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


08.07.2016

According to a French study presented at the Euroanaesthesia 2016 conference in London, patients that listen to relaxing music prior to eye surgery feel much less anxiety and require less sedation “Music listening may be considered as an inexpensive, non-invasive, non-pharmacological method to... Read more


07.07.2016

For years, scientists have been extolling the virtues of oils and other substances found in fish, and a new study has added further weight to their argument. According to research carried out by experts at the University of Alberta, the fatty acid found in fish prevents sight loss. The report,... Read more


07.07.2016

Much has been made of the need to wear glasses or contact lenses when behind the wheel, if required, but another danger to vision is now present in the majority of cars, it has been claimed. According to the results of a recent study carried out by researchers at University of London and Lancaster... Read more


07.07.2016

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London is planning to test a new bionic vision system that appears to be pulled strain out of science fiction.French company Pixium Vision developed the device, called the Iris II, which uses a camera to stimulate an implant within the eye to send image signals to the... Read more


05.07.2016

Rapper Dizzee Rascal is just one of a long list of celebrities to discover the benefits of laser eye surgery, after undergoing an operation to clear his blurred vision. The artist was finding it hard to see clearly, and sometimes could not even see all the way to the back of the audience when... Read more


05.07.2016

People trying to cut costs by buying cheap glasses online may actually be cutting corners with their health, according to a new study which has urged people to be wary of fake eyewear being sold over the internet. Researchers from consumer champion Which? found that 15 of 36 pairs of glasses bought... Read more


05.07.2016

The results of a study performed by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) indicate that a single gene has been identified that is responsible for childhood glaucoma.This data, which has been published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, supports a... Read more


04.07.2016

A person's risk of developing a blinding eye condition may be significantly increased if they use a certain type of diabetes medication, a new study has suggested. In a report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication, experts suggest that treatment with... Read more


04.07.2016

A simple type of eye test may be able to save thousands of lives, after it was suggested that the procedure could help to prevent people suffering a stroke. According to researchers at the University of Zurich, a test known as ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) can reliably detect carotid artery stenosis... Read more


04.07.2016

The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Dublin has performed the first successful stem cell tissues transplant eye operation in Ireland. This was carried out in collaboration with researchers at Dublin City University.The recipient was Patrick Godfrey, 46, from Co Tipperary. Godfrey’s eye sight... Read more


01.07.2016

Although many people will head out and enjoy the summer sun this year, it is a well-established fact that UV rays can be highly damaging and people should safeguard themselves from the sun's rays. While some people will wear sunscreen or a hat, what many forget to do is protect their eyes from the... Read more


01.07.2016

A recent study has sought to establish the risk factors for a damaging eye condition which manifests itself at an early age and can lead to severe visual impairment. The Danish study focused on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease in very premature infants, which is considered the main... Read more


01.07.2016

New research from Queen’s University Belfast and University College London indicates that a drug that was originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetic macular oedema (DMO).It is estimated that of the 422 million people affected by diabetes,... Read more


30.06.2016

Although there are millions of people across the world who suffer from eye problems, many people forget to take the medication required to treat and manage their condition and, as such, are putting themselves at risk. With this in mind, a recent study sought to determine whether adherence of... Read more


30.06.2016

Experts in Japan believe they may have unlocked the key to reversing one of the most life-changing conditions in the planet, and one which affects millions of people around the world – blindness. Specialists at Doshisha University believe the key lies in regenerative medicine, or the use of... Read more


30.06.2016

Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people, and in its advanced stages can lead to eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy. New research from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) shows that people with diabetes who strictly controlled their blood sugar level cut... Read more


29.06.2016

People can never be too old to wear contact lenses, according to one manufacturer which has noted that the products can be used well into people's 90s, if they wish. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is attempting to dispel many of the myths regarding the use of contact lenses, such as the assumption... Read more


29.06.2016

Recent reports by scientists in the US have shed light on an important function of the eyes and how they work, which could have a significant impact on future research into treatments for eye conditions. Two related studies carried out by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research... Read more


29.06.2016

There is an area of the brain called the visual cortex, and it’s responsible to interpreting the signals sent to it from the eyes via the optic nerve.Normally, the images from each eye are processed individually, but in the event of a serious injury, in which one eye is no longer able to see, the... Read more