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New lenses "will assist presbyopic people"

A range of contact lenses launched by Unilens will help to significantly assist people with presbyopia, or the inability to focus on close objects, according to one expert.

Michael Pecora, chief executive officer of Unilens Vision, said that... Read more


Implantable contact lenses "a wise option"

People in search of a semi-permanent vision correction solution may find that implantable contact lenses are the answer to their problem, one expert has noted.

Dr Brian Bearie of the Grand Rapids Eye Institute performs the procedure for... Read more


Ranibizumab "will transform eye disease treatment"

The treatment of the eye disease diabetic macular oedema will be transformed thanks to the launch of a new drug for the condition, it has been claimed.

Nicholas Beare, consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, made the comments after Novartis Pharmaceuticals"... Read more


Liquid pistons "could lead to new adaptive lenses"

A new type of technology developed by experts in the US may lead to the creation of adaptive contact lenses which can boost drug delivery.

According to engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, the liquid pistons... Read more


New eye implant "can treat inflammatory disease"

A new type of implant may help to treat eye inflammation, according to experts in the US.

Specialists at the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, claim that the implant, which releases the drugdexamethasone, is a safe and effective treatment for certain types of uveitis, which is... Read more


European AMD sufferers "need help"

It is important than the many sufferers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) throughout Europe are given the help they need to try and overcome the condition, and this means new breakthroughs in research, one expert has noted.

Edmund Mickunas, vice-president of regulatory affairs at... Read more


Is eye disease prevalence on the decline?

The prevalence of eye diseases among adults may be on the decline if the latest research is to be believed.

A study carried out by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has suggested that the rate of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among US adults, the... Read more


AMD research "is very exciting"

New research into a possible therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is "very exciting", according to one expert.

Dr Robert Lanza is Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology, which is currently working on a stem cell treatment for AMD which involves using retinal... Read more


Molecular medicine "could prevent sight loss"

The use of molecular medicine could help to prevent "catastrophic" vision loss in the planet"s adult population in the coming years, according to one expert in the field.

Dr Richer, director of Ocular Preventive Medicine and an Associate Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine, at the James... Read more


Technology use "may be increasing myopia diagnoses"

An increase in diagnoses of myopia among children may be down to the increased use of technology involving digital screens, according to one sector body.

The National Eye Institute has noted that an increase in the use of smartphones, tablets and handheld video game consoles could be a... Read more

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