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Volunteer Eye Doctors Use Flying Hospital to Treat Visual Impairment in 3 rd World Countries

A new flying hospital has been unveiled in Los Angeles, a fully stocked and outfitted MD-10 aircraft. This one of a kind airplane will be used by volunteer ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals working with Orbis, an international charity that helps treat eye and vision problems in... Read more


Using Cell Phone Cameras as Eye Tracking Devices

New research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the University of Georgia has developed software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device.

Eye tracking has been used for more than four decades to determine where people are directing... Read more


US Food and Drug Administration Voices Concerns over New Eye Drops

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has developed a new eye drop that is intended to be used as a treatment for glaucoma. However there are concerns at the United States Food and Drug Administration over how the eye drops are being manufactured.

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice... Read more


Treating Eye Diseases with Gene Therapy Delivered in Droplet Form

Some of the most common causes of blindness in the world are caused by diseases that are rooted in human DNA. Unlike injuries or infections, these disorders, like macular degeneration and glaucoma, are triggered by flaws in human DNA. Very little can be done to prevent, or even cure these... Read more


The Human Eye Can Detect the Smallest Amount of Light Possible, A Single Photon

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications reveals that the human eye is capable of an amazing feat, detecting just a single photon of light.

Through tests designed to test the limits and capabilities of human vision, it has been observed that the human eye, in the darkest... Read more


Recent Study Highlights The Importance Of Routine Eye Examinations

Information documented in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science indicates that nearly half of all routine eye exams result in prescription changes, even in patients that hadn’t noticed a change in their visual acuity. This helps to stress the need for people to schedule comprehensive... Read more


The Advancement of Eye Tracking Software

Eye tracking is quickly becoming cheaper, more compact, and incredibly accurate. In fact, there has been enough advancement of the technology in recent years that it is now being included in some smartphones. By monitoring where people look while using their devices, researchers and developers... Read more


Thanks Given To Organ Donors From Iowa Lions Eye Bank

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank hosted its annual Celebration of Hope & Renewal at the Iowa Lions Donor Memorial & Healing Garden on the campus of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The event honors those that have donated organs and tissues, giving the gift of sight, and sometimes even... Read more


Tetrachromats Able To See 100 Times More Colours than Normal People

The cells in the back of the eye that sense light, called rods and cones, normally only detect 3 different colours; red, blue, and green. Any other colour that we see is a mixture of these three colours that is processed by the brain.

Because human vision is based on three colours, we are... Read more


Retired Police Officer’s Life Saved By Observant Optician

Peter Simpson, a 64 year old retired police sergeant from Liverpool, was only expecting a routine eye exam when he stepped into Bennett and Batty Opticians in Mossley Hill. But when his keen eyed doctor noticed a restricted blood vessel connected to his optic nerve, he got much more shocking... Read more

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