08.06.2016

It’s long been taught that pointing lasers at people is dangerous, as they can potentially cause serious eye damage. It’s many times worse when lasers are aimed at aircraft, because the light can be very distracting, putting the lives of the crew and passengers at risk.New information from the... Read more


07.06.2016

A woman who underwent laser eye surgery has extolled the virtues of the procedure and recommended it to anyone looking for a permanent solution to vision problems. Penny Lewis, writing for the New Zealand Herald, noted that she had always struggled with her sight until finally making the decision... Read more


07.06.2016

Understanding the formulation and progression of age-related retinal degeneration and the link it has to inflammation may be a step closer, according to the results of a recent study. The report was carried out by Dr Krzysztof Palczewski and colleagues at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.... Read more


07.06.2016

Doctors have been studying babies born with the infamous Zika virus and any birth defect possibly related to the infection. Some are reporting to have found previously undocumented eye problems possibly linked to the virus. Researchers have observed retinal lesions, hemorrhaging, and abnormal blood... Read more


06.06.2016

A recently announced collaboration between tech giant HP and medical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson will eventually lead to new 3D printed devices that will benefit millions. The first of which is likely to be sunlight-enabled personalized contact lenses.According to Peter Shen, the VP of research... Read more


06.06.2016

The eyes are regarded as one of the most important parts of the body - so much so that seven in ten people around the world would rather give up ten years of their life or sacrifice a limb, rather than lose their eyesight. Despite this, a recent global survey released today by Bausch + Lomb has... Read more


06.06.2016

Many companies are failing to effectively deal with employees with disabilities, specifically those with vision problems, it has been claimed. According to a spokeswoman for CLARITY - Employment for Blind People, there is still a long way to go towards educating employers about blindness and visual... Read more


03.06.2016

People with serious vision problems may soon have to suffer no more, thanks to a new type of technology that could restore sight, even to blind people. According to Nano-Retina, which manufactures the Bio-Retina device, it works by being implanted into the eye under local anaesthetic, and can offer... Read more


03.06.2016

In December of 2015, the National Institute for Psychological Science in Japan performed a study that demonstrated that strong interpersonal bonds could be created between two strangers with just a few minutes of direct eye contact.Shortly there after, in January 2016, a list of 36 questions were... Read more


03.06.2016

For the first time in history, researchers have safely and successfully transplanted human skin stem cells into the back of the eye as a means to restore eye sight. The results of the surgery and the research involved are being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in... Read more


02.06.2016

The number of blind and visually impaired people in Germany is continuing to fall, according to a recent report which may mirror global trends. According to the study, carried out by Robert Finger and published in the current edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International, there has been a steady... Read more


02.06.2016

Many headache migraine sufferers feel that their pain and discomfort get worse when exposed to bright light. This leads to them seeking out darkness in order to feel relief, which can interfere with many day to day activities and responsibilities. New data shows that exposing light sensitive... Read more


02.06.2016

Diabetic retinopathy, vision loss due to diabetes, is the number one cause of diabetes for adults living in the developed world. So many people are afflicted by the condition because there is no known cure, limited treatment options, and even the best prevention methods only provide minimal... Read more


01.06.2016

Research published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) details that eye tracking software can be used to differentiate between children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from those without ASD but with other developmental... Read more


01.06.2016

The most suitable type of contact lens for somebody who requires vision correction depends entirely on the individual, it has been observed. According to Gavin Rebello, sports vision specialist at @eye_performance, contact lenses can affect the eyes differently depending on the person's tolerance... Read more


01.06.2016

A new method of treating cataracts is now being tested on a limited number of human patients, following successful trials on animals. A collaborative effort between Ameican and Chinese researchers from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and Sichuan... Read more


31.05.2016

People heading on holiday this summer have been reminded that sunglasses are just as important as sunscreen when it comes to being protected from the sun's harmful UV rays. Speaking to Radio Iowa, Dr Thomas Augustine, an optometrist in Urbandale, said that when people buy a new set of shades they... Read more


31.05.2016

An injectable type of hormone used to treat many children has been associated with a rise in intraocular pressure (IOP) in a new study carried out by experts based in Israel. In a report published in this month's Pediatrics Journal, researchers at Tel Aviv University revealed how they monitored the... Read more


31.05.2016

New data from American Academy of Ophthalmology shows that coffee and other caffeinated beverages may assist in the prevention and delay of cataract development. The alkaloids found in coffee and tea have a direct beneficial affect on the eye's natural lens.Over time, the UV rays that are found in... Read more


30.05.2016

People living in care homes around the UK could and should have greater access to eyecare and testing, according to a recent report. In a study compiled by the think tank International Longevity Centre UK and the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, it was found that tests are not being... Read more