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Genetic mutation "the cause of eye cancer"

A genetic mutation which causes the most common form of eye cancer has been discovered by experts in the US.

According to the report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have isolated an oncogene called GNA11 and have found that it is present in more than 40 per... Read more


Scan identifies cause of inherited blindness

A team of researchers has identified a new transcription factor scan which identifies the genetic cause of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disorder which causes blindness.

The multinational collaboration between Regensburg"s Institute of Human Genetics in St Louis, other partners and... Read more


Laser system "benefits cataracts patients"

A new type of laser system has been shown to be beneficial during cataracts surgery, offering hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from the eye problem.

Global ophthalmic device company OptiMedica said that results from a clinical study of its Catalys Precision Laser... Read more


Dementia "linked to poor eyesight"

People with poor eyesight may be at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.

The report, carried out by researchers from the University of Michigan, found that those who take steps to have their vision corrected may help to reduce their risk,... Read more


Deaf people "have better peripheral vision"

People who were born deaf have better peripheral vision than hearing people once they reach adulthood, according to a new study.

The report, funded by the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), tested profoundly deaf children aged between five and 15 years using a self-designed... Read more


Multifocal contact lenses "may affect night driving"

People"s ability to drive at night may be affected depending on the type of contact lens they wear, a new study has suggested.

According to a research article published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, multifocal Read more


Corneal arcus "associated with eye pressure"

The common eye problem corneal arcus may be associated with elevated eye pressure, according to a new report.

A study published in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, shows that corneal arcus was present in the right eyes of 57.9 per cent of... Read more


Vitamins E and C "have no effect on cataracts"

A new study has revealed that consumption of vitamins A and C has little or no effect on the risk of age-related cataracts in men.

According to a report in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, there has been a long-held belief that there is a link... Read more


Gene linked to eye cancer identified

Experts in the US have identified a gene which is linked to melanoma of the eye, a particularly deadly form of cancer.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis claim that the discovery is an "important step" in understanding why some tumours spread and others do... Read more


Eye implants "make blind people see"

A radical new type of eye implant may enable blind people to see, experts have suggested.

According to a report published by the Royal Society in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, German researchers have developed a retinal implant that enables blind people to see shapes and... Read more

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