Northwestern Medicine investigators have found that a small subset of cells in the retina inhibit the communication of light signals from the eyes to the brain, impacting how light affects daily activity and how the pupils constrict to light.
According to a recent study, elevated ocular pressure in glaucoma is generated in the wall of a small vessel in the eye, the Schlemm’s canal.
A new Northwestern Medicine study published in PLOS One affirmed the importance of monitoring patients with age-related macular degeneration to ensure their disease does not progress further.
With advances in technology and genetics, Feinberg and Northwestern investigators are conducting basic science research to understand just how the retina works in concert with the brain.
Waiting to begin treatments for diabetic macular edema until patients experience vision loss resulted in similar outcomes compared to starting treatments prior to vision loss, according to a recent study published in JAMA.
Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that amacrine cells produce nitric oxide, a neuromodulator that regulates blood dilation, in a recently published study.
A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that proteins linked to age-related macular degeneration crossed the blood-ocular barrier of aberrantly formed new blood vessels, a process that may contribute to disease.
Steven DeVries, MD, PhD, was awarded the Brian Boycott Prize at the FASEB Science Research Conference on Retinal Neurobiology and Visual Processing.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered cells in the retina that determine horizontal or vertical orientation, and demonstrated how they convey information.