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New Eye Test May Detect Glaucoma Years Sooner Than Previously Possible

Glaucoma is the number two cause of irreversible blindness in the world, second only to cataracts. It doesn’t have many early warning signs, and most people don’t know they have it until it’s too far progressed to effectively treat. But now that a team of researchers at UNSW Australia have... Read more


Macular Degeneration Sufferer Sees Her Grandchildren for the First Time in a Decade

A 72 year old woman from Wales recently underwent an operation to treat her age-related macular degeneration (AMD). After the successful procedure she is now seeing the world around her in more detail than she has in more than ten years.

Second only to cataracts, AMD is a leading cause of... Read more


“Electroshock” Used To Improve Vision

A shocking new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that stimulating the part of the brain that processes visual input with electricity can improve vision for several hours. It appears that test subjects with the lowest levels of visual acuity had the greatest amount of... Read more


Early Detection of Dementia Possible With Eye and Smell Test

Researchers at Moorfields eye hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have successfully developed a means of early detection for dementia, a disease that reduces a person’s cognitive ability and memory, and is a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

The test, which measures the... Read more


New and Improved Treatment Option for Common Eye Condition.

A new means of treating Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy (FED) has been developed that is both minimally invasive, and has fewer negative side effects when compared to the current standard treatment option.

FED is a condition in which too much fluid accumulates in the tissue surrounding the... Read more


New Eye Test for Alzheimer's to be tested on Humans

A new study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science details plans for human testing for a new experimental eye test for Alzheimer’s disease. This new testing method has already been used successfully on mice, and should begin testing on humans as early as August,... Read more


Black And White Therapy Helps Restore Vision in Blind Mice

The National Institutes of Health (US) recently funded a study that focused on how high-contrast visual stimulation helps repair damaged retinal neurons in mice by stimulating the regrowth of optic nerve fibers.

These fibers, called retinal ganglion cell axons, are very long, thin cells... Read more


Placenta Tissue Being Used To Treat Eye Problems.

The placenta is what lies on the other end of the umbilical cord after it’s snipped from the baby, and is a byproduct of the birthing process. Most of the time they are discarded, but some mothers opt to donate them to be used in medical research.

Some doctors, like Chike Mordi from... Read more


New Discovery Sheds Light on How Certain Bacterial Infections Affect Human Eyes.

New research was shown this week at the ASM Microbe research meeting in Boston, Massachusetts which details a new discovery on the way bacteria cause dramatic changes in human eye cells.

The study focused on a common bacterial contaminant found on Read more


Infant’s Response to Visual Stimuli Quickens As They Age.

Results from a new study show that infants and toddlers require more time to notice new visual stimuli, and their gaze is less accurate than adults. However, both of these skills appear to improve slowly as they grow. This data helps to stress the significance of providing young children with... Read more

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