News archive - March 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Stabilizing low blood sugar in infancy prevents long-term brain damage

A newborn's blood sugar levels are tested with a prick to their foot by a doctor

Low blood sugar in infancy is serious, but treatment can ward off long-term brain damage in infants, a new study has found.

The study from the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science and the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute is the first research of its kind to declare stabilizing blood sugar levels in newborns with hypoglycemia prevents brain damage.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan invest in the profession’s future

Dr. Richard Castillo teaching radiosurgical techniques to two Advanced Procedures program participants.

The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce generous gifts from the Alberta Association of Optometrists ($200,000), Manitoba Association of Optometrists ($50,000) and the Saskatchewan Assocation of Optometrists ($50,000) in support of the Waterloo Eye Institute.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Delivering sight-saving drugs better, faster

Chau-Min Phan doing his research in the lab.

Finding efficient and comfortable methods for the delivery of drugs to the eye remains a significant challenge for vision scientists — and one that the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry & Vision Science researchers at the Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR) are undertaking in real time.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Seeing beyond the finish line: what we can learn from Para skiing

Pair of skis and poles on the top of a mountain.

As Para athletes descend on Beijing for the Paralympic Games, researchers at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science are developing two of the first evidence-based sport-specific vision impairment classification systems for potential inclusion in Paralympic competition in Para Alpine and Para Nordic skiing.

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