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Contact Lenses Introduce Skin Bacteria To The Eyes
According to a study published this week in the open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, mBio, contact lenses may alter the natural microbial community of the eyes.
Drinking tea "can keep the eyes hydrated"
Many people suffer from dry eyes, which can be extremely irritating and uncomfortable and affect people's everyday lives, but what many do not realise is that the condition is avoidable.
New finding may lead to AMD treatment
A key finding by experts in the US may lead to a new treatment being developed for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world.
Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked To Rare Eye Disease
A study was recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Las Vegas indicated that the vaccine for chickenpox and shingles may be linked to keratitis, which is inflammation of the eye's cornea, although only in a very small number of cases.
According to Dr. Frederick... Read more
Are Your Car Windows Protecting You From UV Rays?
Ultra violet light, which is part of natural sunlight, has been linked to a large list of medical problems, including skin cancer, cataracts, and other forms of blindness.
Anyone suffering from a sun burn knows first hand the negative effect that too much UV light can have on their body.... Read more
New chemical "can make the blind see"
For centuries, doctors and scientists have been attempting to find a cure for blindness, without success, but a new study may change all that.
The next step in the fight against eye disease
Though there are many forms of eye disease that can affect people, the end results are generally the same – sight gradually worsens and their quality of life is significantly affected.
A New Discovery May Help Explain How We See Colour
It's been long understood that our vision is attributed to two types of cells within our eyes, rods and cones. Each detect light in a different way, and have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. A new discovery is helping to shed light on the mechanism by which we see colour.... Read more
Blindness gene uncovered
The creation of a cure for blindness has taken a step forward after experts in the US were able to identify cover elusive gene that causes a form of blindness from birth.
Writing with your eyes a possibility"
In recent decades, many advances have been made to help people who have lost function of their limbs, but the latest is one of the most significant yet.
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