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  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:15 AM
    Cataracts are the most common eye ailment in humans. However, the exact processes leading to this condition are not fully understood.A team of researchers headed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered that the composition of the protein solution plays a decisive role. Their conclusions are contrary to prevailing opinion in the field.The cells in the lens consist of a highly concentrated protein solution that is normally clear.When the balance of the proteins in the lens is destroyed, they clump together and the lens becomes cloudy."Johannes Buchner, Professor, Chair of Biotechnology, Technical University MunichThis results in the ...
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020 09:10 AM
    Prevent Blindness provides variety of free resources, educational tools in support of January's National Glaucoma Awareness MonthCHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, there are more than an estimated 3.7 million older adults in the United States with glaucoma, according to the report, "Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems[1]." In an effort to help save vision from glaucoma, Prevent Blindness[2], the nation's oldest voluntary eye health organization, is joining with other leading vision and eye health groups in declaring January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month.Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of sight by ...