Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology News

Jun 08, 2018
Normal eye dominance is not necessary for restoring visual acuity in amblyopia
Research from UofL shows eye dominance and visual acuity are governed by separate areas of the brain.
May 24, 2018
New type of vertigo identified
New condition is called recurrent spontaneous vertigo with head-shaking nystagmus.
Aug 22, 2017
Study suggests serotonin may worsen tinnitus
Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others. Research by scientists at OHSU shows why a common antidepressant medication may worsen the condition.
Jan 03, 2017
Zinc: a surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital show that chelating zinc that is released as a result of an injured optic nerve gets cells to live longer, perhaps indefinitely, with dramatic levels of axon regeneration in a mouse model.
Sep 01, 2016
When silencing phantom noises is a matter of science
With a clever approach, researchers point to the first gene that could be protective of tinnitus. The study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience reports that without normal function of the GLAST gene, animals are more prone to develop tinnitus.