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Eye allergies "could be treated by contact lenses"

People who suffer from eye allergies or other conditions - such as glaucoma - that require frequent use of eye drops could soon benefit from a new drug delivery system incorporating contact lenses.

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Contact lenses in New Zealand "improve sight overnight"

Contact lenses which are claimed to help correct vision while the wearer sleeps are being used in New Zealand.

Radio New Zealand reports how the products, called "revise retainer" lenses, are worn overnight and are intended to... Read more


Contact lenses save cat from risky operation

An elderly cat has been saved from having a life-threatening operation by having contact lenses fitted.

Black and white cat Ernest, 15, suffers from entropion, a condition which makes his eyelids roll inwards.

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Farsightedness said to affect 1bn people

The number of people affected with farsightedness or difficulty seeing objects due to their age is believed to be in excess of one billion, according to a recent study.

Presbyopia is the proper term for adults who, due to their advancing age, have trouble seeing objects... Read more


New imaging technology "could help detect blindness"

Researchers have developed a new type of retinal imaging that could be used to help detect diseases that cause blindness.

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) journal recently published a study in which a team from the University of Bristol investigated changes in... Read more


Through the lens: A transparent history of modern contacts

A scleral lens is one that sits on the sclera - the white of the eye in humans - and the advances made in the technology associated with contact lens manufacture and design, as well as scientific know-how, have brought relief to many people who need their vision... Read more


Cornea "uses stem cells to repair itself"

The cornea makes use of stem cells to repair itself, a new study suggests.

Led by professor Yann Barrandon, who holds a joint appointment at two medical facilities in Switzerland, the research used mouse models to demonstrate everyday wear and tear on the cornea.

The scientists... Read more


Eyecare Trust: Contacts can correct almost any prescription

Contact lenses can be used to correct "almost any prescription", the chairman of the Eyecare Trust said recently.

Iain Anderson said that compared to laser eye surgery, they are not so limited in what they can treat and with what... Read more


Don"t suffer with dry eyes, says expert

Those who suffer from dry eyes should not be afraid to seek treatment for the condition.

Some time ago bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard teamed up with Allergan and a US organization, Red Hot Mamas (RHM), to raise awareness about the possible long-term consequences of dry... Read more


Bionic eye lens "is the future"

The future of contact lenses is to wear them inside the eye, according to a scientist.

Daily contact lenses - currently the choice of millions of people thanks to their convenience and hygiene benefits - could become redundant... Read more

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