09.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who are considering undergoing laser eye surgery have been informed that there is more than one procedure available to them. Ophthalmologist Dr Leo Maguire, who has performed laser eye surgery on patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, told the Post Bulletin that the most... Read more


08.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA drug currently prescribed to millions of people with diabetes could have another important use, according to experts in the US who have exhibited its efficacy in treating one of the world's leading causes of blindness. Specialists at the University of Texas (UT) Medical... Read more


08.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaWearing contact lens is effective and trouble-free as long as people follow a few simple tips, one expert has noted.Optometrist Dr Sheri McGurk told WNDU.com that the key thing to remember is that there is a good reason why manufacturers do not advise keeping contacts in for longer... Read more


04.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethThe cures for some of the planet's worst viruses and infections have been found by accident, with Morgellon's Disease being one example of this, and it seems that another mishap may lead to new ways of combating eye disease being formulated. It all started when... Read more


04.05.2012

By Alexa KaczkaContact lenses not only provide excellent vision correction, but can also help to transform people's appearance, as will be demonstrated in a new 'zombie drama' commissioned by the BBC. In the Flesh is set after a zombie uprising, similar to what audiences may have seen... Read more


03.05.2012

By Martin BurnsThe latest innovations in the world of contact lenses mean that people are able to benefit from a previous unheard of standard of vision, one expert on the subject has pointed out. Nick Dash is an optometrist and a specialist sports vision optometrist based at Loughborough... Read more


03.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA British man has defied what medical professionals have been saying for centuries and has proved that it is possible for blind people to see again. Chris James had been completely blind for more than two decades, but has become the first person in the UK to be fitted with a... Read more


02.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAfter all the furore surrounding the use of two new eye drugs for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study has revealed that they are equally effective. There has recently been much debate about the use of the drug Avastin by health experts in the NHS... Read more


02.05.2012

By Emily TaitThe popularity of coloured contact lenses has exploded in recent years thanks to a number of movie stars and pop icons using them, and the trend is only set to get bigger, it has been noted. Contact lens expert Rob Doole says that the trend can be attributed to the rise of vampire and... Read more


01.05.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAs the leading cause of sight loss in the western world, experts are understandably keen to make a breakthrough in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and specialists in the US appear to have done exactly that. Led by Dr Jayakrishna Ambati, University of... Read more


30.04.2012

By Adrian GalbrethScientists' seemingly never-ending battle against blindness has taken an exciting new step after experts were able to prevent blindness in a serious eye condition. The study, published online in the journal Cornea, was carried out by specialists at the Loyola University... Read more


30.04.2012

Vision experts have defended the decision by the NHS to prescribe people suffering from a common form of eye disease that causes blindness with a cheaper drug. The NHS has allowed ophthalmologists to prescribe the drug Avastin to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), one of the... Read more


30.04.2012

By Martin BurnsPeople who have previously worn contact lenses but found them uncomfortable have been urged to try them out again, as a number of new lenses have made life far easier for wearers. Whereas some older contacts may have led to dryness and slight discomfort, recent developments in the... Read more


27.04.2012

By Adrian GalbrethNew ways of detecting glaucoma could be in the pipeline, according to experts working on a new study in the US. Results from the largest ever genetic study of glaucoma at Massachusetts Ear and Eye showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary open angle glaucoma... Read more


27.04.2012

By Alexa KaczkaA teacher from West Yorkshire has helped to save the sight of his pupil by spotting the early symptoms of a potentially blinding condition. Richard McAvoy, who works at Drighlington Primary School on the outskirts of Leeds, first spotted a problem with ten-year-old Reagan Tolson"s... Read more


26.04.2012

By Adrian GalbrethAlthough it has long been thought that women's and men's eyes were much the same, a new study has suggested that there may actually be a fundamental difference between the two. Researchers at the University of Valencia claim that women's pupils are large than men's... Read more


26.04.2012

By Alexa KackzaAlthough the flood warnings around the UK mean that summer has never felt further away, the truth is that it is just around the corner, and people need to start thinking about eye protection. That is the advice used by optician Paul Harries, who told the Carmarthen Journal that there... Read more


25.04.2012

By Adrian GalbrethA new type of technology could help to change the way in which eye problems are diagnosed and treated by providing eye experts with 3D images, it has been revealed. Specialists from the University of Illinois, say the real-time, 3-D microscopic tissue imaging could be a revolution... Read more


25.04.2012

By Emily TaitPeople who wear contact lenses to alter the colour of their eyes could influence people's opinion of them, it has been claimed. According to Female First, people are often regarded very differently depending on the colour of their eyes, with those with a brown being most... Read more


24.04.2012

By Martin BurnsThe developments in the contact lens industry in recent years mean that it is now easier than ever to use them, providing far greater convenience for wearers, one expert has pointed out. Gavin Rebello, a sports vision expert, said: "Contact lenses are so brilliant these days.... Read more