10.06.2016
"Careful consideration" required before laser eye surgery

People considering undergoing laser eye surgery have been warned that the procedure is not something to be taken lightly, and requires thorough research and understanding before going ahead with it. The Fulham Chronicle noted that anyone considering laser eye surgery should first consult their... Read more


10.06.2016
Non-official coloured contact lenses "can be dangerous"

People who wear coloured contact lenses that have not been purchased from an official retailer risk putting their eyesight at risk, one healthcare authority has warned. According to the US regulatory body the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many people have been attempting to imitate the... Read more


10.06.2016
Four Year Old Taylor Treadwell, Cancer Survivor, Wins Award

This week, a special little boy from Yateley won an equally special award, being named a CHECT Champion by the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) in honor of his outstanding effort and bravery.Four year old Taylor Treadwell was originally diagnosed with retinoblastoma (RB), a rare form of eye... Read more


09.06.2016
Millions Of People Have Eye Mites, But Almost No One Knows It.

Eye mites, also known as demodex mites, are microscopic parasites that are spread by both humans and animals, including household pets. They spend most of their lives deep within hair follicles, primarily eyelashes, and feed on the natural oils produced by the body.During the day they are mostly... Read more


09.06.2016
Contact lenses "great for active people"

People who regularly take part in sporting activities may find that contact lenses can help to enhance their performance, one expert has pointed out. Many people who require vision correction find that glasses are inconvenient and even dangerous when worn during sport, but this does not have to be... Read more


09.06.2016
Chemical in tap water "may affect vision"

For many years, scientists have warned people about the effects that eating and drinking certain things can have on our health, but tap water is something that most people accepted was good for them. However, a new study has suggested that people in certain areas may have had their vision affected... Read more


08.06.2016
Reduce the red-eye risk

Red-eye is something that can affect many people and significantly hamper their enjoyment of everyday activities, but there are ways to avoid it, one expert has noted. Dr Chris Purslow, a leading optometrist, explained that the appearance of a so-called 'red eye' is the result of the capillary... Read more


08.06.2016
Retina transplants improved in new study

Researchers in the UK have developed a method which they hope will lead to more effective retinal transplants in the future. A team from the Department of Genetics at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology research team in the UK has found that insulin-like growth factor (IGF1)... Read more


08.06.2016
Laser Pointers Less Harmful To Aircraft Pilots Than Previously Thought

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
Laser eye surgery gets the thumbs up from one patient

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
Experts make eye disease breakthrough

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
More Eye Problems Linked to New Born Babies with Zika Virus

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
Johnson & Johnson teams up with HP regarding plans for 3D printed Contact Lenses.

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
Eye health "not being taken seriously enough"

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
Firms "not dealing with blind workers properly"

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
New implant "could restore sight to the blind"

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
How Quickly Can You Bond With A Stranger?

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
First Successful Human Transplant Of Skin To Eye Stem Cells

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
Prevalence of blindness continues to fall

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
Green Light May Help Alleviate Migraines

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