Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology News

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.
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.