12.03.2014

A new way of identifying patients at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be a positive step towards preventing blindness, a study concludes.The risks of AMD - that it leads to loss of vision if left undiagnosed - and its treatment with laser surgery were being examined in... Read more


12.03.2014

A patient with partial sight has experienced seeing colour for the first time in decades, during an experiment using a magnetic field.Lead scientist Juha Silvanto employed a magnetic coil to stimulate the patient"s brain, demonstrating for the first time it is possible to experience visual... Read more


11.03.2014

More than three million people in the UK wear contact lenses - which shows how popular they are.However, the NHS is concerned that around 70 per cent of these people are not following manufacturer instructions on how to look after their lenses or their eyes.It highlights the fact that wearing... Read more


11.03.2014

Astigmatism is a condition caused by an uneven eye surface, leading to blurred vision and resulting in headaches.The majority of people with astigmatism are born with it and it is not uncommon for someone with astigmatism to have other eyesight problems, such as short or long-sightedness. Correction... Read more


10.03.2014

As Kelly Gallagher accepted her gold medal on Monday she did so with Charlotte Evans, as they both shared the podium. Charlotte is Kelly"s eyes on the slope while she speeds down the alpine course.Kelly, who comes from Northern Ireland, has congenital oculocutaneous albinism, a disorder which... Read more


10.03.2014

People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes are at heightened risk of developing serious sight problems.A recent study into retinopathy - a vision disorder that damages the retina - revealed a significant number of people with type 1 diabetes will go on to suffer visual impairment.The Wisconsin... Read more


10.03.2014

While many workers must ensure they protect their eyes while undertaking manual work, there are a hidden set of symptoms affecting the eye that often go unnoticed by health and safety regulations, according to the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.Editor Joe LaDou said... Read more


10.03.2014

A recent study by NIH for the National Eye Institute reports that study finds that Permanent lenses lead to more repeat eye surgeries following cataract surgery, as reported by redorbit.comFor adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of... Read more


06.03.2014

While eye injuries may be painful at the time, they often heal within a few days with no lasting damage to vision.But a report by news.com.au highlights the need to be cautious about self-diagnosis that could threaten eyesight.It notes "a big difference" between a corneal scratch or abrasion and a... Read more


06.03.2014

Athletes can be as fit as they like but their vision can let them down if it is less than excellent, a report says.News website baynews9.com, citing Ivanhoe Broadcast News as its source, said athletes rely on their eyesight to see the ball - and watch it travel at high speeds too.It spoke to... Read more


06.03.2014

Contact lenses give children a quality of life glasses do not offer, according to experts.Investigators from the American Academy of Optometry studied two groups of children over three years.Those fitted with contact lenses seemed more satisfied with their choice of vision correction, appearance and... Read more


06.03.2014

A newspaper has included contact lens supplies in a list of things to have in preparation of a disaster.The Mormon Times has issued a guide on how to stay ready for a number of potential catastrophes.It provides a checklist of things to have in supply in the event of such events as evacuation over a... Read more


05.03.2014

The threat of diabetes to eyesight has been highlighted by a vision expert in the US.Jose Pulido, professor of ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, said loss of vision through diabetes ignorance was a "tragedy waiting to happen".Some 24 million Americans have diabetes and most at risk of... Read more


05.03.2014

Contact lens cases should be changed at least every three months, however monthly is preferably. Many contact lens solutions come with a fresh case, so you can dispose of your old case every time time you start a new bottle.John Gallagher from the American Academy of Ophthalmology said contact lens... Read more


04.03.2014

A scleral lens is one that sits on the sclera - the white of the eye in humans - and the advances made in the technology associated with contact lens manufacture and design, as well as scientific know-how, have brought relief to many people who need their vision correcting.contactlenses.co.uk... Read more


04.03.2014

Healthy Eyes, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of eye safety, says thousands of eye injuries are caused by flying objects, like wood chips and shards of metal.People who work with such materials should ensure they protect their vision with a British or European Standard pair of safety... Read more


04.03.2014

People who need vision correction such as contact lenses or even glasses have known for some time that laser eye surgery could offer an alternative solution.However, many choose not to undergo this procedure, because of the cost of the surgery itself or because it has been widely publicised that it... Read more


04.03.2014

Parents in the US are not taking their children to have their eyes tested in early life, which could lead to complications later on, according to the Western University of Health Sciences.National Institutes of Health (NIH) latest research shows great headway in the treatment of convergence... Read more


04.03.2014

Research has shown that wearing daily disposable contact lenses is the most hygienic method of this kind of vision correction.Scientists found that multi-use lenses attracted amoebas - possibly as a result of people swimming while wearing them or rinsing contacts in tap water rather than lens... Read more


04.03.2014

Sometimes people can forget that what they eat affects their eye health as well as their overall body health.A newspaper article has highlighted several different foods that can help keep eyes in tip-top condition, especially in people who are getting older.Good eating habits, however, are always... Read more