Samsung Developing a Phone That Can Be Accessed With Just a Glance

Everyone has their own one of a kind fingerprint. This makes using them as a key to unlock things like computers and cell phones a good idea, right? Well, not really.The flaw in that idea is that people leave a copy of their one-of- a-kind password on just about everything that they touch, making it... Read more

Suffolk Eye Car Provider Offers Free Exams to Children Living Near Chernobyl

An eye care provider in Suffolk is participating in a programme intended to help young children living near Belarus that have been affected by radiation released in the1986 Chernobyl disaster. Working out of Beccles, Observatory the eye care professionals have provided their services to a group of... Read more

Routine Eye Exams Can Reveal Health Problems, Not Just Eye Problems

It’s easy to think that regularly scheduled eye exams aren’t that important, especially if poor vision isn’t a current problem. But as Zaqer Mused recently learned, an eye exam can reveal far more about your current health than you might think.Like many other, Mused hadn’t planned on having... Read more

Contactlenses.co.uk reaches it’s 3 millionth customer.

Contactlenses.co.uk thanked customer number 3,000,000 this week. To celebrate, contactlenses.co.uk supplied their 3 millionth customer with 6 months of contact lenses and a bouquet of flowers, also as a way to say thank you to all of their customers they planted an extra 10,000 trees with help... Read more

Roche and Eleven Biotherapeutics Reach ₤188 Million Deal over Experimental Eye Drug

Swiss drug manufacturer Roche has acquired the rights to an eye disease drug still in its experimental stages, as well as a bit of technology from US biotech Eleven Biotherapeutics. The deal between the two firms is estimated to be worth ₤188 million.The drug purchased by Roche, EBI-031, is a... Read more

New Massaging Device Aims To Reduce Eye Strain.

It might look like one of the many virtual reality devices coming to the market, but the Aurai Mask has no screens inside. Instead, it’s a new product that is designed to relieve eye strain, a problem becoming more and more common in the world.It pumps cool water through soft pads that rest... Read more

Placenta Tissue Being Used To Treat Eye Problems.

The placenta is what lies on the other end of the umbilical cord after it’s snipped from the baby, and is a byproduct of the birthing process. Most of the time they are discarded, but some mothers opt to donate them to be used in medical research. Some doctors, like Chike Mordi from Vision Source,... Read more

New 3D Imaging Camera Modeled After Insect’s Compound Eyes.

Research from Prof. Lee Wing-bun and his team at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has led to a new means of 3D imaging, a technology that maps the surfaces of solid object and turns them into accurate digital representations of the... Read more

New Discovery Sheds Light on How Certain Bacterial Infections Affect Human Eyes.

New research was shown this week at the ASM Microbe research meeting in Boston, Massachusetts which details a new discovery on the way bacteria cause dramatic changes in human eye cells. The study focused on a common bacterial contaminant found on contact lenses and cases which causes the... Read more

Peter Barry, One of UK’s Pioneering Eye Surgeons Passes Away At Age 67

Peter James Barry FRCS has died unexpectedly at the age of 67 after a brief illness. He was one of the foremost eye surgeons, both of his generation, as well as within the UK. In addition to being an international ambassador for Irish ophthalmology, he was also the national clinical lead for... Read more

Infant’s Response to Visual Stimuli Quickens As They Age.

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

 Google Working towards Robotic Eye Implant for Humans.

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

Deep Mind Takes a Deep Look into Eye Health.

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

Six Year Old Girl from Gloucester Nearly Loses Eye after Vicious Dog Attack.

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

Electronic glasses Allow the Blind to See Again​

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

Late Night Smartphone Use May Cause Temporary Blindness

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

Contact lenses "the main choice" among sport enthusiasts.

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

Rare Eye Disease Takes Life Of Famed Author And Neurologist, But Opens Door To New Cancer Treatment Possibility.

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

 Obesity Surgery May Reduce Eye Related Problems in Diabetics.

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

Common medication "doubles risk of eye infection"

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