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Experts identify cause of dry eye syndrome

The cause of dry eye syndrome, which affects millions of people around the globe on a daily basis, has been visually identified by experts in the US.

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have published new research in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology which suggests that natural killer... Read more


New blindness treatment "may be too expensive"

A new treatment option which could possibly offer hope to hundreds of blind people around the UK may not be available for a long time, one expert has pointed out.

According to Gregoire Cosendai, vice president of Second Sight, which has developed a new type of device to simulate sight in... Read more


Retina research "could lead to cancer treatments"

A new type of research into curing retinal damage could also lead to new cancer treatments, experts involved with the study claim.

Dr Richard Lang, senior investigator on the study and director of the Visual Systems Group in the Division of Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children"s Hospital... Read more


Contact lenses "could replace conventional computers"

Computers as we know them could soon be rendered obsolete by super-advanced contact lenses and similar apparatus that can be worn on the head to access and store information, it has been claimed.

According to Dr Ian Pearson, from consulting... Read more


New eye technology "is proof of principle"

A new form of technology which may help blind people to see has been hailed by one expert as "proof of principle" that new inventions can help to make a positive difference to people"s lives.

That is the opinion of Lyndon Da Cruz, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at London"s Moorfields Eye... Read more


New bionic eye given UK approval

A new bionic eye which can help blind people to see has been given UK approval and may soon be rolled out.

An artificial retina implant which is the first of its kind has been given the green light by regulators in Europe after trials proved to be a success, the Daily Express... Read more


Contact lenses "will facilitate internet access one day"

One day in the not-so-distant future, contact lenses will be used to access the internet, it has been claimed.

Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and the author of Physics of the Future, told the... Read more


New treatment "could prevent cornea transplants"

A new form of eye treatment could prevent the need for hundreds of people a year to undergo cornea transplants, it has been claimed.

According to a recent study carried out by experts at the Manchester Face and Eye Clinic, it may be possible to use a form of microwave emission to treat the... Read more


Silicon hydrogel lenses "becoming more popular"

The popularity of silicone hydrogel contact lenses is continuing to increase, but it is important for consumers using the lenses to follow manufacturers" instructions, one sector expert has advised.

According to Dr. Jeanette Romualdez Oo,... Read more


New pathway "could reverse retina damage"

A novel approach developed by experts in the US may be able to help people suffering from retinal damage, it has been claimed.

According to specialists at Cincinnati Children"s Hospital Medical Center, an approach that involves a new molecular pathway used to suppress blood vessel branching... Read more

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