Kale Is Key To Preventing AMD

Nutritionists say that anyone at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should start adding kale to their daily diet. Eating a good supply of this green leafy veggie every week can dramatically cut a person's risk of developing the blinding eye disease.The main reason kale is so... Read more

Inhibiting ARF6 Protein Could Be Key In The Future Of Diabetic Retinopathy Care

Scientists from the University of Utah say they've found a potential cure for diabetic retinopathy. Researchers believe by inhibiting the protein known as ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6) they can effectively protect diabetics from this blinding disease.Data from this new study showed that ARF6 is... Read more

AOP Recommends Regular Eye Exams For UK Motorists

UK's Association of Optometrists (AOP) suggests that all motorists be forced to take an eye test at least every ten years. The association believes the UK's current laws aren't adequate for protecting the general public.As of today, the UK's Department of Transport (DfT) requires that new motorists... Read more

Finnish Company Reveals New Handheld Fundus Camera

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

 FDA Approves Use Of RxSight Lenses And Light Delivery Device

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

Eye Contact Syncs Brainwaves Between Infants And Parents, New Study Shows

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

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

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

Delegates Discuss Dry Eye Measurements At 2017 Topcon National OCT Conference

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

 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

Cataract Surgery May Reduce Risk Of Premature Death, New Study Suggests

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

High Numbers Of UK Parents Don't Take Children To The Eye Doctor

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

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

GOC Set To Implement Department Of Health's Regulator Reforms

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

AOP Launches "Don't Swerve A Sight Test" Campaign

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

American Study Changes How Eye Doctors Think Of Melanopsin Cells

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

American Researchers Use Stem Cells To Better Understand Macular Degeneration

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

 American Doctors Reveal Glaucoma Causing Protein Has A Y Structure

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

A New App Could Detect Whether You're Peeping On A Stranger's Phone

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

Neuroscientists Uncover Region Of The Brain That Encourages Creativity

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