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Is a new glaucoma treatment on the way?

By Adrian Galbreth

As one of the leading causes of vision loss on the planet, glaucoma is understandably the focus of many studies, though a new one appears to have come closer than most to creating a new treatment for the blinding condition.

In glaucoma patients, the optic... Read more


X-ray treatment to prevent glaucoma?

By Adrian Galbreth

Targeted x-ray treatment of an individual eye could prevent the onset of glaucoma, new research indicates.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that when target x-ray therapy was given to young mice who would be prone to glaucoma in... Read more


New breakthrough "could stop eye infections"

By Adrian Galbreth

The majority of people have probably suffered from an eye infection at some point, with the problem often hampering their daily lives until it clears up and generally being a hassle.

However, a new study has suggested that diagnosing, treating and preventing... Read more


Experts produce retinas from stem cells

By Adrian Galbreth

As the ongoing fight against eye disease continues, experts from around the world are constantly coming up with new ways to help treat people with optical conditions or even prevent diseases from developing in the first place.

Now, for the first time,... Read more


Measuring eye pressure at home "improves glaucoma management"

By Adrian Galbreth

Home measurement of eye pressure in youngsters may improve the management of the blinding condition glaucoma, experts claim.

In a new study by scientists at the Duke Eye Center, it was found that parents using a new device known as the Icare Rebound Tonometer... Read more


Triggerfish contact lens "can detect glaucoma"

By Adrian Galbreth

Experts in London have developed a new type of contact lenses that they claim can help to detect the signs of glaucoma and curb cases of the condition.

According to specialists at the London Eye Hospital, a new... Read more


Space travel "harms astronauts" eyes"

By Adrian Galbreth

Space may be the final frontier, but for the brave men and women who boldly go where no man has gone before, the effects of space travel may be having a detrimental impact on their eyes, a new study has suggested.

Researchers at the University of Texas... Read more


Zelda, Mario and Donkey Kong "can combat eye problems"

By Adrian Galbreth

Millions of children across the planet have enjoyed hours playing on their Nintendo Wii as they jump across platforms with Mario, escape dungeons with Link in the Legend of Zelda game and swing between vines with Donkey Kong, but while they are having fun the activity may... Read more


New research re-classifies glaucoma

By Adrian Galbreth

For years, glaucoma has been considered one of the most common and severe of all eye disorders, affecting millions of people around the world, but new research has questioned whether it can actually be classed as an eye disorder at all.

According to a new... Read more


US experts make eye disease breakthrough

By Adrian Galbrteh

The key to treating one of the most common causes of vision loss on the planet could lie in a new pig model developed by experts in the US.

Researchers from the University of Louisville Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and at the National... Read more

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