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New treatment "could prevent cornea transplants"

A new form of eye treatment could prevent the need for hundreds of people a year to undergo cornea transplants, it has been claimed.

According to a recent study carried out by experts at the Manchester Face and Eye Clinic, it may be possible to use a form of microwave emission to treat the... Read more


Silicon hydrogel lenses "becoming more popular"

The popularity of silicone hydrogel contact lenses is continuing to increase, but it is important for consumers using the lenses to follow manufacturers" instructions, one sector expert has advised.

According to Dr. Jeanette Romualdez Oo,... Read more


New pathway "could reverse retina damage"

A novel approach developed by experts in the US may be able to help people suffering from retinal damage, it has been claimed.

According to specialists at Cincinnati Children"s Hospital Medical Center, an approach that involves a new molecular pathway used to suppress blood vessel branching... Read more


Snow blindness "does not affect some mammals"

The UV light that leads to snow blindness, a condition that causes humans a great deal of pain, albeit temporarily, is actually vital to creatures which live in Arctic conditions, such as reindeer, a recent study has indicated.

According to research carried out by experts at University... Read more


Tinted glasses "can offer relief from migraines"

People may be able to benefit from relief from migraines which ruin their daily lives thanks to the development of new spectacles in the US and UK.

A team led by Jie Huang and colleagues from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, as well as experts from the University of... Read more


Skin stem cells "may help regenerate eyes"

A radical new form of treatment using stem cells may help to regenerate the eyes and treat blindness-causing conditions.

That is the claim being made by experts at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, who have become the first to regenerate significant areas of damaged retinas and also... Read more


ROP studies "can change lives"

New studies into the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and how it can be stopped or slowed have the potential to change the lives of thousands of children, it has been claimed.

According to Dr Alexandra Dedman, senior research evaluation manager from Action Medical Research,... Read more


New blindness-preventing research "is exciting"

New research that may lead to treatments which cure or prevent blindness is "exciting" news, according to one researcher.

Dr Budd Tucker, who is currently an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, said a new study he was involved in could... Read more


Researchers seek new AMD cure

Researchers in the US have revealed they are at work on a new cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet.

According to specialists at Columbia University Medical Center, slowing down the build up of vitamin A in the eye could help... Read more


Experts target stem cell treatment for ROP

A new preventative treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is being developed by experts in the UK in the hope it will reduce blindness statistics in young people.

A team led by Dr Derek Brazil from the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science at Queen"s University in Belfast is... Read more

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