01.11.2010

Posted by Martin BurnsJohnson & Johnson (HK) is recalling further lots of contact lenses after identifying that a small percentage of them do not meet internal manufacturing requirements.Back in August, the company announced that it was voluntarily recalling selected lots of its One Day Acuvue... Read more


01.11.2010

Posted by Alexa KaczkaIt is common for many people to suffer from dry eyes over the winter months, a medical expert has claimed.Dr Trisha Macnair, a community doctor in Milford, Surrey, said that the windy and cold winter weather teamed with heating in the home and workplace causes eyes to become... Read more


29.10.2010

By Adrian GalbrethTopcon's new high resolution Fundus camera has been approved by the English National Screening Program for Diabetic Screening (ENSPDR) for use as a national screening device for diabetic retinopathy.According to the company, 3D OCT-2000 will be combined with a Spectral Domain... Read more


29.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaColoured contact lenses can help people to get into the Halloween spirit this weekend but wearers must take care, one source has warned.Dr Brian Puent of the Eyecare Center of Wausau, said that many people will be investing in themed or coloured contact lenses over the weekend in an... Read more


28.10.2010

By Emily TaitPeople thinking of dressing up this Halloween and wearing novelty contact lenses need to think about the consequences of purchasing illegal lenses, one expert has warned.Parwez Hossain, a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General Hospital's eye unit, told the Daily Telegraph... Read more


28.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaPeople with children need to ensure that they take precautions to protect the vision of their offspring this Halloween, an expert has warned.Dr Matthew Gardiner, director of emergency ophthalmology services at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, warned that masks worn by children and... Read more


28.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaA warning has been issued by eye experts about the risks associated with apple bobbing, a traditional Halloween activity.Many people will be including activities such as bobbing for apples in their Halloween activities, but they must take care, according to Parwez Hossain, a... Read more


27.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaAs people across the planet prepare to celebrate Halloween by wearing coloured contact lenses, more experts have stepped into the debate about why doing so could be very dangerous.Dr Thomas Steinemann, an ophthalmologist with MetroHealth Medical Center and the American Academy of... Read more


27.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaIt is vital that anyone thinking of wearing contact lenses first ensures that the products they are buying are from a reputable supplier, one expert has warned.Dalie Schellen, president of the Opticians Association of Canada, said that there have been numerous incidences in the last... Read more


27.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaPeople looking to enhance their eyesight without the need to wear glasses will find that contact lenses can make a "drastic" difference to their vision.That is the opinion voiced in a post on Daily Thoughts Online, which noted that contact lens wearers benefit from all the... Read more


26.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaVisually impaired people have marked World Sight Day in India by taking part in a celebration.Of the 37 million people in the world who are registered as blind, over 15 million reside in India, and the country marked the occasion with a show at Pragati Maidan featuring music and... Read more


25.10.2010

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common eye disorders – and threatens to deprive its millions of sufferers of their vision, as well as causing misery and frustration for those battling the condition. However, there have been a number of scientific discoveries in... Read more


25.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become the latest body to warn people about the potential effects of wearing unofficial contact lenses.According to the FDA, people who wear contact lenses which have not been prescribed by an eye care professional run the risk of... Read more


22.10.2010

By Adrian GalbrethThe cornea-based correction technique Intracor is an effective means of improving sight in people with near vision problems, it has been claimed.This technology applies femtosecond laser energy pulses inside the cornea but does not involve removing cells, making it a reliable... Read more


20.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaContact lens wearers have been warned that they should not adopt a "one size fits all" approach when on the hunt for themed contact lenses this Halloween.Speaking to CBS, Dr Carol Karp of the Bascom Palmer Eye Clinic pointed out that there will be an increase in the purchase... Read more


19.10.2010

By Adrian GalbrethExperts have been analysing whether specific genetic risk factors and/or smoking influence age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients' responses to anti-VEGF treatment.Although anti-VEGF drugs halt or even reverse damage in many wet AMD patients, some do not respond as... Read more


15.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaThe contact lenses worn by Christopher Lee when he portrayed Dracula on the big screen helped to make the movie one of the most iconic vampire films ever.That is according to the Mirror, which recently compiled a list of the best five vampires movies of all time.With Robert Pattinson... Read more


14.10.2010

By Emily TaitImitating the "doe-eyed" look sported by Lady Gaga in the video for her single Bad Romance could potentially be dangerous, it has been warned.Amy Zguta, a board certified ophthalmologist with Agnesian HealthCare's Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, told an FDL Reporter, that... Read more


14.10.2010

By Martin BurnsCiba Vision is recalling lots of its Softperm contact lenses over safety fears, it has been revealed.The contact lens manufacturer announced that, following concerns that the product is not sterile and could cause eye infections, it is recalling certain batches while an investigation... Read more


14.10.2010

By Alexa KaczkaA woman has highlighted the dangers of not having contact lenses fitted by a professional or purchasing them from a reputable supplier.Laura Butler of Parkersburg, West Virginia, revealed how she purchased decorative lenses from a souvenir shop while on holiday and was unaware of the... Read more