India's prestigious L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is celebrating a historic year. Records from April 2016 to March 2017 show that the LVPEI staff completed an astonishing 2,043 corneal transplants on its Hyderabad campus. That's the most corneal transplant surgeries performed at one medical... Read more


The medical community is becoming more and more interested in the role retinas play in regulating our internal biological clock (aka our circadian rhythm). The reason for this interest has to do with a new study out of Scotland that shows how certain retinal cells are in direct communication with... Read more


A group of Australian researchers are on a mission to create the world's first HD optical scanner able to fit on a surgeon's glove. If all goes according to plan, this scanner should dramatically help surgeons remove all of the cancerous cells in breast cancer patients without having to perform a... Read more


For years, ophthalmologists believed that increased mucin ball production was either innocuous or beneficial for the cornea. One new study, however, suggests just the opposite. American researchers now say they believe mucin ball production could actually have a negative effect on contact lens... Read more


It's often been said that the eyes are the windows into the human soul. Well, a new study out of New York suggests there might be a great deal scientific evidence to back up that age-old saying.600 Americans participated in this recent study at Cornell University's prestigious College of Human... Read more


One blind Briton has become the first patient in the world to undergo a DNA modification therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. This experimental treatment, which took place at the Oxford Eye Hospital, was designed to treat the x-linked genetic eye disorder that often causes blindness in younger... Read more


Australia has good reason to be proud about its "Close the Gap" Indigenous eye health campaign. At the latest Close the Gap conference in Melbourne, a world-renowned ophthalmologist said that blindness cases have been halved in Indigenous communities over the past ten years.Professor Hugh Taylor,... Read more


Researchers at Oxford University are very excited about a new gene therapy targeting retinitis pigmentosa. Over the next few months, British doctors hope to test out this new treatment method on up to 30 patients from the UK.Oxford researchers involved in this study first tested out their gene... Read more


One flash photo literally saved a British toddler's life. Jaxson Scrivens, who was 14-months-old at the time this photo was taken, showed clear signs of the childhood cancer Retinoblastoma (RB) in his left eye. Luckily for Jaxson, his parents were able to put him into treatment right away. Now... Read more


A group of American researchers have just created a pair of glasses designed to give users an amazing superpower. These new high-tech glasses have been designed to tell the difference between colours that look the same to our naked eyes.The researchers responsible for these glasses come from the ... Read more


A new report shows that one Florida stem cell clinic was responsible for blinding three elderly patients. These three female patients were told they were participating in a study on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) stem cell treatments. As this new report shows, they all went blind just a day... Read more


Eye doctors might be able to better detect diabetic eye diseases in minority patients by separating out red colour channels in eye scans. That's according to a brand new study published by the American Academy of Optometry.Mastour A. Alhamami, a professor at Indiana University School of Optometry,... Read more


A new Portuguese study suggests that a Mediterranean-based diet can cut a person's risk of getting macular degeneration by one-third.20 eye care professionals conducted this study at Coimbra University in central Portugal. All in all, these professional ophthalmologists analyzed 6,000 male and... Read more


Social media giant Snapchat is reportedly working on a new version of its popular Lenses feature. The updated Lenses feature will make use of the latest innovations in augmented reality (AR) to interact with objects in the external world.Officials at Snapchat told reporters this updated version of... Read more


A daily dose of natural sunlight is essential for optimal health. Not only does sunlight help our body produce Vitamin D, doctors are now discovering that natural sunlight may be essential for our emotional well-being. Believe it or not, some eye doctors believe a bit of sunlight every day could... Read more


Sony Corporation (Japanese: ソニー株式会社) has just patented a truly revolutionary high-tech contact lens design. Once these contacts are perfected, Sony claims users will be able to both take pictures and record videos with just the blink of an eye.Executives from the Japanese conglomerate... Read more


Contact lens manufacturers are becoming increasingly interested in what's known as "plasma treatment." In addition to helping doctors make more comfortable lenses for the general public, influential members of the tech industry believe plasma treatment can help them develop the high-tech contacts of... Read more


Japanese researchers believe they've come up with an RNA interference (RNAi) therapy that could change how doctors deal with eye inflammation that results from vascular eye diseases. Although this therapy hasn't been tested on humans yet, there's great hope that this RNAi treatment will change how... Read more


More and more people are suffering from dry eye syndrome. This shouldn't really be a surprise when we consider how much time each day people spend looking at a computer, TV, smartphone, or tablet screen. Add contact lenses to the mix, and you have a recipe for dry eye disaster.The rate of contact... Read more


The Himalayan Cataract Program (HCP) is one step closer to receiving a huge grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Representatives from the MacArthur Foundation just announced that HCP has been selected as one of the foundation's eight semi-finalists for a $100 million grant.This is all a part of... Read more