New Cameras Can Detect A Person's Gaze Using Deep Learning

Japanese and German researchers have just created extremely smart cameras that can tell exactly where people are looking. All of these new cameras use the latest advances in deep learning technology.The researchers have successfully tested these cameras in two locations. First, they placed a camera... Read more

Transitions Optical Partners With Channel 4 On "Live The Good Light" Campaign

Executives at Transitions Optical received so much positive feedback from their Live the Good Light campaign that they've decided to continue to "spread the light" through the rest of this year. In the UK, Transitions Optical will team up with Channel 4 to tell the public about the benefits of... Read more

Two Lipid Mediators Could Cure Glaucoma, New Study Suggests

Canadian and American vision experts have just made an incredible discovery that could change how eye doctors think about treating glaucoma. In their recently published report, researchers show how certain lipid mediators naturally reduce symptoms of this blinding disease.After injecting mice with... Read more

Two Major UK Hospitals Raise Awareness Of Cornea Donation This World Sight Day

Health officials at both West Suffolk Hospital and Essex County Hospital used this year's World Sight Day to raise awareness of the shortage of corneas at UK eye banks. Both hospitals hope this campaign will encourage locals to take the brave step to becoming corneal donors.A recent report showed... Read more

UK Parliament Considers Ways To Improve Drivers' Vision

John Hayes, the UK's Minister for Transport Legislation and Maritime, was invited to speak in the House of Commons on November 30th. In his speech to MPs, Hayes suggested Parliament require the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to promote regular vision screenings for all UK... Read more

UK Professors Reveal Link Between Myopia And Glaucoma Using A Synchrotron

British researchers have just uncovered a major link between near-sightedness (aka myopia) and glaucoma. Scientists involved in this study say differences in protein collagen deposits are to blame for myopia patients' higher incidence of glaucoma.Dr. Craig Boote, a senior optometry lecturer at... Read more

UK Researchers Measure Retinal Surface Area With 3D MRI

Researchers from three prominent UK universities have just performed the world's first successful three-dimensional MRI scan of the human eye. Ophthalmologists around the world believe this new procedure will give them more insights into the nature of diseases like presbyopia.In total, 73... Read more

University Of Bonn Leads Pan-European AMD Research Project

Universities across Europe are teaming up to combat the rising epidemic of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Through this collaborative effort, European researchers hope to create novel treatment and early detection technologies for better addressing dry AMD.This study (called the Macustar... Read more

University Of Pennsylvania Team Focuses on Cyclists Eyes for Bike Safety Study

Megan S. Ryerson, assistant professor of transportation planning at the University of Pennsylvania, recently released results from her pilot study on bike safety in Philadelphia. While still in its initial stages, many believe Ryerson's research could help city leaders design safer bike-protected... Read more

UVA Doctors Discover Enzyme In Dry AMD Patients' Eyes

A new study out of the University of Virginia shows that an enzyme typically associated with infections appears in the eyes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients. Eye doctors are hopeful this finding will help develop new drug therapies for people with this serious disease.The specific... Read more

Canadian Boy Almost Goes Blind Due To Nutrient-Deficient Diet

An 11-year-old Canadian boy is recovering from severe eye conditions caused by an extremely restrictive diet.When this child arrived at the hospital, he had extremely dry conjunctiva, foamy corneas, and keratinized patches. When doctors tested the boy's vision, they found that he couldn't even see... Read more

Waste From Rods And Cones Helps RPE Function, New Study Show

A recent study put out by American researchers is helping scientists better understand how the retina produces and consumes energy. This new data shows that the waste products of rods and cones play a critical role in maintaining healthy retinal function.Eye doctors have already known that retinal... Read more

Oriental Eye Fly Documented For First Time In China

Three researchers working in the south of China have just discovered the Oriental eye fly (Siphunculina funicola) for the first time. In addition to documenting this dangerous fly in their article, the scientists recorded three brand new species from the Siphunculina genus.The main reason the... Read more

Researchers Find People Who Wear Contacts While Swimming At Greater Risk Of Acanthamoeba keratitis

Contact lens wearers should think twice before diving into a pool with their lenses on. A new study out of Australia clearly shows that people who wear contacts while swimming are at a higher risk of contracting the Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) parasite.AK thrives in all water sources around the... Read more

CooperVision Study Shows Dual Focus Lenses Help Slow Myopia Progression

A new study released by CooperVision suggests that dual focus contact lenses (DFCL) work better than single vision lenses at slowing the progression of myopia in children. The DFCL also showed great promise at reducing axial elongation in study patients.CooperVision researchers collected data from... Read more

Charity Groups Help Cameroon's Most Vulnerable Cataract Patients

Various foundations have just donated a $2 million loan to help Cameroon's eye care system. Specifically, this money will help increase the number of cataract surgeries the country can perform annually.All of the money from this loan goes straight to the Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute (MICEI).... Read more

Tech Experts Discussed Potentials Of Graphene Technology At 2017 New Statesman Emerging Technology Conference

One major topic of discussion at this year's New Statesman Emerging Technology Conference was the potential uses for graphene in the future of healthcare. Many scientists believe innovations in this field could help doctors scan for cancerous tumors with greater accuracy.Alan Dalton, who teaches... Read more

New Macular Centre for AMD Patients Opens In Bradford

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Bradford, West Yorkshire, can now get at check-up at the new Bradford Macular Centre. Both the Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) and Bayer created this centre help address the rising number of AMD patients in the UK.The... Read more

Researchers Suggest New Way To Approach Glaucoma With 3D Printing

An American 3D printing lab believes it's created a novel way for eye doctors to study glaucoma. By producing 3D images of the eye's trabecular meshwork (TM), these researchers feel ophthalmologists can come up novel ways to cure this all too common eye disease.The lab behind this new solution to... Read more

Royal Blind Gave Away £160,000 In Eye Research Grants Last Year

Scottish charity group Royal Blind announced that it gave away £160,000 in grants in the past year to help fund research into major eye diseases. Members of Royal Blind hope that this new research will help future eye doctors prevent and treat potentially blinding diseases like glaucoma.The four... Read more