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Florida scientists make night blindness breakthrough

Recent reports by scientists in the US have shed light on an important function of the eyes and how they work, which could have a significant impact on future research into treatments for eye conditions.

Two related studies carried out by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps... Read more


Brain Cells That Sense Vision Can Switch Between Eyes

There is an area of the brain called the visual cortex, and it’s responsible to interpreting the signals sent to it from the eyes via the optic nerve.

Normally, the images from each eye are processed individually, but in the event of a serious injury, in which one eye is no longer able... Read more


Are some people immune to eye disease?

People who suffer from diabetes not only have to contend with the management of the condition, but they are also at an elevated risk of developing a number of health problems, including diabetic retinopathy (DR).

The condition is the most common and one of the most serious complications... Read more


Special contact lenses repair damaged eyes

A unique type of contact lens has been used to help grow new stem cells that can repair damaged sight and bring hope to thousands.

Experts at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, led by researcher Karl David Brown, used minuscule sheets of... Read more


Eye Muscles Less Affected By ALS Than Other Muscles Throughout The Body

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have released the results of a study that focused on the effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) on different muscles throughout the body.

Their findings show that there is a difference between the effects seen in eye muscles in comparison... Read more


Using cheaper eye drugs "increases risk of problems"

In recent years, two drugs have been formulated to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world - namely Lucentis and Avastin.

Cases have been made for both drugs, with experts citing that, although the former appears to... Read more


Stem cell therapy may lead to new eye treatments

Experts in Japan have published a recent study that suggests a new treatment option for eye disease may be possible, thanks to breakthrough stem cell research.

Specialists at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, led by study author Yoshiki Sasai, suggest that human-derived stem... Read more


Demanding computer work "increases eye strain"

People who regularly spend time in front of a computer carrying out visually demanding tasks are at a greater risk of eye strain, a new report suggests.

Experts from Department of Optometry and Visual Science at Buskerud University College in Norway have found that glare and increased... Read more


Passive smoking may lead to hyperopia

A child's risk of developing the eye condition hyperopia may be increased if their parents smoke and they are frequently in a smoke environment, a new study has suggested.

Research carried out by experts at Ain Shams University in Cairo, which was published in the latest issue of... Read more


Women"s need for contact lenses "is not genetic"

Over the years, many different studies have corroborated with each other in confirming that women require glasses or contact lenses for reading earlier than men.

However, the reason for this has never been confirmed, until now, thanks to a... Read more

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