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14.04.2012

Taking antibiotics "may lead to detached retinas"

By Adrian Galbreth

Although the majority of people view antibiotics as a force for good, some types of medication have side-effects, as has been highlighted in a new study by experts in Canada.

The study, conducted by the Child and Family Research Institute of British Columbia... Read more


13.04.2012

Thickness of cornea "linked to eye disease"

By Adrian Galbreth

The thickness of a person's cornea may be linked to an eye disease that can cause blindness, according to experts in the US.

Specialists at Case Western Reserve University say the new findings could change the standard of practice for those treating... Read more


13.04.2012

Study sheds light on brain recognition

By Adrian Galbreth

A new study has shed light on how the brain recognises certain objects that we have seen before - something that was previously a grey area for scientists.

Brown University neuroscientists have highlighted the potentially different roles that two distinct... Read more


12.04.2012

IOP breakthrough leads fight against glaucoma

By Adrian Galbreth

A new study has shed light on the regulation of intraocular pressure in the eye and could lead to new understandings of how to treat glaucoma, it has been claimed.

Experts working on the six-year collaboration between Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the... Read more


12.04.2012

Ocular tremors "a sign of Parkinson"s disease"

By Adrian Galbreth

Although many people who have experienced tremors in their eye may have dismissed it as being trivial, such an occurrence may actually be a sign of Parkinson's according to a new study.

Experts in the US note that persistent ocular tremors that prevent... Read more


12.04.2012

New drug "can halt eye disease"

By Adrian Galbreth

Although many drugs are trialled and fail each year, some are proven to be effective in treating life-altering conditions, and the latest to demonstrate its efficacy is a drug that can prevent eye disease.

The results of a new randomised controlled trial at... Read more


12.04.2012

"Positive stress" can prevent glaucoma

By Adrian Galbreth

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK, but new research has claimed that there may be a simple way of helping to combat the development and progression of the disease.

According to specialists at Washington University School of Medicine... Read more


11.04.2012

Experts make "major" AMD breakthrough

By Adrian Galbreth

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world and has been the subject of many studies over the years, though new research carried out in Ireland looks closer than most to preventing the development of the... Read more


10.04.2012

New eye test "can diagnose heart disease"

By Adrian Galbreth

A new type of eye test could potentially help to save lives, according to experts who claim it can diagnose heart problems.

Specialists at the University of Edinburgh Clinical Research Imaging Centre say the new test takes just 30 seconds but could... Read more


03.04.2012

Osteoporosis drugs "may cause eye problems"

By Adrian Galbreth

There are many amazing drugs on the market that can help to cure a wealth of conditions and ease symptoms, but in some cases the so-called miracle cures may have side-effects that impact other areas of the body.

According to a new study by experts in Canada,... Read more


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