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Eye Drop, Lanosterol, Reverses The Opacification In Some Forms Of Cataracts

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide, affecting tens of millions of people, and currently the only treatment is surgical removal. In this study the researchers looked at two families with congenital cataracts. The researchers gave the families eye drops containing lanosterol. The treatment was found to significantly decrease the opacification. The drops were also found to work in animal studies. This research points to a different treatment for cataract prevention
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Research About Dyslexia Attracts Criticism

You may have seen the stories in the media recently about dyslexia and vision, including ‘Forget colour overlays – dyslexia is not a vision problem’ in New Scientist and ‘Dyslexia not linked to eyesight’ says study on BBC News. These stories followed publication of the article ‘Ophthalmic Abnormalities and Reading Impairment’ by Creavin et al.

Since then the study has received much criticism. The  tests that the researchers carried out were very coarse and were not the tests that are recommended to detect the visual problems associated with dyslexia. The paper did not investigate the effects of coloured filters nor look for Visual Stress or pattern glare.

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