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18.02.2015

Researchers develop "revolutionary" eye cancer treatment

A revolutionary new treatment for eye cancer has been formulated by experts in the US, who claim it may improve outcomes for patients undergoing radiotherapy.

According to a team at the University of Colorado School of Medicine led by assistant professor Scott Oliver, silicone oil applied... Read more


18.02.2015

Biosynthetic corneas "can restore vision"

A new type of biosynthetic cornea can help to restore vision to people with major sight problems, experts have claimed.

The new study, from researchers in Canada and Sweden, has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in... Read more


16.02.2015

Secret to Fuchs corneal dystrophy is unlocked

Experts believe they have found the gene responsible for the development of the eye condition Fuchs corneal dystrophy.

According to experts at the University of Oregon led by scientist Dr Albert O Edwards, they found an alteration in the transcription-factor-4 gene (TCF4), which leads to... Read more


13.02.2015

Artificial corneas: New hope for the partially sighted?

Partial sightedness is an unfortunate condition which affects millions of people in the UK and across the globe. But thanks to a recent scientific breakthrough, those suffering loss of vision as a result of scarred or clouded corneas could potentially be offered a lifeline.

Canadian... Read more


12.02.2015

New study offers hope to retinal degeneration sufferers

A breakthrough study has shown that non-viral gene therapy can delay the onset of some forms of eye disease and preserve vision.

The research, carried out by experts at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, has brought them... Read more


10.02.2015

Revolutionary contact lens "could change the way we live"

A revolutionary type of contact lens may result in the way we live changing forever, one source has claimed.

According to an article on PR Wire, the work being done by Professor Babak Parviz of the University of Washington has the ability to... Read more


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


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