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Eating fish "can prevent vision loss"

For years, scientists have been extolling the virtues of oils and other substances found in fish, and a new study has added further weight to their argument.

According to research carried out by experts at the University of Alberta, the fatty acid found in fish prevents sight loss.
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London Hospital Tests Science Fiction Inspired Bionic Eye

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London is planning to test a new bionic vision system that appears to be pulled strain out of science fiction.French company Pixium Vision developed the device, called the Iris II, which uses a camera to stimulate an implant within the eye to send image signals to the... Read more


Diabetes drug "raises eye disease risk"

A person's risk of developing a blinding eye condition may be significantly increased if they use a certain type of diabetes medication, a new study has suggested.

In a report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication, experts suggest that treatment with... Read more


Simple eye test "may prevent stroke"

A simple type of eye test may be able to save thousands of lives, after it was suggested that the procedure could help to prevent people suffering a stroke.

According to researchers at the University of Zurich, a test known as ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) can reliably detect carotid... Read more


Irish Eye Surgeons Successfully Use Stem Cells for the First Time

The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Dublin has performed the first successful stem cell tissues transplant eye operation in Ireland. This was carried out in collaboration with researchers at Dublin City University.

The recipient was Patrick Godfrey, 46, from Co Tipperary. Godfrey’s... Read more


Heart Medication May Also Reduce Risk of Blindness Caused By Diabetes

New research from Queen’s University Belfast and University College London indicates that a drug that was originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetic macular oedema (DMO).

It is estimated that of the 422 million people affected by diabetes,... Read more


Telephone reminders "helpful" in glaucoma treatment

Although there are millions of people across the world who suffer from eye problems, many people forget to take the medication required to treat and manage their condition and, as such, are putting themselves at risk.

With this in mind, a recent study sought to determine whether... Read more


Could blindness be reversed?

Experts in Japan believe they may have unlocked the key to reversing one of the most life-changing conditions in the planet, and one which affects millions of people around the world – blindness.

Specialists at Doshisha University believe the key lies in regenerative medicine, or the... Read more


Controlling Diabetes Reduces the Risk of Related Eye Disease

Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people, and in its advanced stages can lead to eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy. New research from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) shows that people with diabetes who strictly controlled their blood sugar level cut... Read more


Florida scientists make night blindness breakthrough

Recent reports by scientists in the US have shed light on an important function of the eyes and how they work, which could have a significant impact on future research into treatments for eye conditions.

Two related studies carried out by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps... Read more

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