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Common HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Scientists have identified a group of drugs that may help stop a leading cause of vision loss after making an unexpected discovery that overturns a fundamental belief about DNA. The…

Dr. Ambati offers ways to protect vision during COVID-19 pandemic

Check out the story at NBC 12: https://www.nbc12.com/2020/10/08/ophthalmologist-with-uva-health-offers-ways-protect-vision-during-covid-pandemic/  

Eye Health: 5 Foods Good for Your Eyes

Check out the post about foods good for your eyes here at UVA Health Blog: https://blog.uvahealth.com/2020/08/26/eye-health-foods/  

Anisometropia: You’ve Probably Never Heard of this Common Cause of Headaches

Anisometropia is a condition where one eye has significantly better vision than the other. Since our eyes work together to see, that difference in eyesight can put strain on the…

Ask the Expert: What are the most important steps to protect eye health?

  Check out this article that features Dr. Michael Cusick.   https://dailyprogress.com/lifestyles/health/ask-the-expert-what-are-the-most-important-steps-to-protect-eye-health/article_aa0356b5-61ae-559f-95bf-61843090b51e.html  

Discovery IDs Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration

Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss…

UVA Honors Its Leading Researchers

Dr. Ambati, DuPont Guerry II, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, and Founding Director of Center for Advanced Vision Science (CAVS), was honored by UVA for being among the top 25…

Ambati Honored for Pioneering Work on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, vice chair for research in the UVA School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and founder of the Center for Advanced Vision Science, has been selected as the…

Dr. Ambati – UVA Doctor States Possible Solution to Stop Macular Degeneration

A University of Virginia doctor thinks he could have a cure for a common type of blindness. Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, who’s the director of the Center for Advanced Vision Science at…

Dr. Newman on UVA Health Blog

"Vision changes are common as we age. However, problems with eyesight also can be an early indicator of a more serious injury or condition. How do you know when to…