Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology News

May 15, 2019
What’s causing your vertigo? Goggles may help with diagnosis
Goggles that measure eye movements during an episode of vertigo may help more accurately diagnose which type of vertigo a person has.
Mar 13, 2019
Therapy could improve, prolong sight in those suffering vision loss
People with deteriorating vision could see better and retain useful vision longer if new therapies work as well in humans as they do in mice.
Dec 19, 2018
How the brain reacts to loss of vision
Going blind affects all senses and disrupts memory ability.
Oct 25, 2018
Hallucinations associated with brain hyperactivity in people with macular degeneration
New research has shown for the first time that visual hallucinations in people with macular degeneration are associated with abnormally heightened activity in the visual cortex of the brain.
Oct 15, 2018
Discovery of inner ear function may improve diagnosis of hearing impairment
Results from a research study show how the inner ear processes speech.
Sep 12, 2018
Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders
Researchers have identified 4 types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science; analysis of these cells can lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age-related hearing loss.
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.