19.07.2016

Results from a new study show that infants and toddlers require more time to notice new visual stimuli, and their gaze is less accurate than adults. However, both of these skills appear to improve slowly as they grow. This data helps to stress the significance of providing young children with... Read more


19.07.2016

Tech giant Google has filed for a patent that indicates that it’s developing an electronic replacement for the cornea, the natural lens in the front of the eye that focuses light onto the retina.The potential uses of such a device include not only restoring sight for those that have lost it to... Read more


18.07.2016

In the race to develop the first true artificial intelligence, Google will be using eye-related medical data to help develop and train one if it’s works-in- progress.Moorfields Eye Hospital is providing one million (anonymous) eye scans for DeepMind to churn through, looking for medical issues... Read more


18.07.2016

A young girl from Gloucester, just six years old, nearly lost her right eye after being attacked by a dog.Lacey-Marie Smith had to spend her sixth birthday in hospital following a two-hour operation to suture her forehead and right eyelid. The injuries were caused by a dog attack, in which the... Read more


15.07.2016

A new technology called eSight is giving the gift of vision back to those that have lost it. The electronic glasses aren’t without their limitations, but so far they have been able to do what no other device has.Intended to help patients with severe (but not total) vision loss, eSight allows... Read more


15.07.2016

Two individual cases of women reporting temporary right-eye blindness have come to the attention of a team of London-based researchers from City University, King's College, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Moorfields Eye Hospital. In both cases, the women experienced this... Read more


14.07.2016

Contact lenses continue to be the vision correction product of choice among people who regularly take part in sporting activities, a new report has revealed. Nick Dash, an optometrist from Visual Edge Optometrists, said a major reason for this is that contact lenses offer 'freedom' and all-round... Read more


14.07.2016

In 2015, author and neurologist Oliver Sacks succumbed to eye cancer. In comparison to other forms of cancer, eye cancer is incredibly rare, and due to the types of genetic mutations that cause it, it is also incredibly difficult to treat with drugs alone.Inspired by Sacks, researchers and... Read more


14.07.2016

A study performed by Kaiser Permanente in California discovered that patients that have type 2 diabetes and have undergone a successful weight-loss surgery are less likely to develop problems and complications related to the eyes.Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels rise too... Read more


13.07.2016

Although there are now many different types of medication available to treat a range of ailments, several of these drugs have side-effects that can often be even less appealing than the conditions they are targeted at. Experts at Tel Aviv University have uncovered the latest evidence of this, by... Read more


13.07.2016

An innovative development could effectively enable blind people to 'see', which could potentially transform the way in which written text is absorbed by those with vision loss. The method has been developed by experts at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is designed to help train blind people... Read more


13.07.2016

Eye tracking technology has been very instrumental in many scientific fields in recent years. It has been used in some studies to monitor where a persons focus and attention lie when looking at images and videos of social interaction, allowing medical researchers to detect differences in how... Read more


12.07.2016

Contact lenses and other vision technology are playing an increasingly important role in improving eyesight in the visually impaired, according to a leading eye care specialist. There are around 39 million blind people globally and 246 million with low vision, but Alcon Vision Care ME marketing... Read more


12.07.2016

An acne prescription medication could be having an adverse effect on teens" eye health. This common adolescent skin condition is suffered across the globe, with varying levels of severity. Although completely disassociated from the health of the eyes, scientists have found that some treatments... Read more


12.07.2016

The Kearny Eye Institute in Kearny, Nebraska is offering a new method of treatment for patients that have undergone surgery to treat cataracts. Rather than the normal course of treatments, which rely on costly prescription drugs, this new treatment method uses a time-released drug that is... Read more


11.07.2016

Treating macular degeneration early enough can significantly reduce the risk of blindness in later life, claims a leading expert on the condition. Professor Paul Mitchell of Sydney's Westmead Hospital has underlined a number of ways to tackle this common cause of failing eyesight. Speaking to the... Read more


11.07.2016

A new method of laser eye surgery has been successfully tested at the Optegra Eye Hospital London. Rather than slicing open a flap on the surface on the eye in order to operate on its internal structure, the new method creates only a small 2mm hole through which all the work is carried out.The... Read more


11.07.2016

SensoMotoric Instruments, pioneers in eye tracking technology, and Lumus, leaders in augmented reality (AR) near-to- eye displays have teamed up in order to create a unique and ground breaking AR experience with the Lumus DK-50 AR glasses.The device is equipped with dual eye tracking cameras, along... Read more


08.07.2016

A recent study in the US could offer hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from nearsightedness – also known as myopia – and substantially improve their quality of life by making it easier to deal with the condition. The research was conducted by Professor David Berntsen, a... Read more


08.07.2016

Playing outside may actually be good for your kids' eye health, helping them to avoid developing near sightedness, according to new research. Australian scientists are hoping to shed more light on this claim in a new study, which they are planning to use as a basis for more comprehensive guidance... Read more