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25.08.2016

The Advancement of Eye Tracking Software

Eye tracking is quickly becoming cheaper, more compact, and incredibly accurate. In fact, there has been enough advancement of the technology in recent years that it is now being included in some smartphones. By monitoring where people look while using their devices, researchers and developers... Read more


23.08.2016

Tetrachromats Able To See 100 Times More Colours than Normal People

The cells in the back of the eye that sense light, called rods and cones, normally only detect 3 different colours; red, blue, and green. Any other colour that we see is a mixture of these three colours that is processed by the brain.

Because human vision is based on three colours, we are... Read more


21.08.2016

Restoring Vision by Regenerating Damaged Nerves

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience shows that scientists have been able to restore partial vision in mice by regenerating previously severed optic-nerves. This success is a first in a long series of attempts to repair damaged nerves, and may lead to further... Read more


21.08.2016

Non-invasive Eye Test Allows For Early Detection of Alzh

Alzheimer’s is a terrible and devastating disease that strips millions of people of their memories and cognitive abilities. There are currently few ways of treating it, and even fewer ways of detecting it before it’s sufficiently advanced.

But a new, non-invasive eye scan is proving to... Read more


19.08.2016

Next iPhone Likely to Have Eye Scanning Capabilities

Not long ago Apple released an iPhone that introduced Touch ID, the fingerprint scanning technology that helped to secure more phones around the world than any previous tech ever had. The only way to unlock devices protected with Touch ID was with an authorized fingerprint, rather than a... Read more


17.08.2016

New Eye Test May Detect Glaucoma Years Sooner Than Previously Possible

Glaucoma is the number two cause of irreversible blindness in the world, second only to cataracts. It doesn’t have many early warning signs, and most people don’t know they have it until it’s too far progressed to effectively treat. But now that a team of researchers at UNSW Australia have... Read more


17.08.2016

Macular Degeneration Sufferer Sees Her Grandchildren for the First Time in a Decade

A 72 year old woman from Wales recently underwent an operation to treat her age-related macular degeneration (AMD). After the successful procedure she is now seeing the world around her in more detail than she has in more than ten years.

Second only to cataracts, AMD is a leading cause of... Read more


11.08.2016

“Electroshock” Used To Improve Vision

A shocking new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that stimulating the part of the brain that processes visual input with electricity can improve vision for several hours. It appears that test subjects with the lowest levels of visual acuity had the greatest amount of... Read more


10.08.2016

Early Detection of Dementia Possible With Eye and Smell Test

Researchers at Moorfields eye hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have successfully developed a means of early detection for dementia, a disease that reduces a person’s cognitive ability and memory, and is a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

The test, which measures the... Read more


09.08.2016

New and Improved Treatment Option for Common Eye Condition.

A new means of treating Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy (FED) has been developed that is both minimally invasive, and has fewer negative side effects when compared to the current standard treatment option.

FED is a condition in which too much fluid accumulates in the tissue surrounding the... Read more


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