Chemical In A Decorative Primrose Could Treat Eye Cancer

According to new research out of Thomas Jefferson University, a compound found in a Christmas berry primrose could be used to treat a devastating form of eye cancer. Although this research is only in its initial stages, doctors are hopeful this compound could soon be used in a drug for uveal... Read more

British Study Reveals Two Environmental Risks For Myopia

A fascinating UK study suggests various environmental risk factors could play a major role in the early development of myopia. In particular, researchers found that children who used computers for a long time or who were born in summer had an increased risk of developing myopia. For this study,... Read more

Pupil Size Accurately Measures Stress Levels, New Study Finds

According to a new American study, doctors could soon use pupil measurements to understand how people are coping with stress. University of Missouri scientists brought study participants into a room designed to look like a control room at a power plant. All of these participants were tasked with... Read more

NHS Has Average Wait Times For Cataract Surgery, New Study Shows

A new report reveals the wait time to get a cataract surgery in the UK is slightly better than average compared with other industrialized nations. According to this survey, NHS patients usually have to wait 73 days before receiving this common surgical procedure. The best performing country in this... Read more

Droopy Eyelids Could Be A Warning Sign Of Sleep Apnea

Scientists at Loyola University Chicago recently published a study that suggests sleep apnea patients tend to have drooping eyelids. Investigators hope this study will encourage eye doctors to inform patients with this eye condition of the potential correlation with sleep apnea. 35 sleep apnea... Read more

Afternoon Classes Could Increase Risk Of Childhood Myopia

A newly published study reveals that children who attend after-school sessions have a greater chance of developing near-sightedness (aka myopia). Researchers hope these findings will help public health officials better address the global “myopia boom.” This observational study examined the eye... Read more

Aerobic Exercise Could Reduce IOP And Help Glaucoma Patients

New research out of Pacific University Oregon suggests that regular aerobic exercise could significantly improve eye health. Specifically, researchers believe exercise could be used to naturally lower intraocular pressure (IOP), thereby reducing the risk of glaucoma. This fascinating study was a... Read more

Diets High In Spinach & Beets Could Stave Off AMD

New research out of Australia suggests diets with a high amount of green vegetables and beets can significantly reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Study authors believe these veggies are so beneficial for the eyes due to their high nitrate content. For their research,... Read more

Good Hand-Eye Coordination Skills Linked With Stronger Baseball Performance

A new study shows a clear correlation between hand-eye coordination skills and better performance in baseball. American scientists conducted their research on 450 athletes over the course of three Major League Baseball spring training seasons. Once they had all of the players’ hand-eye... Read more

Oranges Can Prevent AMD, New Study Suggests

A recently published Australian study claims people who regularly eat oranges have a significantly lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Scientists believe certain antioxidant-rich flavonoids in oranges are responsible for their eye health benefits. Researchers at... Read more

Oranges Can Prevent AMD, New Study Suggests

A recently published Australian study claims people who regularly eat oranges have a significantly lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Scientists believe certain antioxidant-rich flavonoids in oranges are responsible for their eye health benefits. Researchers at the... Read more

Scottish Study Suggests Glasses Wearers Really Are Smarter Than Average

According to a new study out of Edinburgh University, there may be some truth to the assumption that smarter people always wear glasses.In their study, a massive team of scientists gathered genetic data from almost 350,000 people in the USA, Europe, and Australia. Investigators also measured study... Read more

Mediterranean Diet Linked With Lower Risk Of AMD

A new study conducted by the European Union (EU) suggests people who eat a Mediterranean Diet have a reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This research highlights the importance proper diet plays in maintaining eye health. Scientists involved in this study analyzed the... Read more

Myopia Risk Increases Each Year A Child Stays In School

The longer you spend in school, the more likely you are to develop myopia. That’s according to a new study put out by the UK’s University of Bristol.In this fascinating study, researchers analyzed data from the UK Biobank specifically looking for correlations between time spent in school and the... Read more

New Study Reveals How Sea Urchins See Without Eyes

A new study out of Sweden’s Lund University provides new information on how sea urchins “see” despite having no eyes. According to this study, these fascinating creatures use their feet to detect potential threats in their environment. As they observed sea urchins in a variety of tests,... Read more

Pupil Dilation Could Indicate The “Aha Moment”

A new study out of Japan suggests that pupil dilation is directly related to the moment when a person has a mental breakthrough. Researchers hope this study will encourage further research into the interesting connections between our brains and our eyes. For this study, Toyohashi University of... Read more

Free Online Test Predicts Eye, Hair, And Skin Colours With DNA Info

Police officers and anthropologists around the world now have a new tool to help them figure out what a person looks like with basic DNA information. Called the HIrisPlex-S system, this software could be used to determine a person’s eye, skin, and hair colours with a DNA sample.All people need to... Read more

NHS Suggests Dark Chocolate May Have No Effect On Visual Health

If you’re a chocaholic, then you might want to stop reading this article right now. A new blog post written by NHS Choices criticizes an American study that suggested dark chocolate could improve sight.In the University of the Incarnate Word’s initial study, scientists took a group of 30 healthy... Read more

Antidote For Snake Venom Could Treat Keratitis

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are analyzing whether an antidote used to cure venomous snakebites could help treat microbial keratitis. This new antidote could provide doctors with a safer and more effective treatment for keratitis. Professors were inspired to perform this research... Read more

Visual Deficits Linked To Dyslexia, New Study Reveals

A new American study suggests dyslexic children have more visual deficiencies than non-dyslexic students. These findings could lead to a better understanding of how ophthalmologic treatments may help dyslexia patients. Scientists from Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital... Read more