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Can photoscreening detect lazy eyes?
The largest, longest study of the use of photoscreening to detect amblyopia, or a lazy eye, in children aged six months to six years has found that the process may more effective than any other.
AMD drugs "have no difference"
There is no difference between leading drugs used to combat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.
New contact lens "can be worn for 22 days"
A new type of contact lens can be worn for 22 days without the wearer suffering from any incidence of microbial keratitis.
FDA approves Ozurdex for eye treatment
Allergan has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Ozurdex formula for the treatment of non-infectious ocular inflammation, or uveitis, which affects the posterior segment of the eye.
New driving aid "may help blind people"
The technology behind a new type of device to assist people when they are driving could also be used to help blind pedestrians, it has been suggested.
Study to explore safety of CXL
A new study will explore the safety and effectiveness of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) using Riboflavin/Dextran and Hypotonic Riboflavin in patients with progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia.
Could glasses and contact lenses soon be things of the past?
Scientists have discovered a gene that is thought to cause short-sightedness, potentially paving the way for curative treatments to put an end to one of the world"s most-common eye disorders. So, could this condemn glasses and contact lenses to the... Read more
Antiviral therapy "can halt HSV"
A course of oral antiviral medication following infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV) may help to reduce the risk of recurring eye-related manifestations of the disease, a new report claims.
Gene "could lead to myopia treatments"
A new study has uncovered a gene associated with myopia, or nearsightedness, in Caucasian people from several different regions, including the Netherlands, Britain and Australia.
Special coating "could enable long-term contact lens wear"
A special type of coating may enable people to wear contact lenses for far longer than they usually do, one expert has claimed.
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