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09.02.2015

New LCA treatment "is safe and effective"

A new treatment for leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a condition linked to a mutated form of RPGRIP1 that causes degeneration of photoreceptors in the eye, has proven a success in early clinical trials.

Kamolika Roy, Linda Stein and Shalesh Kaushal, from the University of Massachusetts... Read more


09.02.2015

New stem cell op "may cure toddler"s sight"

A toddler from Northern Ireland is facing the possibility of a radical Chinese stem cell operation in order to save her sight.

Fifteen-month-old Amelia Filipczak from Tuam, Co Galway, suffers from hypotonia and optic nerve hypoplasia and is travelling to China to undergo the operation, the... Read more


04.02.2015

New contact lens offers hope to KC sufferers

A new type of hybrid contact lenses may offer hope to the millions of people suffering from keratoconus (KC), it has been claimed.

Texas ophthalmologist Ivan Bank told cbs11tv.com that many sufferers of the condition have tried several... Read more


04.02.2015

Report: Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy increasing

A new report has revealed that the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy continues to increase in US adults, which may reflect figures in the UK.

The study, carried out by experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, showed that nearly 30 per cent of US adults with... Read more


21.01.2015

Experts unlock secret to glaucoma progression

The secret to the development and progression of glaucoma has been unlocked by a team of experts in Canada.

According to specialists at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, patients with glaucoma appear to have more rapid visual field change if they are older or if they have... Read more


19.01.2015

Screening "may improve myopia treatment"

Screening may lead to more effective treatment for people suffering from nearsightedness, or myopia, new research has suggested.

A team led by Dr Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, studied severely myopic patients over time, and found that in 40 per cent of them a... Read more


19.01.2015

US professor presents new contact lens research in Japan

A top US professor has returned to the country following a trip to Japan in which he presented some key findings of a study into contact lenses.

Dr Thomas Salmon, professor of Optometry at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, was joined by... Read more


16.01.2015

Researchers develop revolutionary contact lens

Experts in the US are developing a new type of contact lens which they claim may be able to revolutionise the way we live.

University of Washington researchers state that the new contact lenses could... Read more


15.01.2015

Oily fish "may slow AMD progression"

Regularly eating oily fish may help to slow the progression of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it has been claimed.

A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that people who eat one or more servings of oily fish a week are 60 per cent... Read more


14.01.2015

New medication "can relieve eye pressure"

Fera Pharmaceuticals has announced the launch of Neptazane (Methazolamide), an oral treatment option for physicians and patients who require effective reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP).

According to the company, the drug is intended for use in the treatment of ocular conditions where... Read more


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