aid in faster vision recovery after a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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An eye for seeing big problems, and solving them

An eye for seeing big problems, and solving them

April 12, 2019

For patients with vision loss after a stroke or brain injury, a simple therapy device developed by professor of ophthalmology Krystel Huxlin could help train the eye to see again.

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Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

October 10, 2018

Four grants from the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science are helping companies translate the cutting-edge science of University researchers into improved health care, while also benefiting the region’s economy.

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‘Bionic eye’ restores some vision to blind woman

‘Bionic eye’ restores some vision to blind woman

October 24, 2017

A 71-year-old woman blinded by an inherited disease received a “bionic eye” from doctors at the Medical Center, allowing her to distinguish light and motion, which she hasn’t been able to do in decades.

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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 14, 2017

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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University start-ups highlighted in national innovation report

University start-ups highlighted in national innovation report

April 26, 2017

Two University of Rochester start-up companies are among those singled out in a new report from the Science Coalition identifying 102 companies that trace their roots to federally-funded university research.

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