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Eating eggs "can protect vision"

Eating eggs can help people to protect their vision and prevent the onset of eye disease in later years, according to one expert.

In an advice column in the Sun, Wellbeing"s nutritionist Amanda Ursell said that people can help to safeguard themselves against conditions such as age-related... Read more


Reading part of brain "not dependent on vision"

The area of the brain which is used to process reading is not reliant on vision, a recent study has claimed.

Research carried out by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published in the online edition of Current Biology compared brain imaging studies of sighted and blind... Read more


Glaucoma gene "identified in new study"

Research has identified a new candidate gene responsible for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of the eye disorder.

Experts from Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida examined the genetic code of beagles, which are the only naturally-occurring animal... Read more


Avastin "could save premature babies" sight"

Blindness in premature babies could be prevented by the cancer drug Avastin, research has claimed.

A study looked at how the drug could be used to help babies at risk of going blind because their eyes are not fully developed, Reuters Health reported.

The research, which was carried... Read more


Transplant gives legally blind patient sight

A woman who was declared legally blind has had her eyesight restored thanks to transplant surgery.

The Press Enterprise reported that LaQuisha Higgins, 33, had to quit her job because her vision was so poor and she could not cross the road without assistance, but after a prosthetic cornea... Read more


Omega-3 "could save millions" in eyecare

Millions of pounds in eyecare could be saved if people consumed more food containing omega-3 fish oil, according to a new study.

Research carried out at the Children"s Hospital Boston suggests that the development of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinopathy... Read more


Fish oil "may have additional vision benefits"

There may be additional benefits to consuming omega-3 fish oil than many people believe, according to a new study.

Research carried out by specialists at the Children"s Hospital Boston has identified that fish oil may have a direct impact on the growth of blood vessels by selectively... Read more


Blindness research "will pay dividends"

Further research into the causes of childhood blindness and its prevention will pay dividends in the future, it has been claimed.

Wing Kun Tam, a member of the Global Advisory Council and vice president of Lions Clubs International, made the comments after the Pediatric Cataract Initiative... Read more


AMD research "has far-reaching implications"

New research shedding light on the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may have far-reaching implications for the treatment of the condition and diseases associated with it, experts have noted.

Paul Sieving, director of the National Eye Institute, said that the study... Read more


Mini-monovision surgery "the way forward"

So-called mini-monovision surgery may become the standard in the eye industry, according to one expert.

Dr Tariq Qamar said that blended vision surgery, or mono-vision as it is commonly called, is being offered to his patients in a bid to remove their cataracts.

According to the... Read more

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