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

3D technology could help diagnose eye problems

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

Coloured contact lenses "can alter perceptions"

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

Contact lenses "are easy to use"

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

Sue Townsend reveals how sight loss has affected her life

By Emily TaitA significant proportion of people have read Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole books, which follow the trials and tribulations of a young man as he comes to term with things that affect his life and grows to deal with them and make the best out of every situation. What many people may not... Read more

Eye tests "particularly important" for children

By Alexa KaczkaAlthough eye tests are important at any age, this is particularly true when people are in the early stages of their life and their vision is still developing. This was recently highlighted by the health section of the Pakistan Observer, which noted that eyesight is closely linked to... Read more

"A huge selection" of contact lenses is available

By Alexa KaczkaThere is a huge selection of contact lenses available to people who require vision correction, which can cater for almost every taste and eye prescription, one vision expert has pointed out. Dr Susan Blakeney, clinical adviser at the College of Optometrists, told the Press and... Read more

Eye surgery helps rock star to regain sight

By Emily TaitUS rock star Charlie Daniels has revealed how he has been able to regain his eyesight and make life much clearer thanks to an eye operation. The 75-year-old singer, whose famous hits include The Devil Went Down to Georgia, has had to use either contact lenses or glasses for over 68... Read more

Ten key tips "ensure contact lens success"

By Alexa KaczkaPeople who wear contact lenses need to follow ten key pieces of advice if they are to ensure that their time using the vision correction products is safe and successful, it has been noted. BoldSky.com said that firstly, people should always wash their hands before handling a contact... Read more

John Higgins: My eyesight is fine

By Emily TaitWith the World Snooker Championship now upon us, defending John Higgins will be looking to retain his crown, but with the four-time champ's form dipping this season, many have called his eyesight into question and wondered whether it is finally deteriorating. After picking up his... Read more