A new American study found that preschoolers suffering from farsightedness (aka hyperopia) had a more difficult time concentrating than children with normal vision. The study also found that farsighted children had weak hand-eye coordination skills.Researchers at many universities collected data on... Read more


The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) raised the intraocular eye pressure (IOP) score that merits a glaucoma referral. Instead of the former 21mmHg rate, eye doctors will now need to show that their patient has an IOP score of 24mmHg or above for a referral.This new... Read more


Researchers at two major universities have just discovered a new way to create high-quality curved artificial corneas. Eye experts believe these new tissue-derived corneas could work just as effectively as donated human corneas.Scientists at both the University of California and Newcastle University... Read more


Healthcare officials are praising one hospital in southern India for its commitment to environmental sustainability. A new NYU School of Medicine study found that India's Aravind Eye Care System drastically reduced carbon emissions using a novel approach to cataract surgery.Researchers tracked how... Read more


Aston University professors used this year's a World Antibiotic Awareness Week to discuss contact lens hygiene. Presenters hope this information encouraged contact lens wearers in the UK to take better care of their contacts so they won't need to overuse antibiotics.This event took place at Aston... Read more


The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) recently teamed up with the North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services to help elderly people with eye health issues. Over the course of its two-year run, this Optimeyes project has helped at least 6,000 UK residents get... Read more


Researchers at the University of Oxford have just concluded a successful gene therapy study on blind mice. Ophthalmologists around the world believe this new procedure could revolutionize how doctors treat blinding conditions.All of the mice used in this study had retinitis pigmentosa, which is one... Read more


The startup biomedical company PlenOptika is on a mission to help eye doctors perform cheap, safe, and quick eye exams anywhere in the world. To carry out this lofty goal, PlenOptika has developed a handheld device with the ability to measure a person's eyes within just 30 seconds.Called the... Read more


A new long-term study out of the University of California, Los Angeles suggests that regular physical exercise could reduce a person's risk of developing glaucoma.Researchers found that people who exercised regularly were 73 percent less likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma than people who didn't... Read more


Scientists in three countries have just made a major discovery about the nature of insect vision. This new research proves that insects can see the world around them in greater detail than previously imagined.Most people in the field of entomology believed insects saw the world in fuzzy pixelated... Read more


Londoners now have the opportunity to chat with a GP any time of the day through a new smartphone app. Called GP at Hand, this revolutionary app will dramatically change how healthcare is conducted in the UK.The virtual health service provider babylon Healthcare Services developed this app with the... Read more


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could approve a new gene therapy procedure for the eye disorder Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) at the start of 2018.The name of the drug in question is Luxturna. Scientists at the American gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics developed this new one-off... Read more


Scottish stem cell researchers believe they are one step closer to understanding X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). A new study suggests that people with XLRP have significant structural differences in their genetic code and photoreceptor cells than people with normal vision.Researchers at the... Read more


Japanese and German researchers have just created extremely smart cameras that can tell exactly where people are looking. All of these new cameras use the latest advances in deep learning technology.The researchers have successfully tested these cameras in two locations. First, they placed a camera... Read more


Executives at Transitions Optical received so much positive feedback from their Live the Good Light campaign that they've decided to continue to "spread the light" through the rest of this year. In the UK, Transitions Optical will team up with Channel 4 to tell the public about the benefits of... Read more


Canadian and American vision experts have just made an incredible discovery that could change how eye doctors think about treating glaucoma. In their recently published report, researchers show how certain lipid mediators naturally reduce symptoms of this blinding disease.After injecting mice with... Read more


Health officials at both West Suffolk Hospital and Essex County Hospital used this year's World Sight Day to raise awareness of the shortage of corneas at UK eye banks. Both hospitals hope this campaign will encourage locals to take the brave step to becoming corneal donors.A recent report showed... Read more


John Hayes, the UK's Minister for Transport Legislation and Maritime, was invited to speak in the House of Commons on November 30th. In his speech to MPs, Hayes suggested Parliament require the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to promote regular vision screenings for all UK... Read more


British researchers have just uncovered a major link between near-sightedness (aka myopia) and glaucoma. Scientists involved in this study say differences in protein collagen deposits are to blame for myopia patients' higher incidence of glaucoma.Dr. Craig Boote, a senior optometry lecturer at... Read more


Researchers from three prominent UK universities have just performed the world's first successful three-dimensional MRI scan of the human eye. Ophthalmologists around the world believe this new procedure will give them more insights into the nature of diseases like presbyopia.In total, 73... Read more