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


02.06.2016
Eye Therapy Tests In Mice Reverse Eye Symptoms Related To Diabetes

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
Eye Gaze Tracking Software Can Be Used To Detect Autism.

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
Contact lens suitability "depends on the individual"

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
Cataract Surgery Being Developed That Used A Patient's Own Stem Cells.

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
Sunglasses "as important as sunscreen"

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
Injectable hormone "boosts IOP"

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
Caffeine May Help Prevent Cataracts

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
Eyecare in care homes "could be much better"

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


30.05.2016
Contact Lenses Introduce Skin Bacteria To The Eyes

According to a study published this week in the open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, mBio, contact lenses may alter the natural microbial community of the eyes.Researchers at New York University School of Medicine performed a study involving 58 adult participants, and found... Read more


30.05.2016
Bionic Eye Allows Blind Man To See

John Jameson was grew up with normal eyesight, but that changed when he contracted a fungal infection, histoplasmosis, more than 40 years ago. The disease affected his eyes, and left him with blurred, cloudy vision. Many years later, in an attempt to repair the damage with laser eye surgery, he was... Read more


27.05.2016
Drinking tea "can keep the eyes hydrated"

Many people suffer from dry eyes, which can be extremely irritating and uncomfortable and affect people's everyday lives, but what many do not realise is that the condition is avoidable. The main reason why people suffer from dryness, both of the eyes and other parts of the body, is that they are... Read more


27.05.2016
Bausch & Lomb is testing a new lens called Ultra.

The last significant new contact lens material, silicon hydrogel, was introduced nearly a decade ago in 2008.Many things have changed since then, which also saw the introduction of Appleā€™s revolutionary iPhone. The iPhone has led to many positive changes but like anything it has its... Read more


27.05.2016
A Green Diet Is Good For The Eyes

Chicago ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan Rosin has made recommendations on which foods to eat to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear and focused. To no one's surprise, it's likely all of the foods your mum struggled to get you eat as a child.Green, leafy vegetables, along with two servings of... Read more


26.05.2016
That's Not A Bright Star, It's Mars!

Mars can be in the night sky tonight, and will be for the next week.It's orbit currently places it on opposite side of the sun form the earth, making it highly illuminated and visible to the naked eye. NASA's Hubble space telescope has been taking advantage of the opportunity, and has taken many new... Read more


26.05.2016
Makeup shades "should complement your eyes and skin tone"

When buying new makeup it should always complement your facial colourings, an expert claims. Abigail James, a facialist, holistic therapist and founder of abigailjames.com, advises that skin tone can be broken down into fair, light, medium and dark, each of which better suits certain makeup... Read more


26.05.2016
New finding may lead to AMD treatment

A key finding by experts in the US may lead to a new treatment being developed for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindness in the western world. The development of the disease can involve an over-proliferation of the blood vessels that supply the retina, with... Read more


26.05.2016
Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccines Linked To Rare Eye Disease

A study was recently presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Las Vegas indicated that the vaccine for chickenpox and shingles may be linked to keratitis, which is inflammation of the eye's cornea, although only in a very small number of cases.According to Dr. Frederick Fraunfelder,... Read more


25.05.2016
Are Your Car Windows Protecting You From UV Rays?

Ultra violet light, which is part of natural sunlight, has been linked to a large list of medical problems, including skin cancer, cataracts, and other forms of blindness. Anyone suffering from a sun burn knows first hand the negative effect that too much UV light can have on their body. Many modern... Read more