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Simple eye test "may prevent stroke"
A simple type of eye test may be able to save thousands of lives, after it was suggested that the procedure could help to prevent people suffering a stroke.
Irish Eye Surgeons Successfully Use Stem Cells for the First Time
The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Dublin has performed the first successful stem cell tissues transplant eye operation in Ireland. This was carried out in collaboration with researchers at Dublin City University.
Heart Medication May Also Reduce Risk of Blindness Caused By Diabetes
New research from Queen’s University Belfast and University College London indicates that a drug that was originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetic macular oedema (DMO).
Telephone reminders "helpful" in glaucoma treatment
Although there are millions of people across the world who suffer from eye problems, many people forget to take the medication required to treat and manage their condition and, as such, are putting themselves at risk.
Could blindness be reversed?
Experts in Japan believe they may have unlocked the key to reversing one of the most life-changing conditions in the planet, and one which affects millions of people around the world – blindness.
Controlling Diabetes Reduces the Risk of Related Eye Disease
Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people, and in its advanced stages can lead to eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy. New research from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) shows that people with diabetes who strictly controlled their blood sugar level cut... Read more
Florida scientists make night blindness breakthrough
Recent reports by scientists in the US have shed light on an important function of the eyes and how they work, which could have a significant impact on future research into treatments for eye conditions.
Brain Cells That Sense Vision Can Switch Between Eyes
There is an area of the brain called the visual cortex, and it’s responsible to interpreting the signals sent to it from the eyes via the optic nerve.
Are some people immune to eye disease?
People who suffer from diabetes not only have to contend with the management of the condition, but they are also at an elevated risk of developing a number of health problems, including diabetic retinopathy (DR).
Special contact lenses repair damaged eyes
A unique type of contact lens has been used to help grow new stem cells that can repair damaged sight and bring hope to thousands.
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