11.04.2016

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that causes loss of central vision. The disease tends to affect those over the age of 55 and there are currently millions of people in the UK living with AMD.AMD affects the macula - the part of the eye that allows a person to see fine detail.... Read more


08.04.2016

There's evidence that climate change is affecting more than just the weather and coastlines. As the environment changes for the worse, there may be negative consequences for your health. Arid land expansion, air pollution, and increasing exposure to UV radiation all present dangers to your eyes.... Read more


08.04.2016

The proposed Psychoactive Substances Act is aiming to address concerns about legal substances that are designed to provide a similar high to illegal drugs like marijuana or cocaine. The UN's International Narcotics Control Board supports the move, pointing out the growing threat of the uncontrolled... Read more


08.04.2016

A team of researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine has partnered with mathematicians in order to develop a mathematical modelling method to analyse glaucoma.The team, led by Drs Giovanna Guidoboni, associate professor of mathematics in the School of Science, and Alon Harris,... Read more


08.04.2016

There several well-known precautions all contact lens wearers should take including washing your hands before insertion and removal and cleaning your lenses thoroughly. However, there are a number of hygiene issues around the handling and care of contact lenses that often get overlooked.Improper... Read more


07.04.2016

Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with glaucoma, but fortunately for many this occurs at an early enough stage that they are able to receive treatment to halt or slow the progression of the debilitating condition. However, this therapy does not come cheap and a new study has highlighted... Read more


07.04.2016

It is a well-known fact among healthcare professionals that exposed tissue surfaces including skin and mucous membranes are under constant threat of attack from microorganisms in the environment.It is a particular concern in the eyecare industry, where for many years experts have known that the... Read more


06.04.2016

Phase I and II clinical trials have been conducted, at both the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and the University of Crete, on the efficacy of certain cholesterol-lowering medication in the treatment of patients with dry macular degeneration.Macular degeneration (AMD) comes in two... Read more


05.04.2016

A new drug, Cacicol, is helping patients of eye surgery heal much faster than normal, in some cases in as little as two days from the time of surgery. The medicine could theoretically help millions of patients who have undergone corneal transplants, or refractive surgeries, such as LASIK. Shorter... Read more


05.04.2016

Contact lenses have been increasing in popularity annually for decades and millions of people the world over prefer them to glasses.On average around 20 per cent of new potential consumers enter the contact lens market per annum. This is a huge year-on-year increase.The introduction of soft contact... Read more


05.04.2016

Choosing the right contact lenses for you and your lifestyle is an important and sometimes difficult decision. When buying contact lenses, they should always be fitted and prescribed by an eye specialist. Buying contact lenses without a prescription can pose a serious risk to your sight or eye... Read more


02.04.2016

As modern technology becomes increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, we spend more and more time every day looking at the screens on our cell phone, tablets, and computers. According to the Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney, Australia, this lifestyle change will lead to an 800% increase in... Read more


02.04.2016

One of the most common treatments of cataracts is the insertion of lens implants.After cataract surgery patients often find that they have good near vision and can see far away, but their middle-distance vision, for instance when looking at a computer screen, is blurry. Glasses or contact lenses are... Read more


02.04.2016

A person's appearance could hold clues about their personality to employers. While making an impression is recommended, employers take only 30 seconds to make up their minds about a candidate, meaning it is essential not to make any beauty blunders. An unkempt appearance, such as wearing a... Read more


01.04.2016

RetroSense Therapeutics in Ann Arbor, Michigan are pioneering a method of genetic manipulation that could give back sight to people affected by retinal degenerative conditions, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and dry macular degeneration (AMD).Photoreceptors in the back of our eyes, often called... Read more


01.04.2016

Specialists in the US have found a new type of genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher syndrome type 1, a defect that causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision through the progressive degeneration of the retina.Researchers at the University of... Read more


01.04.2016

The elimination of eye diseases has taken a step closer after experts in the US reported that an experimental treatment for blindness was a success. The therapy, developed from a patient's skin cells, was seen to improve the vision of blind mice in a study conducted by Columbia University... Read more


31.03.2016

Those who are considering getting laser eye surgery should ensure that they have several consultations before making their decisions, it has been claimed. Zara Rabinowicz, a beauty expert, has claimed that it is crucial people make an informed decision and so they should seek out help from several... Read more


31.03.2016

New scientific findings related to a rare cancer could pave the way for new treatments to be developed for age-related macular degeneration, one of the world's leading causes of sight loss, it has been suggested.In a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, experts explain that a... Read more


31.03.2016

Tens of thousands of people are treated for eye injuries each year in the United States, and many of them could have been avoided. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered that more eye injuries are caused by falling than any other accident. These injuries can be serious, with the... Read more