Lifestyle changes "can help maintain your eyesight"

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough many people may be predisposed to certain eye conditions and cannot completely avoid developing vision problems, there are certainly ways to delay the onset of eye disease and other eyesight issues, one expert has pointed out. YuGuang He, associate professor of ophthalmology... Read more

Genetic factor "may predict eye disease"

By Adrian GalbrethThe onset of a common and potentially harmful form of eye disease may be predicted by a genetic factor, it has been claimed. According to experts at the Mayo Clinic and University of Oregon, a genetic factor known as a repeating trinucleotide is a strong predictor of a... Read more

Men "have plenty of eyewear options" this summer

By Emily Tait With the onset of summer comes the annual fashion battle as people aim to look their best when out and about, and top of the list when it comes to stylish accessories is sunglasses. This year, men's sunglasses are set to be big news and, best of all, either the retro or modern... Read more

Laser eye surgery patients "have more than one option"

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

Diabetes drug "could treat blindness"

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

Simple tips "ensure contact lens safety"

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

Accident during study leads to eye breakthrough

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

Contact lenses to feature in new "zombie drama"

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

New contact lens innovations "provide HD vision"

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

Eye implant helps blind man to see

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

New eye drugs "are equally effective"

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

Coloured contact lenses "more popular than ever"

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

Researchers make "major AMD breakthrough"

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

Membrane transplantation "can prevent blindness"

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

Eye experts back use of Avastin

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

Modern contact lenses "offer so much more"

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

Glaucoma detection "on the horizon"

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

Teacher saves pupil"s sight

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

Women"s pupils "are much larger than men"s"

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

"Protect your eyes" this summer

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