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Retinal prosthesis "could restore sight to blind"

By Adrian Galbreth

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a system that could someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases.

The technique is a new type of retinal prosthesis that... Read more


Genetic factor "may predict eye disease"

By Adrian Galbreth

The onset of a common and potentially harmful form of eye disease may be predicted by a genetic factor, it has been claimed.

According to experts at the Mayo Clinic and University of Oregon, a genetic factor known as a repeating trinucleotide is a strong... Read more


Diabetes drug "could treat blindness"

By Adrian Galbreth

A drug currently prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could have another important use, according to experts in the US who have exhibited its efficacy in treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness.

Specialists at the University of... Read more


Accident during study leads to eye breakthrough

By Adrian Galbreth

The cures for some of the planet's worst viruses and infections have been found by accident, with Morgellon's Disease being one example of this, and it seems that another mishap may lead to new ways of combating eye disease being formulated.

It all... Read more


Eye implant helps blind man to see

By Adrian Galbreth

A British man has defied what medical professionals have been saying for centuries and has proved that it is possible for blind people to see again.

Chris James had been completely blind for more than two decades, but has become the first person in the UK to... Read more


New eye drugs "are equally effective"

By Adrian Galbreth

After all the furore surrounding the use of two new eye drugs for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study has revealed that they are equally effective.

There has recently been much debate about the use of the drug Avastin by... Read more


Researchers make "major AMD breakthrough"

By Adrian Galbreth

As the leading cause of sight loss in the western world, experts are understandably keen to make a breakthrough in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and specialists in the US appear to have done exactly that.

Led by Dr Jayakrishna... Read more


Membrane transplantation "can prevent blindness"

By Adrian Galbreth

Scientists' seemingly never-ending battle against blindness has taken an exciting new step after experts were able to prevent blindness in a serious eye condition.

The study, published online in the journal Cornea, was carried out by specialists at the... Read more


Glaucoma detection "on the horizon"

By Adrian Galbreth

New ways of detecting glaucoma could be in the pipeline, according to experts working on a new study in the US.

Results from the largest ever genetic study of glaucoma at Massachusetts Ear and Eye showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary... Read more


Women"s pupils "are much larger than men"s"

By Adrian Galbreth

Although it has long been thought that women's and men's eyes were much the same, a new study has suggested that there may actually be a fundamental difference between the two.

Researchers at the University of Valencia claim that women's pupils... Read more

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