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US professor presents new contact lens research in Japan

A top US professor has returned to the country following a trip to Japan in which he presented some key findings of a study into contact lenses.

Dr Thomas Salmon, professor of Optometry at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, was joined by... Read more


Researchers develop revolutionary contact lens

Experts in the US are developing a new type of contact lens which they claim may be able to revolutionise the way we live.

University of Washington researchers state that the new contact lenses could... Read more


Oily fish "may slow AMD progression"

Regularly eating oily fish may help to slow the progression of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it has been claimed.

A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that people who eat one or more servings of oily fish a week are 60 per cent... Read more


New medication "can relieve eye pressure"

Fera Pharmaceuticals has announced the launch of Neptazane (Methazolamide), an oral treatment option for physicians and patients who require effective reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP).

According to the company, the drug is intended for use in the treatment of ocular conditions where... Read more


New therapies "may halt diabetes-related eye condition"

New research has revealed that two therapies may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy in people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Results from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Eye Study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, indicate that... Read more


Imaging system "may enhance eye study"

A newly designed high-resolution imaging system used to study the retinal structure of live birds of prey has been unveiled.

In a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, researchers revealed unprecedented three-dimensional information about the retina of four... Read more


Valproic acid "may halt vision loss"

A new study has suggested that valproic acid may be effective in helping to reduce vision loss in those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School claim that valproic acid, which is approved by the FDA to reduce seizures, treat... Read more


Vitamin A deficiency "can cause infant vision loss"

Vitamin deficiency resulting from weight loss surgery may cause vision loss in infants, according to a new study.

Research carried out by a team of experts at Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Children"s Hospital and Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Queensland,... Read more


Special cells help blind mice to "see"

A new study has provided hope to people with severe visual impairment or blindness that they may one day be able to see clearly again.

According to a team led by biologist Samer Hattar of the Johns Hopkins University"s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, mice that do not have any rods and... Read more


Researchers discover a cause of retinal degeneration

A cause of retinal degeneration has been discovered by scientists in Japan.

It is related to cilia - the hair-like structures that jut out from the smooth surfaces of most mammal cells.

Researchers at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine found that if these communication hubs do... Read more

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