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13.07.2016

New Eye Tracking Glasses Stand Up To Their Larger, Faster Predecessors.

Eye tracking technology has been very instrumental in many scientific fields in recent years. It has been used in some studies to monitor where a persons focus and attention lie when looking at images and videos of social interaction, allowing medical researchers to detect differences in how... Read more


12.07.2016

Contact lens technology "improving all the time"

Contact lenses and other vision technology are playing an increasingly important role in improving eyesight in the visually impaired, according to a leading eye care specialist.

There are around 39 million blind people globally and 246... Read more


12.07.2016

Does acne medication raise the risk of eye infections?

An acne prescription medication could be having an adverse effect on teens" eye health.

This common adolescent skin condition is suffered across the globe, with varying levels of severity. Although completely disassociated from the health of the eyes, scientists have found that some... Read more


08.07.2016

Can playing outside reduce nearsightedness risk?

Playing outside may actually be good for your kids' eye health, helping them to avoid developing near sightedness, according to new research.

Australian scientists are hoping to shed more light on this claim in a new study, which they are planning to use as a basis for more comprehensive... Read more


07.07.2016

Eating fish "can prevent vision loss"

For years, scientists have been extolling the virtues of oils and other substances found in fish, and a new study has added further weight to their argument.

According to research carried out by experts at the University of Alberta, the fatty acid found in fish prevents sight loss.
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07.07.2016

London Hospital Tests Science Fiction Inspired Bionic Eye

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London is planning to test a new bionic vision system that appears to be pulled strain out of science fiction.French company Pixium Vision developed the device, called the Iris II, which uses a camera to stimulate an implant within the eye to send image signals to the... Read more


04.07.2016

Diabetes drug "raises eye disease risk"

A person's risk of developing a blinding eye condition may be significantly increased if they use a certain type of diabetes medication, a new study has suggested.

In a report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication, experts suggest that treatment with... Read more


04.07.2016

Simple eye test "may prevent stroke"

A simple type of eye test may be able to save thousands of lives, after it was suggested that the procedure could help to prevent people suffering a stroke.

According to researchers at the University of Zurich, a test known as ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) can reliably detect carotid... Read more


04.07.2016

Irish Eye Surgeons Successfully Use Stem Cells for the First Time

The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Dublin has performed the first successful stem cell tissues transplant eye operation in Ireland. This was carried out in collaboration with researchers at Dublin City University.

The recipient was Patrick Godfrey, 46, from Co Tipperary. Godfrey’s... Read more


01.07.2016

Heart Medication May Also Reduce Risk of Blindness Caused By Diabetes

New research from Queen’s University Belfast and University College London indicates that a drug that was originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetic macular oedema (DMO).

It is estimated that of the 422 million people affected by diabetes,... Read more


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