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Atorvastatin Shown to be Effective in Treating Macular

Phase I and II clinical trials have been conducted, at both the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and the University of Crete, on the efficacy of certain cholesterol-lowering medication in the treatment of patients with dry macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration (AMD)... Read more


Trifocal lenses to help cataract surgery patients

One of the most common treatments of cataracts is the insertion of lens implants.

After cataract surgery patients often find that they have good near vision and can see far away, but their middle-distance vision, for instance when looking at a computer screen, is blurry. Glasses or Read more


Using Gene Therapy to Restore Eye Sight to the Blind

RetroSense Therapeutics in Ann Arbor, Michigan are pioneering a method of genetic manipulation that could give back sight to people affected by retinal degenerative conditions, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and dry macular degeneration (AMD).

Photoreceptors in the back of our eyes,... Read more


Experts find night blindness gene

Specialists in the US have found a new type of genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1, a defect that causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision through the progressive degeneration of the retina.

Researchers... Read more


Stem cells "boost visual function"

The elimination of eye diseases has taken a step closer after experts in the US reported that an experimental treatment for blindness was a success. The therapy, developed from a patient's skin cells, was seen to improve the vision of blind mice in a study conducted by Columbia University... Read more


Kaposi sarcoma findings could lead to AMD treatment

New scientific findings related to a rare cancer could pave the way for new treatments to be developed for age-related macular degeneration, one of the world's leading causes of sight loss, it has been suggested.

In a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, experts explain... Read more


Statins "reduce glaucoma risk"

Patients who take statins to limit their risk of cardiovascular disease are also less likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma, the most common form of a leading cause of sight loss, it has been claimed.

According to a US study of more than 300,000... Read more


A health warning regarding two counterfeit eye drops

The Health Services Authority in Singapore has issued a warning regarding two counterfeit eye drops, under the names EYE MO, and EYE MO Moist. The drops were determined to be of very poor quality, and showed evidence of bacterial contamination.

The... Read more


Microsoft is working on a virtual reality product called Hololens.

One of the most exciting developments in networked technology, is augmented reality.
This has to date been mostly limited to mobile phones. In one app, for instance,
you can see what businesses are nearby.

Microsoft is working on a virtual reality product called Hololens.
In the... Read more


High Tech Contact Lenses for Glaucoma Patients

After a glaucoma diagnosis, it's challenging to determine the rate at which the disease will progress. In some patient it develops slowly, where in others it advances very quickly. In either scenario, vision loss is an eventuality; the only question is how soon. A new, highly advanced Read more

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