06.01.2017

The medical staff at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA, made history this year. On November 21st, surgeons at this military hospital became the very first in the USA to perform a successful eye procedure known as corneal cross-linking.Corneal cross-linking has just been approved... Read more


05.01.2017

A German newspaper has recently announced that social media giant Facebook just bought the Swiss computer vision company called Zürich Eye. This news was released at the same time that Oculus, the virtual reality (VR) company owned by Facebook, said it was planning on building an engineering office... Read more


04.01.2017

A brand new contact lens designed to help people with iris issues was just revealed at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco. These smart contacts, which were developed by a Belgian team at the University of Ghent, are expected to help many people around the world who have... Read more


03.01.2017

Taking a look at Christmas lights may be better for your health than you think. Professors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now believe exposing people to bright LED lights might be able to halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease.MIT researchers put group of mice in front of a... Read more


03.01.2017

A new report is shedding light on the huge psychological toll blindness places on U.K.'s veterans. A study recently released by the charity group Blind Veterans U.K. showed that six in ten veterans report feelings of depression and isolation after being diagnosed with a serious vision problem.In... Read more


30.12.2016

Although it may sound too good to be true, scientists now claim they can cure blindness in those who've suffered a traumatic brain injury. This surgery, officially called a vitrectomy, was able to bring many patients' vision from total darkness to 20/20 within a few months.A vitrectomy works by... Read more


29.12.2016

One American professor's invention is revolutionizing how we think of powering connectivity technology. At a recent EmTech MIT conference, Professor Shyam Gollakota showed a stunned audience a pair of contact lenses that had the ability to connect to Wi-Fi and smartphones without the use of... Read more


23.12.2016

Genetic science is advancing at an astonishing pace nowadays. Many scientists actually believe that they have figured out how to manipulate our DNA so everyone can live healthier and longer lives.The new therapy geneticists are so excited about is in the field of "gene editing." This therapy is... Read more


22.12.2016

UK ophthalmologists are getting very worried about the increasing numbers of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A brand new study shows that more UK residents are suffering from blindness due to AMD than ever before. If something drastic isn't done to combat the rapid rise in AMD... Read more


21.12.2016

New research is debunking the claim that autistic children don't make eye contact with others either on purpose or due to stress. Many people in the scientific community now believe that autistic children don't make eye contact simply because they can't pick up on the importance of visual cues.This... Read more


20.12.2016

A German newspaper has recently announced that social media giant Facebook just bought the Swiss computer vision company called Zürich Eye . This news was released at the same time that Oculus, the virtual reality (VR) company owned by Facebook, said it was planning on building an engineering... Read more


20.12.2016

The medical staff at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA, made history this year. On November 21st, surgeons at this military hospital became the very first in the USA to perform a successful eye procedure known as corneal cross-linking.Corneal cross-linking has just been approved... Read more


19.12.2016

Japanese researchers have just proven that it's almost impossible to maintain eye contact with another person while struggling to find the "right word." They note that the part of the brain that deals with sustaining eye contact also deals heavily with linguistics. This makes it very difficult for a... Read more


19.12.2016

New technology from Amazon is about to make us all Supermen. The online retailer Amazon has just announced that all of their customers now have the ability to see through their packages using x-ray scanners on their smartphones.This new feature is simply called "Package X-ray" and it can be used on... Read more


16.12.2016

A brand new MIT Study on animals with lazy eye is showing promise for the future treatment of the common eye disorder. The procedure used on these animals has been called a "retina reboot" by members of the eye care community.Researchers put a small drop of an anesthetic in the eyes of animals... Read more


16.12.2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) is honoring the North African nation of Morocco this year for a major public health achievement. Members of the WHO praise Morocco's successful efforts to get rid of the eye disease trachoma.Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can lead to blindness if not... Read more


15.12.2016

Professors at the University of Oxford have designed a brand new microscope to help surgeons perform eye surgery on their patients. Although this special microscope is only being used in trials right now, doctors are hopeful this technology can help people around the world with a wide variety of... Read more


15.12.2016

Ophthalmologists are hopeful that a brand new app could help thousands of children who suffer from lazy eye. Recent results measuring the efficacy of this app shows great promise for the future treatment of this disease.This app was tested at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest in Dallas, Texas.... Read more


14.12.2016

An amazing new study conducted in the USA suggests that ophthalmologists may be able to tell if a person is susceptible to Alzheimer's disease from an simple eye exam. To be more specific, researchers discovered that the presence of toxic tau and inflammation in a person's retinae could signal the... Read more


14.12.2016

Khaneil Bruce only ever wanted to become one thing: a professional football player. Even though Bruce lost sight in one of his eyes recently, he has told reporters that he will never give up on this dream.Bruce was brought up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the famous home of Harvard. Times were very... Read more