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Corneal arcus "associated with eye pressure"

The common eye problem corneal arcus may be associated with elevated eye pressure, according to a new report.

A study published in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, shows that corneal arcus was present in the right eyes of 57.9 per cent of... Read more


Vitamins E and C "have no effect on cataracts"

A new study has revealed that consumption of vitamins A and C has little or no effect on the risk of age-related cataracts in men.

According to a report in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, there has been a long-held belief that there is a link... Read more


Gene linked to eye cancer identified

Experts in the US have identified a gene which is linked to melanoma of the eye, a particularly deadly form of cancer.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis claim that the discovery is an "important step" in understanding why some tumours spread and others do... Read more


Eye implants "make blind people see"

A radical new type of eye implant may enable blind people to see, experts have suggested.

According to a report published by the Royal Society in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, German researchers have developed a retinal implant that enables blind people to see shapes and... Read more


Blindness study "is very encouraging"

A new study which has suggested possible forms of treatment for blind people is "very encouraging news" for visually impaired people across the planet, one expert has claimed.

Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the charity the Eyecare Trust, said the research "clearly demonstrates" how... Read more


Perfect contact lenses "a distinct possibility"

The creation of new contact lenses which could help to provide people with perfect vision is now a distinct possibility, according to researchers from St Andrews University.

Specialists at the facility have developed a new technique which... Read more


Exposure to lead "may cure blindness"

Exposure to lead may help to prevent and even reverse blindness, according to a new study on mouse models.

According to Professor Donald Fox, from the University of Houston"s College of Optometry, his team"s findings suggest that a new drug that acts like lead could transform human... Read more


Corneal inlays "sharpen near vision"

Corneal inlays provide short-sighted people with an effective way of improving their vision, it has been claimed.

In research presented at the Scientific Programme of a Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology, experts claimed... Read more


Blurry vision "is not inevitable"

It is not inevitable that people with presbyopia suffer from blurry vision, it has been claimed.

From the age of 40 onwards the eye"s lenses gradually lose the ability to focus on close-up objects, and by the 50s or 60s almost everyone experiences blurry near vision, despite distance... Read more


Corneal lens implants "safe and effective"

Corneal lens implants to improve deteriorating vision have been described as "safe and effective" by experts in Greece.

According to Dr Ioannis G Pallikaris, from the University Hospital of Crete, a new type of micro-lens called the Flexivue, which was implanted in the corneas of 15... Read more

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