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New eyecare device invented

A doctor suffering from Bells Palsy has invented a new eyecare device to help him deal with a problem associated with his illness.

Dr Chuck R Courtenay experienced dry eyes as a side-effect of Bells Palsy and created the Eye POD Eye Care Kit to deal with this.

He found that while... Read more


Sclera contact lenses "could be an option"

People with irregularly shaped eyes who have been informed that contact lenses are not an option for them may be able to wear the items after all.

Allaboutvision.com revealed that people with keratoconus or who have irregular corneas as a result... Read more


Breakthrough to make contact lenses safer than ever?

While contact lenses have improved the lives of millions of people around the world in recent decades, allowing them to see clearly without the need for sometimes inconvenient spectacles, there has at times been some doubt about their... Read more


Advice issued on Diabetes Blurry Vision

Those who have developed Diabetes Blurry Vision have been given some useful advice on the condition.

Ourmidland.com said that those who suffer from this will completely lose their eyesight if they do not take action.

The news source said: "Diabetes Blurry Vision is a serious... Read more


Eating eggs "can protect vision"

Eating eggs can help people to protect their vision and prevent the onset of eye disease in later years, according to one expert.

In an advice column in the Sun, Wellbeing"s nutritionist Amanda Ursell said that people can help to safeguard themselves against conditions such as age-related... Read more


Reading part of brain "not dependent on vision"

The area of the brain which is used to process reading is not reliant on vision, a recent study has claimed.

Research carried out by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published in the online edition of Current Biology compared brain imaging studies of sighted and blind... Read more


Glaucoma gene "identified in new study"

Research has identified a new candidate gene responsible for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of the eye disorder.

Experts from Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida examined the genetic code of beagles, which are the only naturally-occurring animal... Read more


Avastin "could save premature babies" sight"

Blindness in premature babies could be prevented by the cancer drug Avastin, research has claimed.

A study looked at how the drug could be used to help babies at risk of going blind because their eyes are not fully developed, Reuters Health reported.

The research, which was carried... Read more


Transplant gives legally blind patient sight

A woman who was declared legally blind has had her eyesight restored thanks to transplant surgery.

The Press Enterprise reported that LaQuisha Higgins, 33, had to quit her job because her vision was so poor and she could not cross the road without assistance, but after a prosthetic cornea... Read more


Omega-3 "could save millions" in eyecare

Millions of pounds in eyecare could be saved if people consumed more food containing omega-3 fish oil, according to a new study.

Research carried out at the Children"s Hospital Boston suggests that the development of conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinopathy... Read more

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