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30.05.2016

Contact Lenses Introduce Skin Bacteria To The Eyes

According to a study published this week in the open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, mBio, contact lenses may alter the natural microbial community of the eyes.

Researchers at New York University School of Medicine performed a study involving 58 adult participants,... Read more


27.05.2016

Drinking tea "can keep the eyes hydrated"

Many people suffer from dry eyes, which can be extremely irritating and uncomfortable and affect people's everyday lives, but what many do not realise is that the condition is avoidable.

The main reason why people suffer from dryness, both of the eyes and other parts of the body, is that... Read more


26.05.2016

New finding may lead to AMD treatment

A key finding by experts in the US may lead to a new treatment being developed for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world.

The development of the disease can involve an over-proliferation of the blood vessels that supply the... Read more


26.05.2016

Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked To Rare Eye Disease

A study was recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Las Vegas indicated that the vaccine for chickenpox and shingles may be linked to keratitis, which is inflammation of the eye's cornea, although only in a very small number of cases.

According to Dr. Frederick... Read more


25.05.2016

Are Your Car Windows Protecting You From UV Rays?

Ultra violet light, which is part of natural sunlight, has been linked to a large list of medical problems, including skin cancer, cataracts, and other forms of blindness.

Anyone suffering from a sun burn knows first hand the negative effect that too much UV light can have on their body.... Read more


25.05.2016

New chemical "can make the blind see"

For centuries, doctors and scientists have been attempting to find a cure for blindness, without success, but a new study may change all that.

According to a team of University of California (UC) Berkeley scientists working in collaboration with researchers at the University of Munich... Read more


24.05.2016

The next step in the fight against eye disease

Though there are many forms of eye disease that can affect people, the end results are generally the same – sight gradually worsens and their quality of life is significantly affected.

As the population ages and develops more eye-related illnesses, pharmaceutical companies will need to... Read more


24.05.2016

A New Discovery May Help Explain How We See Colour

It's been long understood that our vision is attributed to two types of cells within our eyes, rods and cones. Each detect light in a different way, and have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. A new discovery is helping to shed light on the mechanism by which we see colour.... Read more


20.05.2016

Blindness gene uncovered

The creation of a cure for blindness has taken a step forward after experts in the US were able to identify cover elusive gene that causes a form of blindness from birth.

Scientists from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary have isolated an elusive human gene that causes a common form... Read more


19.05.2016

Writing with your eyes a possibility"

In recent decades, many advances have been made to help people who have lost function of their limbs, but the latest is one of the most significant yet.


The new technology, which has been outlined in a paper published in Current Biology, might allow people who have almost completely lost... Read more


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