Eye Awareness Campaign Will Raise Funds For Two Major UK Charities

The UK charity groups OcuMel UK and CLIC Sargent will be accepting donations from this year's Eye Smart Campaign. The two charities hope to encourage more UK residents to get regular eye screenings so doctors can catch life-threatening diseases as early as possible.In particular, the Eye Smart... Read more

Blind Irish Marathon Runner Almost Gave Up On The World Marathon Challenge

Ireland's incredible blind marathon runner Sinead Kane, 35, is opening up about her struggles in the World Marathon Challenge. Kane, who works as a solicitor in Cork, told reporters that she was extremely close to quitting the entire race on the fifth day of the challenge.The World Marathon... Read more

Birmingham's Aston University Offers Certificate In Contact Lens Practice

Aston University will formally allow optometrists to get a Professional Higher Certificate in Contact Lens Practice next year. The new course will start on March 1st of 2018 and will take 11 months to complete.Students enrolled in this program will have to watch online lectures and attend two... Read more

BHVI Releases Myopia Calculator Online For Nearsighted Children

The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) just released its "myopia calculator" online to help nearsighted children find the best treatment plan for them.Developers at BHVI scanned dozens of peer-reviewed papers and clinical trials into this platform's databank. Just a few of the treatment options... Read more

Bariatric Surgery Patients Have Improved Eyesight, New Report Shows

Researchers from Finland presented interesting research on the link between obesity and eye health at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) gathering. In this latest study, Finnish eye doctors discovered that obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery had healthier... Read more

Australian Professors Discover Tregs In Retina

Scientists at Australia's Monash University have shown for the first time that regulatory T cells (aka Tregs) exist in the human retina. This finding could have a significant impact on finding a cure for diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).Dr. Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka, a... Read more

A Common Eye Drop Preservative Could Cause Serious Diseases

Ophthalmologists are concerned about a new American study that suggests a common preservative in eye drops could increase a person's risk for serious diseases.Researchers at the University of California, Davis, examined chemical compounds known as "quats" in 1,600 products found in most households.... Read more

Be Careful with Halloween Contacts

Halloween is a time of great fun and make believe. Today, along with your costume, many people are considering specialty decorative contacts.If you are considering them yourself, be careful - it could lead to big trouble.The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently warned that costume contact... Read more

Mucus From Pigs' Stomachs Could Seriously Help Contact Lens Wearers

German eye doctors believe they've discovered a natural way for contact lens patients to combat dry eye syndrome. If you're easily squeamish, however, you might not like to hear what they used to come up with this cure.The main ingredient in these doctors' serum is mucus from pigs' stomachs. To be... Read more

 Italian Researchers Find Link Between Vision Issues And Early Stage Parkinson's

A groundbreaking new study reveals a link between visual problems and early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study could help doctors discover new biomarkers to help them diagnose this debilitating disease earlier than ever before.Researchers in Italy took a look at 20 MRI scans from people... Read more

Johnson & Johnson Releases New Eye Drops For Dry Eye Sufferers

Johnson & Johnson just released a new eye drop for people with dry eye syndrome. This new product, called Blink Triple Action, can help repair and rehydrate all three layers of the eye's tear film.The two main ingredients in this formula are vitamin E and protective liposomes. An employee at Johnson... Read more

 Fight For Sight Will Release Millions Of Pounds In Eye Research Grants

The British charity Fight For Sight has just unveiled an exciting awards program for the 2017/2018 season. Called the Primer Fellowship Awards, Fight For Sight hopes these grants will encourage more people to dedicate their lives to ophthalmology.Fight For Sight worked with both the Royal College... Read more

Eye Scans Could Detect Alzheimer's, New Study Suggests

A recent American study reveals a connection between plaque in the retina and plaque in the brain. With a bit more research, doctors around the world could start using this screening method to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease.This study took place at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los... Read more

 CU Students Create Devices To Help Us See The World Through A Dog's Eyes

Thanks to a generous grant, students and faculty at the University of Colorado are getting ready to design some unique wearable technologies. All of these new devices have to do with seeing the world from a dog's perspective.The National Science Foundation donated $750,000 to CU Boulder's Alliance... Read more

Chinese Researchers Develop Glasses With Extremely Sensitive Sensor

A new pair of Smart glasses could revolutionize the way we interact with our household appliances. All users have to do is blink and they can instantly turn on their lights and even send emails on a computer.Professor Zhong Lin Wang, who teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was the head... Read more

Boston Scientists Discover New Gene Therapy For Retinal Angiogenesis

Eye researchers in Massachusetts reversed a serious retinal disease using a new gene therapy procedure. Although researchers used lab mice in this study, doctors are hopeful they can use this same technique on humans who have diseases related to retinal angiogenesis.Researchers at Schepens Eye... Read more

BLINK Study On Childhood Myopia Underway In USA

The Bifocal Lenses in Nearsighted Kinds study (aka BLINK) is a major clinical trail in America accessing whether or not soft bifocal contacts can benefit children with myopia. Both Ohio State University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are major backers of this double blind, randomized... Read more

Blind British Man Develops CET Course For Opticians

Daniel Williams has suffered from retinitis pigmentosa since his early childhood. Despite this health challenge, Williams used his entrepreneurial skills to create a CET-accredited course for opticians. This course is dedicated to teaching eye doctors how to help patients better cope with blinding... Read more

Zeiss Releases First Glasses For "Generation &"

The German manufacturer Carl Zeiss AG has just released the world's first pair of eyeglasses designed for contact lens wearers. Called EnergizeMe, these spectacles are a great option for contact lens wearers who suffer from digital eye strain.Zeiss executives say they got the idea for these novel... Read more

SMHS Hospital Performs Three Successful Corneal Transplants

Eye surgeons at the SMHS Hospital in Karan Nagar, Srinagar, have just performed three successful corneal transplants. Amazingly, all of the formerly blind patients that were operated on can now see clearly.Rajesh Sinha, a cornea specialist from AIIMS New Delhi, was the head doctor on these three... Read more