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Implantable contact lenses "give new hope"

The availability of implantable contact lenses brings new hope to people who need vision correction, according to an expert.

Opthalmologist Dr Daniel Wilson, who works at the Shannon Clinic and Angelo Laser Eye Centre in Texas,... Read more


Demand rises for prosthetic eyes in Islamabad

There is a rising demand for ocular prosthetics in Islamabad, according to a report.

Mohammed Rashid, who heads the department for contact lenses and artificial eyes at the Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, told Pakistani publication the News that more and more people are coming in for... Read more


Infra-red light "may repair eyesight damage"

People who have harmed their eyesight through exposure to bright light may be able to recover through use of infra-red rays.

Dr Krisztina Valter of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, which comprises research carried out by four universities in Australia, headed a team which has... Read more


New products "for people with difficulty wearing contact lenses"

A US optometrist has said that people who have had difficulty in finding or wearing contact lenses in the past can make use of new products.

Speaking to Naples Daily News, Dr James R Seibold said that people with severe astigmatism or myopia, or who have dry eyes, have options available to... Read more


Eye exercises "can help vision"

Eye exercises can help to improve someone"s vision, according to a US professor.

Dr Janice Wensveen, clinical associate professor at the College of Optometry in the University of Houston, made the claim.

She suggested one exercise in which people bring a pencil closer to their... Read more


Music "can help restore stroke victims" sight"

By Adrian Galbreth

Stroke victims who have suffered sight loss may be able to regain it by listening to music they enjoy.

The results of the study by Dr David Soto of Imperial College London were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of... Read more


Tears "could be used to assess suitability for extended wear contact lenses"

A study is underway in the US to try to find out whether a person could use extended wear contact lenses by testing their tears.

Lucy Kehinde, a researcher at the University of Alabama, told wkowtv.com that the proteins in tears... Read more


People with astigmatism "unaware of contact lens options"

A survey sponsored by Bausch & Lomb has found that more than 40 per cent of people who suffer from astigmatism do not believe they can wear contact lenses.

Astigmatism, according to the Mayo Clinic, is an imperfection in the eye"s... Read more


Custom-made contact lenses "are a miracle"

A woman who has been given back her vision thanks to custom-made contact lenses has described them as being "truly a miracle".

Pamela Cigainero of Houston, Texas, suffered damage to her corneas six years ago in an allergic reaction to medication, abclocal.go.com reports.

But she is... Read more


Camera "could save diabetics" sight"

A diagnostic camera that could help make eye screenings for diabetics more widely available has almost been completed, it has been reported.

US start-up company Aeon Imaging has licensed a diagnostic camera intended to reduce the cost of eye screenings, reported the Indianapolis... Read more

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