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Space flight "impacts astronauts" vision"
Although the results of space missions are often well documented, the effects of these flights on the astronauts themselves is often not reported, though recent research has shed some light on this.
Eye disease gene "may also cause cancer"
A mutated gene which causes the rare eye disease Schnyder"s corneal dystrophy may also lay a major role in the development of bladder cancer, according to a team of experts in the US.
Optic nerve damage "can be reversed"
For decades, it has been thought that blindness experienced after brain lesions is irreversible, with the damage to the optic nerves leading to permanent impairments affecting the everyday activities of those who suffer them.
Videogames "can treat lazy eyes"
Although many parents tell their children to stop playing videogames and get outside, it appears that the pastime may actually be beneficial for certain youngsters.
New study "could change cataract treatment"
A study in the UK could change the way in which people with glaucoma is assessed and treated, it has been claimed.
Genetic mutation linked to AMD
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet for decades, severely impacting many people"s quality of life.
Possible side-effects uncovered in macular degeneration drug
A drug which should have great potential in helping to minimise the effects of the blinding condition macular degeneration may have some side-effects, according to one researcher in the US.
Study gives hope to sufferers of corneal ulcers
A study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) may give hope to those suffering from severe cases of bacterial corneal ulcers, which have the potential to lead to blindness if untreated.
Cambridge University develops high-tech eye test
A high-tech test has been developed by scientists at Cambridge University, with the potential to save the eyesight and the lives of young children.
New study "could lead to AMD treatment"
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes blindness in the world, though very few treatments for the condition exist.
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