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Mini-monovision surgery "the way forward"

So-called mini-monovision surgery may become the standard in the eye industry, according to one expert.

Dr Tariq Qamar said that blended vision surgery, or mono-vision as it is commonly called, is being offered to his patients in a bid to remove their cataracts.

According to the... Read more


Experts make major AMD discovery

Experts in the US have made a major discovery regarding the condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which they say could lead to two new therapies being developed.

According to specialists at the University of Kentucky led by ophthalmologist Dr Jayakrishna Ambati, an accumulation... Read more


Expert: More teenagers using contact lenses

There has been a global rise in the number of teenagers using contact lenses for vision correction instead of glasses, one industry expert has observed.

Dr Hitesh Ramanuj, an eye surgeon, told the Ahmedabad Mirror that Read more


New reading test "may detect concussion"

A new reading test may be an effective means of detecting whether athletes are suffering from concussion immediately after a sporting injury, it has been claimed.

Experts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have developed a simple reading test which can be conducted by... Read more


New discovery into Fuchs dystrophy "may save corneas"

A new investigation into one of the major eye diseases, may help to reduce the need for patients to undergo corneal implants.

Experts at the Schepens Eye Research Institute have discovered that free radicals, which are unstable molecules that cause the death of cells as the body ages, may... Read more


Irregular corneas "a major problem"

People who have irregular corneas may find that the condition makes it very difficult to find suitable vision correction products, it has been noted.

J Keith Lomas, group president and chief executive officer of UltraVision CLPL, pointed out that irregular corneas can be caused by a number... Read more


DIY glaucoma test "a possibility"

Glaucoma tests which can be done at home may soon become a reality, according to a group of researchers in the US.

Experts at Duke University in North Carolina led by Dr Sanjay Asrani claim that a new device may enable glaucoma sufferers to find out in minutes whether the condition, which... Read more


New eye technology monitors corneal distortions

A new type of technology is improving the way in which professionals diagnose eye conditions and prescribe patients, it has been claimed.

David Davis, of Vision Source in East Las Vegas, made the comments about iZon technology, which measures the corneal distortions of a patient"s eye and... Read more


New treatment "kills contact lens bacteria"

A relatively new technique may be able to improve the way in which bacteria on contact lenses is killed, according to a team of experts in the US.

Research carried out by specialist at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas... Read more


Survey highlights variation in contact lens opinion

There is a distinct variation in the opinion of global contact lens practitioners when it comes to the issue of biocompatibility, corneal staining and risk factors, a recent report has revealed.

According to the poll of 1,229 practitioners,... Read more

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