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  1. Lobster Eye Design Informs NASA X-Ray Detector

    In a classic case of biology informing other areas of science, we have NASA scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center, Scott Barthelmy, Gerry Skinner and Jordan Camp who have built a new X-Ray astronomy instrument inspired by the design of a lobster eye with long, compound ommatidium or eye-elements that capture light from a wide […]

    May 30, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  2. Iris Changes Complicate Biometric Scans

    This is an interesting news article in Nature that describes alterations in the iris in individuals over time.  We’ve always been told that irises do not change as we age, but that simply did not make sense to a number of people I’ve spoken with in the past.  Certainly there were questions of trauma and […]

    May 26, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  3. FASEB Retinal Neurobiology & Visual Processing July 29 – August 4, 2012

    The FASEB meeting on Retinal Neurobiology & Visual Processing will be held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA from July 29 – August 4, 2012. The focus of the meeting is on visual processing in the vertebrate retina, including anatomical, physiological and modeling approaches. In addition, this year we will also discuss the processing of the […]

    May 22, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  4. Pupilloplasty

    The pupil is the aperture through which light passes into the eye and is created by the circular ring of thin muscles known as the iris.  These images are from a pupilloplasty made with a 10.0 prolene suture.  Pupilloplasties are designed to reconstruct the shape of the pupil, typically after traumatic damage or other surgical […]

    May 16, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  5. Photovoltaic Retinal Prosthesis With High Pixel Density

    Retinas are complex systems and engineered rescues of vision loss through bionic means have to date been inelegant solutions.  Retinal bionic implants have historically not been successes due to some glaring problems including how to power them and how to get the appropriate current close enough to the cells to induce a response.  However, researchers […]

    May 15, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  6. The Synaptic Basis of Rod-Cone Pathway Interactions

    This abstract was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Robert E. Marc, J. Scott Lauritzen, Bryan W. Jones, Carl B. Watt and James R. Anderson.

    May 10, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  7. Visco-Free Phacoemulsification

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Balamurali K. Ambati and Brian C. Stagg.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    May 10, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  8. 8-CPT-2-O-Me-cAMP Suppress Laser-Induced CNV in Mice

    Presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by E. Nishimura, M. McCloskey, Y. Jiang, G.W. Smith, H. Wang, E.S. Witchen, R. Koide and M.E. Hartnett.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    May 10, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  9. Preventing Vision Loss in Murine Diabetes by Vascular Stabilization

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Judd M. Cahoon, Hironori Uehara, Ling Luo, Jacquelyn M. Simonis, Britt Dubil, Tadashi Miya, Paul R. Olson, Kortnie Walker, Bonnie Archer, Peter Barabas, David Krizaj, Gou Young Koh, Guangping Gao and Balamurali K. Ambati.  Full size […]

    May 10, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  10. Selective Cre/lox FLT-1 Ablation in RPE Induces CNV: A Novel Transgenic Murine CNV Model

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Ling Luo, Xiaohui Zhang,Thomas Olsen, Subrata Das, Hironori Uehara, Nirbhai Singh, Tad Miya, Bonnie Archer, Alex Jones, Yun Zheng Le, Yingbin Fu and Balamurali K. Ambati.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    May 10, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  11. Decreased IGF-1 Expression Associated With Avascular Retina In A Model of Retinopathy Of Prematurity

    Presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Yanchao Jiang, Ben Numpang, Baifeng Yu, Haibo Wang, George W. Smith, Manabu McCloskey, Shrena Patel, Robert DiGeronimo, ME Hartnett and Robert Lane.  Full size poster can be downloaded here.

    May 10, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  12. The Small GTPase Rap1 Regulates Intracellular ROS Generation in RPE

    Presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Haibo Wang, Erika S Wittchen, Dallas Shi, Dean Y Li and M. Elizabeth Hartnett.  Full size poster can be seen here.    

    May 9, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  13. Diffusely-Stratified OFF Cone Bipolar Cell Inputs to Amacrine Cells in the ON Inner Plexiform Layer

    This abstract was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by J. Scott Lauritzen, Bryan W. Jones, Carl B. Watt, Shoeb Mohammed, James R. Anderson, Robert E. Marc.

    May 8, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  14. Retinal Metabolic Response to Cigarette Smoke

    This abstract was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Alexandra D. Butler, William D. Ferrell, Alex Woodell, Carl Atkinson, Bärbel Rohrer, Robert E. Marc and Bryan W. Jones. 

    May 8, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  15. Shifting expression of Membrane Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2 (mVEGFR2) to Soluble Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2 (sVEGFR2) Reduces CNV Volume and Tumor Growth

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Brian C. Stagg, Hironori Uehara, Bryce Radmall, Taylor Bates, Christina Mamalis, Leah Owen, Yang Kyung Cho, Tadashi Miya and Balamurali K. Ambati..  Full size poster can be seen here.  

    May 8, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  16. Raver2: A Novel Regulator Of sFlt1 Production

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Derick.G. Holt, Subrata K Das, Wei Huang and Balamurali K. Ambati.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    May 7, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  17. Splicing Shift From Membrane Bound VEGF Receptor 2 to Soluble VEGFR2 Using Morpholino Oligomer Suppresses Suture Induced Corneal Angiogenesis and Lumphangiogenesis and Suppresses Corneal Graft Rejection

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Hironori Uehara, YangKyung Cho, Jackie Simonis, Judd Cahoon, Bonnie Archer, Ling Luo, Subrata K. Das, Nirbhai Singh and Balamurali K. Ambati.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    May 7, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  18. A Novel Approach For Treatment of Neovascularization by Flt23k Integration Into Genome

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Subrata K. Das, Ling Luo , Xiaohui Zhang, Bonnie Archer, Hironori Uehara, Nirbhai Singh and Balamurali K. Ambati.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    May 7, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  19. Histologic Correlation of OCT With Diseased Retina In Humans

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by W. Drew Ferrell, Lloyd Williams, Carl B. Watt, James R. Anderson, Robert E. Marc and Bryan William Jones.  Full size (almost) poster can be seen here.

    May 6, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  20. RGD-targeted Nanoparticles Expressing Flt23k Inhibit CNV In a Murine CNV Model

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Xiaohui Zhang, Ling Luo, Hironori Uehara, Tadashi Miya, Christina Mamalis, Alex Jones, Bonnie Archer and Balamurali K. Ambati.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    May 6, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  21. Biocompatibility Of A Novel Ocular Drug Delivery System

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by Nathan Gooch, Michael Burr, Bruce Gale and Balamurali Ambati.  Full size (almost) poster can be seen here.

    May 6, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  22. Heading To ARVO 2012

    We are on our way to ARVO, 2012!  ARVO is an  annual meeting of researchers and clinicians who’s focus is on the visual system. As happened last year, over the next few days, you will see some of our research abstracts appear on Webvision as the presentations are completed at ARVO.  We hope that it will […]

    May 2, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  23. Rapid Glutamate Receptor 2 Trafficking During Retinal Degeneration

    Yanhua Lin, Bryan W. Jones, Aihua Liu, Félix R. Vazquéz-Chona, J. Scott Lauritzen, W. Drew Ferrell and Robert E. Marc published a paper on rapid changes in glutamate receptor 2 trafficking during retinal degeneration.

    May 1, 2012 — Read more No Comments