04.04.2014

A man who went blind as a result of brain damage has demonstrated the power of blindsight by making his way around obstacles without assistance.In a study led by Professor Beatrice de Gelder of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, the sightless man, identified as TN, walked around boxes and... Read more


04.04.2014

Dry eye syndrome has been discussed by a doctor in a Sri Lankan publication.Writing in the country"s paper The Sunday Times, Dr Charith Fonseka said that the condition is more common now than it was 15 years ago.Dr Fonseka explained the causes, which include air movement, dry, windy or hot... Read more


04.04.2014

A certain powder has been recommended for women to shorten the amount of time they spend on their eye make-up.Melissa Magsaysay makes the suggestion in a blog post on the Los Angeles Times.She recommends the "sooty black powder", which she also reports is being sold by LA makeup artist Mosha... Read more


26.03.2014

An American survey has found that two-thirds of women with dry eyes do not know the difference between the two main types of over-the-counter eye drops.North American Press Syndicate reports the study of 371 women aged 45 to 65 by menopause education group Red Hot Mamas and Allergan, discovered that... Read more


26.03.2014

Those looking for a budget-friendly way to update their look this season can use eye shadow and other subtle effects, according to one health and beauty expert.A spokesperson for B never too busy to be beautiful, a cosmetics and fragrance company, said a small change coupled with an old outfit can... Read more


26.03.2014

A gene mutation that is believed to cause eye cancer has been discovered by a University of British Columbia (UBC) scientist, it was claimed.Uveal melanoma is a type of the disease located in the uveal tract, which is one of the three layers in the wall of the eye.According to Catherine Van... Read more


26.03.2014

There are some "fantastic bargains" to be found on the internet from clothing to contact lenses, it was suggested this week.Particularly during the current credit crunch, consumers can find products in places and shops they might not usually be able to find, said Tony Neat, managing director of Get... Read more


26.03.2014

A Times reader who queried the use of hard contact lenses has been advised to continue using them as long as it is comfortable.BL from Kettering asked the newspaper"s Dr Know whether hard contact lenses were helping to stop her shortsightedness (myopia) from deteriorating further.Dr Know said that... Read more


26.03.2014

An elderly cat has been saved from having a life-threatening operation by having contact lenses fitted.Black and white cat Ernest, 15, suffers from entropion, a condition which makes his eyelids roll inwards.The Daily Mail reported the story of Ernest, who has lived in an RSPCA rescue home in... Read more


25.03.2014

Eye care and health are being neglected in black and other ethnic minority communities, according to a report.Sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust has published its study in which it found that while members of such communities are the most likely to lose their sight, they are the least... Read more


25.03.2014

An 11-year-old had a lucky escape after accidentally having an arrow shot in his eye by a friend.The 16-inch arrow passed through Liu Cheong"s head and was only stopped by the back of his skull.In what some may call a miracle, the blade completely missed his brain.According to The Telegraph, doctors... Read more


25.03.2014

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised wearers of certain contact lenses that safety regulations need to be followed correctly."Big eye" contact lenses are popular among teenagers as they make pupils and irises appear larger, and give a look similar to famous Korean celebrities,... Read more


24.03.2014

The global eyewear market has forecast high growth, according to a new market research report.Noting North America is the largest market, the study found varifocals are seeing an increase in demand and the transition to disposable contact lenses and popularity of specialty lenses is also driving... Read more


24.03.2014

The US will experience a significant increase in the incidence of eye diseases caused by or related to diabetes, a new report has forecast.Researchers at the Centres for Disease Control and Protection used census data and other studies to predict that by 2050, the number of retinopathy cases will... Read more


24.03.2014

The number of people affected with farsightedness or difficulty seeing objects due to their age is believed to be in excess of one billion, according to a recent study.Presbyopia is the proper term for adults who, due to their advancing age, have trouble seeing objects nearby.According to a recent... Read more


21.03.2014

A study has discovered a possible cause for sight loss in patients affected with Retinitis Pigmentosa.The condition, which is currently without a cure, can lead to blindness - but new data published in Nature Neuroscience suggests there may be an answer.In healthy retinas, two types of cells - rods... Read more


21.03.2014

Bausch & Lomb, a manufacturer of contact lenses and eye health solutions, has had its conjunctivitis treatment recommended for approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The organisation"s dermatologic and ophthalmic drugs advisory committee voted to recommend besifloxacin ophthalmic... Read more


21.03.2014

Those nearing the age of 40 are being advised to have a full eye test which could spot any potential health problems.According to an article in the Boston Channel, an increased risk of eye problems often comes with ageing.Dr Mark Kuperwaser of the Hebrew Rehabilitation Centre recommends a full exam... Read more


20.03.2014

Researchers have developed a new type of retinal imaging that could be used to help detect diseases that cause blindness.The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) journal recently published a study in which a team from the University of Bristol investigated changes in mice... Read more


20.03.2014

A teenager whose sight was almost totally gone had it restored with special contact lenses.Kristian Cooke, aged 14, had been diagnosed with keratoconus, a condition of the cornea, when he was ten.This meant he was increasingly unable to read, watch television or play games and sport and at 14 was on... Read more