North Texas Eye Research Institute

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A glaucoma treatment that skips the poke in the eyeBy Jan Jarvis   One of the ways researchers are exploring treating the optic nerve damage of glaucoma is an injection directly into the eye. But Suchismita Acharya, PhD, is studying a different approach that not only takes the pain out of treating this blinding disease but also holds the promise of curing it. HSC Read More »

Nov 12, 2018

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Promising treatment for disease that destroys eye tissueBy Jan Jarvis Ocular inflammation uveitis is a serious disease that can destroy eye tissue and cause irreversible blindness. Fortunately, blindness and eye damage can be prevented by suppressing the immune system and treating the disease with corticosteroids, said Sai Chavala, MD, Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Director of Translational Research at the North Read More »

Oct 9, 2018

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A prestigious glaucoma prize, again, for UNTHSC eye researchersBy Jan Jarvis In 1998, a team of researchers that included Abe Clark, PhD, won worldwide recognition for its discovery of the first gene that causes glaucoma. Two decades later, the same team has found a possible treatment for this blinding eye disease. “We’ve gone from discovering the first glaucoma gene to finding a way Read More »

Sep 13, 2018

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Move-in day approaching for new campus buildingBy Eric Parker   Move-in day is coming for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building (IREB). The target date is Oct. 22. The five-story, 173,000-square-foot building will house and support the UNT System College of Pharmacy, the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, and the North Texas Eye Research Institute. The project is ahead of Read More »

Aug 9, 2018

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Bringing better vision to Fort Worth childrenBy Jan Jarvis   One-by-one, the preschoolers inched into the darkened room, where they came face-to-face with what looked like a camera. “We’re going to take a picture of your eye,” said Ricardo Belmares, a PhD candidate at UNT Health Science Center. “Be still, be still. Beautiful.” In a matter of seconds, the preschoolers’ vision Read More »

Oct 30, 2017

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Twenty years of teamwork, then a glaucoma breakthroughBy Jan Jarvis   More than two decades of teamwork between researchers at the University of Iowa and UNT Health Science Center has led to a breakthrough for treating a type of glaucoma that damages the eyesight of millions and can cause irreversible vision loss. The research focuses on myocilin, a protein implicated in both Read More »

Oct 3, 2017

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Alum helps good science find financial backersBy Betsy Friauf   During four years earning her PhD in the Visual Science Graduate Program, Jaclyn Bermudez received prestigious awards for her dedication to research into how glaucoma robs millions of people of their eyesight. Now she’s taking her visionary reach to the next level by launching a career matching dollars with promising research. Read More »

Jul 7, 2017

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Join HSC scientists for a night at the museumBy Alex Branch The Fort Worth Science and History Museum is great fun for children, but UNT Health Science Center is partnering with the museum on an entertaining social event for adults. Visitors 21 and older can enjoy wine or beer from a cash bar and interactive science learning from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Read More »

Mar 30, 2017

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Could grapes be the ‘magic bullet’ for cataracts?By Jan Jarvis   Grapes are more than sweet treats in the eyes of one UNT Health Science Center researcher, who is studying how the fruit can prevent cataracts. Whether they’re green, red or black, grapes appear to have significant health benefits, said Hongli Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and in the North Read More »

Nov 21, 2016

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Video: Supporting eye research at UNT Health Science CenterThe human eye is a complex and confounding organ that processes light, interprets shapes and allows us to see the world in all its beauty and variety. Diseases that damage and destroy eyesight can have a devastating effect on a person’s health, independence and quality of life. At UNT Health Science Center’s North Texas Eye Read More »

Nov 18, 2016