25.03.2014
Eye care "neglected" in ethnic minority communities

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
Arrow escape for 11-year-old

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
Contact lens safety advised in Thailand

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
Global eyewear market set to see "high growth"

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
Report says diabetes-related eye disease numbers to increase

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
Farsightedness said to affect 1bn people

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
Scientists link cell starvation and retinal disease progression

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 conjunctivitis treatment approved

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
Have a "full eye exam at 40"

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
New imaging technology "could help detect blindness"

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
Contact lenses give boy back his sight

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


20.03.2014
Disposable contact lenses "driving market growth"

Disposable contact lenses and speciality contact lenses are helping to drive market growth in the eyewear industry, a new report states.Speciality lenses can include coloured and patterned novelty variations - and with many celebrities using these to change their look, lots of consumers find them... Read more


19.03.2014
"Don"t rub your eyes" is correct, say experts

An age-old saying about not rubbing your eyes has been confirmed as good advice, according to the Cornea Research Foundation of America (CRFA).Discussing the condition keratoconus, a degenerative disorder of the cornea, the organisation started out by saying a mother - or indeed any parent - could... Read more


19.03.2014
Vision could be saved with retinal re-attachment surgery

Retinal detachment, which causes thousands of people to lose part of their vision or go blind each year, could be reversed using surgery, according to a new report.Ophthalmologist Dr Donald D"Amico, from the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Centre, wrote in the New England... Read more


19.03.2014
Children"s vision can reflect mental illness

An article published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Paediatrics, Mayo Clinic researchers has said children with misaligned eyes that turn outwards are more likely to develop a mental illness by the time they reach early adulthood.The medical records of more than 407 patients... Read more


18.03.2014
People"s IT skills "move from leisure to work"

Workers spending leisure time on home computers are transferring their skills into the work environment, according to an expert.A spokesperson for the Internet Services Providers" Association (ISPA) said using Facebook and other social networking sites was teaching people how to access other online... Read more


18.03.2014
Eye check "saved" Sheila"s life

A pensioner has called for people to get their eyes checked regularly after a routine eye test discovered she had a serious health problem.Sheila Chapman, who at 75, went to have her vision checked because she was struggling to see as well as she had.While the optician found her prescription had not... Read more


18.03.2014
Disposable lenses could help avoid irritation

Contact lenses that have been fitted properly should be comfortable to wear and not cause the user irritation.However, occasionally wearers of contacts may find they experience some discomfort if they develop an allergy to the proteins that build up on the lens surface.Daily disposable lenses - such... Read more


17.03.2014
Take care over whiteboards, schools told

Computer projectors and interactive whiteboard could damage people"s eyesight, according to new information published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).Light emitted from the projectors is in excess of the levels the HSE recommends for safe use.It said education facilities should ensure good... Read more


17.03.2014
Eye spy … health and beauty advice

Bausch & Lomb (B&L) has provided a guide to eye health and beauty that is available for download from its website.Its 12-page booklet is a colourful and easy-to-read guide to methods of vision correction, the reasons behind some eye discomfort and ways in which people can keep eyes healthy and... Read more