28.03.2017
New Drug Offers Hope For Diabetic Retinopathy Patients

One of the most serious complications from diabetes is called diabetic retinopathy. This disease, which causes damage to retinal blood vessels due to high blood sugar, can lead to blindness if it isn't caught early on.Diabetic retinopathy is known in the medical community as the "silent disease."... Read more


27.03.2017
Florida Researchers Better Understand The Key Role α2δ4 Plays In Eye Health

Although doctors have known about the existence of protein α2δ4 for years, it's only now that eye doctors are getting seriously interested in exploring α2δ4's potential in eye care treatment. The renewed interest in this protein is mainly due to recent research conducted at Scripps Research... Read more


27.03.2017
Netflix Willing To Work On Beaming Content To Contacts

Did you ever dream of watching your favorite Netflix shows on a pair of contact lenses? Well, if so, today's your lucky day. The entertainment giant's CEO has just announced that he would be willing to consider working on streaming content directly to smart contacts in the near future.The... Read more


24.03.2017
Tennessee Researchers Examine Eyes Of Zebrafish To Combat Retina-Related Diseases

One fish could hold the key to helping millions of patients with potentially blinding eye conditions around the world. The fish in question is called a zebrafish, and it's thanks to the researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University that eye doctors are hopeful they can soon find a cure for both... Read more


23.03.2017
Stats Show Huge Success For Eye Care Centers In Ethiopia

New data shows an eye care programmme in Ethiopia is doing far better than even experts had expected. The research, which was released by Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), found that around 184,000 Ethiopians have received proper eye care treatment since the programme was established just three years... Read more


22.03.2017
 Vision Van Returns For Glaucoma Awareness Week In The UK

Two eye health organizations are teaming up to bring people across the UK vital information on glaucoma. Both Vision Express and the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) will help spread information on glaucoma and the importance of getting early screenings using their beloved Vision Van.This... Read more


21.03.2017
Contact Lens Material Used In New Arthritis Implant

A brand new synthetic cartilage implant is offering hope to millions of American arthritis patients. Interestingly, this implant is made out of the same exact material most contact lenses are made of.As of today, this implant procedure is only used for people who have arthritis in their big toe in... Read more


21.03.2017
Boston Researchers Critique The Use Of Anti-TGF-β In Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

American researchers are now warning doctors who continue to use anti-TGF-β therapies as a part of their treatment strategy for diabetic retinopathy patients. Rather than cure patients of their disease, new lab tests show that anti-TGF-β therapies can do extreme damage to a diabetic's eyes.This... Read more


20.03.2017
Allergan Funds Editas for Options in Eye Gene Therapy

Large biotech companies are getting more and more interested in the relatively new CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing treatment technology. The potential for this technology to treat eye diseases is certainly piquing the interest of one of biotech's leading companies: Allergan.Recently, Allergan announced... Read more


20.03.2017
One Ocular Melanoma Patient Pushes For MRI Scans In Scotland

Jennifer Lewis, 52, is on a mission to change the way the National Health Service (NHS) provides follow-up care in Scotland. In particular, Lewis wants the NHS to provide abdominal MRI scans rather than ultrasounds for Scottish ocular melanoma patients.The main impetus for Lewis's crusade was her... Read more


17.03.2017
Northwestern Professors Produce A Small And Transparent Diagnostic Device

A small eye device is predicted to have a huge impact on the future of diagnostic screenings. Officially called a "Micro-ring" this transparent device can be placed inside a contact lens and measure a patient's oxygen metabolic rate and blood flow. The Micro-ring is able to easily decipher all... Read more


16.03.2017
No More Need For Reading Glasses: New Surgical Procedure Provides Hope For The Farsighted

A brand new surgical technique could soon obsolesce the need for reading glasses. Called the Raindrop Near Vision Corneal Inlay, this novel procedure was designed by the southern California company Revision Optics.As you could tell from the name, the Raindrop Near Vision Corneal Inlay works by... Read more


15.03.2017
New Study Reveals Why "Cock-Eyed Squid" Has Two Different Sized Eyes

Marine biologists have wondered for years why so-called "cock-eyed squids" (Histioteuthis heteropsis) one huge eye and another smaller eye on their heads. Today, thanks to the great work of a few scientists at Duke University, the marine biology community has a greater understanding of this odd... Read more


14.03.2017
New Stem Cell Therapy Shows Potential For Regrowing Retinal Ganglion Cells

Stem cell therapy is an extremely promising area of study, especially in the medical field. Today, there's renewed hope in the eye care community that a new form of stem cell therapy might be able to restore sight to those with late stage glaucoma.The specific stem cells used in this study were... Read more


14.03.2017
New Electronic Glasses In Development For Presbyopia Patients

Are you reading this article with one of your numerous pairs of reading glasses on? If so, here's some good news for you. A high-tech pair of eyeglasses is now in the works that could potentially eliminate the need for both reading and driving glasses.Designed for people suffering from presbyopia,... Read more


13.03.2017
MIT Researchers Develop Incredibly Strong Contact Lenses

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) believe they've just invented the first hydrogel-based contact lenses that will never dry. The engineers behind this fascinating new product say they've successfully created a special layer for hydrogel contacts that help naturally... Read more


13.03.2017
Micro-Ring Could Change How The Medical Community Thinks About Retinal Scanning

A new device from Northwestern University is set to revolutionize medical scanning procedures. Officially dubbed the "Micro-ring," this resonator detector can be placed on a contact lens and detect a patient's blood flow and oxygen metabolic rate.Researchers trace the beginning of the Micro-ring... Read more


10.03.2017
Pakistani Teen Impresses Internet With Eye-Popping Prowess

One teenage Pakistani boy with a talent for popping out his eyeballs is quickly becoming an Internet superstar.Ahmed Ali, who's only 14 years old, posted a video of himself popping his eyeballs out of their sockets on some of Pakistan's most popular social media pages. Within a few hours, the video... Read more


09.03.2017
Eye Company Second Sight Reaches Reimbursement Deal With Germany

The American company Second Sight Medical Products just won a huge reimbursement deal with the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System . Germany's decision, announced to the public February 2nd, allows all state-approved hospitals to seek reimbursement for blind Retinitis Pigmentosa... Read more


08.03.2017
Eye Burns In Children Under 5 On The Rise Due To Detergent Pods

Many people love the convenience of laundry detergent pods. And, honestly, who can blame them? These pods are just great for quick and efficient cleaning. However, while these pods are extremely useful for cleaning clothes, they may come with an even larger warning label attached to them in the... Read more