Pakistani Government Foots the Bill for Nearly 53 Thousand Eye Surgeries

An estimated 53,000 eye surgeries will be performed at the provincial government’s expense in Haripur, Pakistan.These operations will be carried out under an initiative launched by the provincial government called the Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology (PICO), whose purpose is to train... Read more

Hydrogel Market Growth Means a Clearer Future for Contact Lens Wearers

The number of contact lens wearers, both for vision correction and cosmetic eye-color beautification, continues to increase annually. This growth is primarily attributable to the use of Hydrogel in contact lenses.Hydrogel is a network of water-insoluble polymer chains capable of retaining 90% or... Read more

New Glasses Help Protect Our Eyes from Computer Screen Glare

For thousands of years, philosophers and theologians have seen something of the sacred in the human eye. Unfortunately, the one thing most detrimental for our divine human eyes is also the one thing most of us need our eyes for to make a living today. Of course, we are talking about computer... Read more

Fish disappears to trick animals with supervision

Herrings, sardines, mackerel and tuna are fish with silvery scales that reflect the light in shallow oceanic water. For many years, scientists have wondered how their predators, such as octopus and squid, could find them. It is known that octopi, squid and other sea creatures such as shrimp have... Read more

 Eye Tracking Technology May Soon Be Coming To Cars in the EU

In another one of the many steps being taken towards developing the car of the future, Swedish company Smart Eye is developing an eye-tracking software that it hopes will be implemented by European car manufacturers in the near future.The company was originally founded with the intention of creating... Read more

 Eye exams are the future of Alzheimer's Detection

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive disease of the brain. For many Alzheimer's disease patients, the disease is not diagnosed until the person's memories and cognition have significantly deteriorated. Researcher Melanie Campbell from the University of Waterloo has discovered... Read more

Eye Cancer More Likely in People with Blue Eyes and Fair Skin

While eye cancer is very rare in the UK, people with blue eyes and fair skin are more likely to develop it. A new medical research study conducted by the Ohio State University in partnership with the NYU School of Medicine has found that eye cancer is more likely to develop in people who have blue... Read more

Jennifer Aniston Is Campaigning To Create a Chronic Dry Eye Free World

Recent statistics show that about 30 million people in the USA have chronic dry eye, yet only 16 million are officially diagnosed with this condition by a doctor each year. Although this eye condition can lead to a great decrease in a person's quality of life, people rarely have an honest discussion... Read more

Baby born with one eye will get artificial eye

Little Izabella was born with just one eye. Now doctors are prepping her for a prosthetic.Izabella, now just nine months old, was born with micropthalmia, a condition in which one or both eyes are unusually small. In her case, her eye had started to grow in vitro but then stopped. Izabella inherited... Read more

Cosmetic Carbon Dioxide Injections May Be Just As Crazy As They Sound

Carboxytherapy is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that proponents claim can rejuvenate the skin around the eyes. The procedure involves injecting the areas around the eye with carbon dioxide. At first this causes severe swelling at the injection site.The claim is that as the CO2 is removed by... Read more

Cardiovascular Drug Proves Effective in Treating Surfer’s Eye

The eye disease pterygium, more commonly known as surfer’s eye, is a noticeable bump on the surface of the eye. The most common cause of this eye condition is excessive exposure to UV light, which affects not only surfers, but anyone that spends time near the water, or on snow, both of which... Read more

Babies at Elevated Risk for Chemical Burns to Their Eyes

Children under the age of two have been found to be at a high risk for chemical burns to their eyes, with household chemicals being the most common cause of the injuries. These findings have been published this week in JAMA Ophthalmology.The basis of the study was the number of babies seen in... Read more

A French Study Helps Increase Visual Clarity for People With Retinal Prostheses

A new study published in the scientific journal eLife promises to help scientists refine the technology of retinal prostheses. This study was conducted primarily by scientists at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille. Many other scientists from... Read more

VR Developers Use Eye Tracking To Measure Their Users Engagement

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

Volunteer Eye Doctors Use Flying Hospital to Treat Visual Impairment in 3 rd World Countries

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

Using Cell Phone Cameras as Eye Tracking Devices

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

US Food and Drug Administration Voices Concerns over New Eye Drops

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

Treating Eye Diseases with Gene Therapy Delivered in Droplet Form

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

The Human Eye Can Detect the Smallest Amount of Light Possible, A Single Photon

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

Recent Study Highlights The Importance Of Routine Eye Examinations

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