European eye doctors are extremely excited to hear that they'll get to test out Optomed's brand new handheld fundus camera next year. Called the Optomed Aurora, this camera will easily work with the Optomed Avenue screening software.Seppo Kopsala, CEO of Optomed, said these two products will... Read more


On November 22nd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will allow eye doctors to use the RxSight Inc. Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device for cataract patients. This new device will help optometrists make minor adjustments to artificial lenses in cataract... Read more


An interesting new study out of the University of Cambridge reveals how the electrical currents in an infant's brain change when they receive eye contact. The study shows that infants' brainwaves are most closely correlated to an adult's brainwaves when he/she makes direct eye contact.Researchers... Read more


A new American study shows that there's a direct connection between vision abnormalities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers suggest that doctors in the future could use a specialized vision test to determine whether or not a child is likely to develop ASD.Doctors involved in this study... Read more


A new American study suggests that eye doctors could use donor corneas stored for up to eleven days in transplant surgeries. This goes against the current medical practice of only using donor corneal tissues that have been stored for less than a week.Researchers examined 1,090 patients who underwent... Read more


Dry eye syndrome was a major topic of discussion at this year's Topcon National OCT Conference. One area of research delegates were particularly interested in concerned how dry eyes affect the accuracy of eye measurements.Shehzad Naroo, a reader at Aston University's School of Life and Health... Read more


Researchers at LambdaVision and the University of Connecticut (UConn) are using a protein naturally found in saltwater to develop a revolutionary retinal implant. If all goes well, this new retinal implant could potentially cure many retina-related blinding diseases.The protein researchers are using... Read more


A new study out of the University of California suggests that women who have cataract surgery have a much lower risk of premature death.Researchers involved in this study took a look at over 74,000 Medicare claims from women above the age of 65. In this study sample, 41,735 received cataract... Read more


An incredible 41 percent of British parents haven't taken their children to get vision checkups in at least two years. This data comes from a recent Specsavers Optical Group survey on child vision health in the UK.Investigators also found that around 30 percent of parents never sent their child to... Read more


Australian researchers have released a new study showing an interesting new cell in the eyes of the deep-sea pearlside fish. The interesting thing about these cells is that they are composed of both rod and cone photoreceptor cells.Sometimes called Mueller's bristle-mouth fish, pearlside fish are a... Read more


The UK's General Optical Council (GOC) has announced it will follow the Department of Health's suggestion to implement consultation on healthcare regulator reform. Members of the Department of Health are applauding GOC's decision, saying the organization's efforts will help enhance the quality of... Read more


The UK's Association of Optometrists (AOP) released survey results from this year's Voice of Optometry panel on vision standards for driving. Out of the 1,000 eye health professionals surveyed, nine in ten said the UK's vision requirements for getting a driving license were too lenient and needed to... Read more


A new study out of the University of Pennsylvania challenges the conventional understanding of how the eyes process visual stimuli. Specifically, doctors looked into how the protein cells called melanopsin reacted to light waves.Melanopsin is extremely sensitive to blue-light and is crucial for... Read more


A new study using stem cells is changing how doctors think about the nature of macular degeneration.Scientists at the University of Rochester first took skin cell samples from patients with different genetic macular degenerative diseases. They then transformed these skin cells into stem cells and... Read more


Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Chemistry and Biochemistry have discovered that an extremely important eye protein is shaped like the letter Y. Many believe this finding will revolutionize how doctors think about treating glaucoma in the future.Georgia Tech researchers... Read more


Although there's no official data, it's safe to assume millions of people have peeked onto strangers' smartphones on public transit. Perhaps the only more disturbing fact about mobile phones in the modern era is that 75 percent of us use them while on the toilet!Techies haven't told us whether they... Read more


Professors at America's finest universities believe they've discovered the area of the brain lets us know when it's time to change our routine.The part of the brain researchers pinpointed is called the posterior cingulate cortex. They found that the rate of neurons firing in this region became... Read more


American researchers believe they've found a way to detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using a patient's blood sample. Although it's a long way from being standardized, many eye doctors are interested in using this technique to better diagnose AMD in the future.This research took place at... Read more


Researchers at Germany's University of Tübingen recently published a revolutionary paper on the nature of rod photoreceptors. This new research suggests that rods play a significant role in vision even during daylight hours.Since rods can't distinguish color, most ophthalmologists assumed they... Read more


A brand new study out of France's Université de Rennes is changing how doctors think about dyslexia. This revolutionary report suggests that dyslexia may have more to do with a malformation in the eyes than in the brain.Study authors examined the eyes of 30 dyslexia patients and 30 people without... Read more