30.07.2018
Retinal Infractions Are An Early Warning Sign Of Stroke, New Study Shows

A new study reveals a strong correlation between retinal infractions and the risk of brain strokes. Scientists hope this new research will encourage primary care doctors to send retinal infraction patients to neurologists ASAP for thorough evaluations.Out of 5,688 retinal infraction patients... Read more


27.07.2018
Müller Glia Cells Could Be Key To Preventing AMD, New Study Suggests

A recent study out of Duke University shows that retinal cells called Müller glia play a key role in preventing the spread of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Study authors believe their new finding will help scientists discover a novel cure for the common blinding disease in the near... Read more


27.07.2018
New Plasma-Coated Contacts Could Help Ward Off Eye Infections

German researchers at the Fraunhofer Society have developed new contact lenses they believe could help fight off serious corneal infections.The feature that differentiates Fraunhofer Society's contacts from typical contacts is that they are treated with a layer of plasma. Scientists say the thin... Read more


24.07.2018
New Study Shows What Areas Of The Eyes Change In Astronauts

Thanks to a new study out of the University of Houston, doctors now have a better understanding of the structural damage space travel has on a person's eyes. Using the latest in optical coherence tomography imaging, eye doctors have been able to locate the areas of the eyes affected by space... Read more


24.07.2018
New Study Suggests Possible Treatment For Common Corneal Condition

British researchers have just published a study they believe could help people suffering from the corneal disease Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Not only did scientists discover more information on the genes of FECD patients, they also formulated a possible cure.Investigators at the... Read more


23.07.2018
New Study Out Of University of California Discovers New Way To Grow Blood Vessels With Stem Cells

University of California (UC) professors accidentally discovered a potential stem cell-derived treatment for blood vessel issues. Interestingly, these scientists were only studying ATF6 gene malformation, which is a cause of an inherited eye disorder.Patients who are born with a malformed ATF6 gene... Read more


21.07.2018
UK Approves Trial Of Algae-Derived Gene Therapy For Retinitis Pigmentosa

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency approved a clinical trial for an exciting algae-based gene therapy. Scientists hope this novel gene therapy could help cure the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP).GenSight Biologics, a French gene therapy company, owns exclusive rights to... Read more


14.05.2018
​Optometrists Could Play Supportive Role In Treating Dyslexia

Dr. Bruce Evans, director of research at the UK's Institute of Optometry, delivered a passionate lecture on the role optometrists can play in helping dyslexic children at London's 2018 100% Optical gathering.While optometrists might not be able to cure dyslexia on their own, Dr. Evans believes... Read more


02.05.2018
Mistletoe Oil Could Reduce Dry Eye Symptoms, New Study Suggests

Researchers in the southeastern city of Nanchang, China, believe a sprig of mistletoe could seriously help dry eye sufferers. According to their report, dry eye patients saw a tremendous improvement in symptoms after using mistletoe oil drops for only a few months.In total, 60 women between 50 and... Read more


01.05.2018
 Luxturna Gene Therapy Dramatically Improves LCA Patients' Vision

A new gene therapy procedure shows great promise for the treatment of the rare eye disease Leber congenital amaurosis LCA). Researchers believe this new treatment could help thousands of child patients stave off LCA's severe symptoms like vision loss and blindness.29 LCA patients took part in this... Read more


27.04.2018
Korean Researchers Discover Link Between Cataracts, Asthma, And Hay Fever

A new study out of South Korea suggests people who have asthma or frequent hay fever are at a greater risk of dealing with cataracts later in life. Study authors hope this research will encourage more funding to go into studying this correlation and developing preventative treatment... Read more


25.04.2018
Hokkaido University Professors Discover New Way To Treat Dry Eye

Japanese scientists have just released a study suggesting a new way to treat dry eye syndrome. According to this new research, the key to successful dry eye drops might be found in the eye's lipid layer.The eye's tear layer is composed of water, mucin, and lipids. Most over-the-counter drops for dry... Read more


23.04.2018
Harvard Researchers Develop Extremely Thin Artificial Eye

Engineers at Harvard University have just created an extremely thin artificial eye they believe will revolutionise camera lens design. Today, researchers involved in this study are trying to incorporate these lenses into the cameras of tomorrow.Called a "metalens," this new electronically-controlled... Read more


11.04.2018
Desktop Humidifier Can Help Dry Eye Patients, New Study Shows

A USB-powered desktop humidifier could be a great investment for people who suffer with dry eye syndrome. That's according to a new randomized study out of New Zealand that analyzed the effects of a desktop humidifier on computer users.44 people participated in this study over a two-day period. On... Read more


23.03.2018
Loss Of Five Senses Leads To Increased Risk Of Death, New Study Shows

A new American study shows that adults with weaker command over the five senses face more health challenges than healthy people. This report also suggests that people with greater sensory impairments have a higher risk of early death.Researchers involved in this study tracked over 3,000 adults aged... Read more


21.03.2018
Liverpool Engineers Design IOP Detecting Contact Lenses

British researchers have just developed a hi-tech contact lens that can accurately measure a person's intraocular eye pressure (IOP). Doctors around the world are hopeful these new lenses will help glaucoma patients keep accurate data on their IOP levels.Engineers at the University of Liverpool... Read more


12.03.2018
Eye Abnormalities Linked To Autism In New York Study

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


09.03.2018
Donated Corneas Can Be Safely Stored For 11 Days, New Study Suggests

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


07.03.2018
 Connecticut Researchers Test Novel Retinal Implants In Pigs

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


02.03.2018
Brisbane Scientists Discover Rod-Cone Eye Cells In Pearlside Fish

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