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New contact lens "can be worn for 22 days"

A new type of contact lens can be worn for 22 days without the wearer suffering from any incidence of microbial keratitis.

The study found that patients wearing Menicon Z rigid gas-permeable contact... Read more


FDA approves Ozurdex for eye treatment

Allergan has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Ozurdex formula for the treatment of non-infectious ocular inflammation, or uveitis, which affects the posterior segment of the eye.
Clinical trials showed that, after a single injection of Ozurdex, the... Read more


New driving aid "may help blind people"

The technology behind a new type of device to assist people when they are driving could also be used to help blind pedestrians, it has been suggested.

According to experts at the University of Utah, their latest creation, which helps drivers to navigate through touch-based directional... Read more


Study to explore safety of CXL

A new study will explore the safety and effectiveness of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) using Riboflavin/Dextran and Hypotonic Riboflavin in patients with progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia.

The research is being carried out by the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, with Dr Peter... Read more


Could glasses and contact lenses soon be things of the past?

Scientists have discovered a gene that is thought to cause short-sightedness, potentially paving the way for curative treatments to put an end to one of the world"s most-common eye disorders. So, could this condemn glasses and contact lenses to the... Read more


Antiviral therapy "can halt HSV"

A course of oral antiviral medication following infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV) may help to reduce the risk of recurring eye-related manifestations of the disease, a new report claims.

According to a recent study in an issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the... Read more


Gene "could lead to myopia treatments"

A new study has uncovered a gene associated with myopia, or nearsightedness, in Caucasian people from several different regions, including the Netherlands, Britain and Australia.

According to experts at Duke University Medical Center, gene therapies are already working well in some eye... Read more


Special coating "could enable long-term contact lens wear"

A special type of coating may enable people to wear contact lenses for far longer than they usually do, one expert has claimed.

Ted Reid of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, said that the metal coating could allow Read more


Researchers develop "revolutionary" eye cancer treatment

A revolutionary new treatment for eye cancer has been formulated by experts in the US, who claim it may improve outcomes for patients undergoing radiotherapy.

According to a team at the University of Colorado School of Medicine led by assistant professor Scott Oliver, silicone oil applied... Read more


Biosynthetic corneas "can restore vision"

A new type of biosynthetic cornea can help to restore vision to people with major sight problems, experts have claimed.

The new study, from researchers in Canada and Sweden, has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in... Read more

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