31.08.2016

Virtual reality headsets are primed to be the next big technology that changes the way the world works. But they are still in the early stages of development, and many new features are being added on a regular basis.One of these features is the ability to track the eyes of its user, allowing the... Read more


30.08.2016

A new flying hospital has been unveiled in Los Angeles, a fully stocked and outfitted MD-10 aircraft. This one of a kind airplane will be used by volunteer ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals working with Orbis, an international charity that helps treat eye and vision problems in poor... Read more


30.08.2016

New research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the University of Georgia has developed software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device.Eye tracking has been used for more than four decades to determine where people are directing their gaze... Read more


29.08.2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has developed a new eye drop that is intended to be used as a treatment for glaucoma. However there are concerns at the United States Food and Drug Administration over how the eye drops are being manufactured.The Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP)... Read more


29.08.2016

Some of the most common causes of blindness in the world are caused by diseases that are rooted in human DNA. Unlike injuries or infections, these disorders, like macular degeneration and glaucoma, are triggered by flaws in human DNA. Very little can be done to prevent, or even cure these problems,... Read more


26.08.2016

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications reveals that the human eye is capable of an amazing feat, detecting just a single photon of light.Through tests designed to test the limits and capabilities of human vision, it has been observed that the human eye, in the darkest of... Read more


26.08.2016

Information documented in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science indicates that nearly half of all routine eye exams result in prescription changes, even in patients that hadn’t noticed a change in their visual acuity. This helps to stress the need for people to schedule comprehensive eye... Read more


25.08.2016

Eye tracking is quickly becoming cheaper, more compact, and incredibly accurate. In fact, there has been enough advancement of the technology in recent years that it is now being included in some smartphones. By monitoring where people look while using their devices, researchers and developers may... Read more


24.08.2016

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank hosted its annual Celebration of Hope & Renewal at the Iowa Lions Donor Memorial & Healing Garden on the campus of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.The event honors those that have donated organs and tissues, giving the gift of sight, and sometimes even life. Those... Read more


23.08.2016

The cells in the back of the eye that sense light, called rods and cones, normally only detect 3 different colours; red, blue, and green. Any other colour that we see is a mixture of these three colours that is processed by the brain.Because human vision is based on three colours, we are considered... Read more


23.08.2016

Peter Simpson, a 64 year old retired police sergeant from Liverpool, was only expecting a routine eye exam when he stepped into Bennett and Batty Opticians in Mossley Hill. But when his keen eyed doctor noticed a restricted blood vessel connected to his optic nerve, he got much more shocking... Read more


21.08.2016

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience shows that scientists have been able to restore partial vision in mice by regenerating previously severed optic-nerves. This success is a first in a long series of attempts to repair damaged nerves, and may lead to further breakthroughs.The... Read more


21.08.2016

Alzheimer’s is a terrible and devastating disease that strips millions of people of their memories and cognitive abilities. There are currently few ways of treating it, and even fewer ways of detecting it before it’s sufficiently advanced.But a new, non-invasive eye scan is proving to be... Read more


19.08.2016

Not long ago Apple released an iPhone that introduced Touch ID, the fingerprint scanning technology that helped to secure more phones around the world than any previous tech ever had. The only way to unlock devices protected with Touch ID was with an authorized fingerprint, rather than a multi-digit... Read more


18.08.2016

Dr. Rani Al karmi recently became the first Canadian ophthalmologist to perform a new procedure called iStent inject. The surgery was performed on two patients at the Glace Bay Hospital eye clinic in Cape Breton. “I’m happy to say that it was smooth sailing with those two and we’re looking... Read more


17.08.2016

Glaucoma is the number two cause of irreversible blindness in the world, second only to cataracts. It doesn’t have many early warning signs, and most people don’t know they have it until it’s too far progressed to effectively treat. But now that a team of researchers at UNSW Australia have... Read more


17.08.2016

A 72 year old woman from Wales recently underwent an operation to treat her age-related macular degeneration (AMD). After the successful procedure she is now seeing the world around her in more detail than she has in more than ten years.Second only to cataracts, AMD is a leading cause of blindness... Read more


15.08.2016

This September 12th through the 18th the Isle of Man is planning an entire week of events dedicated to bringing attention to eye health. This will be the third annual Vision Awareness Week organized by the Manx Blind Welfare Society.One of the many festivities planned include the immensely popular... Read more


15.08.2016

At first it may seem completely unnecessary to have eye testing equipment that capable of falling from 20 stories without sustaining any damage, but Peyush Bansal would firmly disagree. In fact, he found that such equipment was in enough demand that he and his company developed just such a... Read more


12.08.2016

Human vision works very differently than the lens of a camera, in that only the very center of our field of view is in focus, where the periphery is less detailed, and slightly blurry. Cameras, on the other hand are designed to capture images that are entirely in focus. This is because people are... Read more