20.04.2016
Steps made in addressing  contact lens comfort

One of the biggest obstacles to increasing contact lens use in the United Kingdom is comfort: people who are not comfortable in contact lenses simply will quit wearing them. Anyone who has had any irritation about the eye will instantly understand. Whether it’s allergies, or dry eye or something... Read more


20.04.2016
Scientific findings could prevent blindness and diabetes

Wolfram syndrome is caused by mutations in a single gene, but its effects on the body are far reaching – the disease leads to diabetes, hearing and vision loss, nerve cell damage that causes motor difficulties, and early death.A relatively rare disease, Wolfram syndrome affects around one in... Read more


19.04.2016
Link Found Between Alzheimer's Disease and Eye Movement

Chilean neurologists have found a way to detect Alzheimer's disease earlier than previously possible. The detection can be made even before memory loss and other common symptoms begin to show.Researchers at Chile's Biomedical Neuroscience Institute believe that can identify early stages of dementia... Read more


19.04.2016
Johns Hopkins Successfully Grows Retinal Nerve Cells in Lab

A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells has been developed by researchers at John Hopkins University. These cells, which are located within the eye's retina, are responsible for transmitting images from the eye to the brain. Conditions like glaucoma and multiple sclerosis can... Read more


19.04.2016
Contact lens wearers warned of amoeba risk

Millions of contact lens wearers in the UK have been warned of a water-borne amoeba that can cause blindness.Acanthamoeba is abundant in tap water, rivers, ponds, and lakes and can infect anyone who fails to clean their lenses correctly, or keeps them in a dirty case that has not been... Read more


13.04.2016
Ultra Widefield Scanning Technology Can Improve Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy

In a clinical trial led by Joslin Diabetes Center's Beetham Eye Institute new Ultra Widefield (UWF) scanning technology has been demonstrated to drastically increase the ability for doctors to identify diabetic retinopathy in patients, and help determine if the condition is bad enough to refer them... Read more


13.04.2016
US artist"s vision improved by miniature telescope

A US artist who stopped painting several years ago when she lost her central vision to end-stage age-related macular degeneration has had some of her sight restored.Virginia Bane, 89, has had a miniature telescope implanted into her eye in a relatively new type of procedure performed by surgeons at... Read more


13.04.2016
Stay comfortable in lenses for 16 hours

Global eye care company Alcon have a new contact lens solution that aims to "revolutise the contact lens experience".Opti-Free PureMoist Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution will provide contact lens wearers with 16 hours of comfortable wear.According to research recently carried out by Alcon, on... Read more


12.04.2016
Link Found Between Farsightedness and Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers

A study performed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in the United States has demonstrated that uncorrected hyperopia, commonly called longsightedness, in preschool children is closely linked with diminished performance on literacy tests. The Vision in Preschoolers-Hyperopia in Preschoolers... Read more


12.04.2016
Avoiding Computer Vision Syndrome

Increasing numbers of people are spending the majority of their working day in front of a computer screen. This can cause a temporary condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome. Computer Vision Syndrome is caused by focusing the eyes on a computer display for uninterrupted periods of time. This... Read more


12.04.2016
Caring for your contacts

Caring for your contact lenses correctly is very important as not cleaning them regularly or changing your lenses as recommended by your eye practitioner can lead to eye infections.Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc has an educational guide on how to correctly care for your lenses, entitled 'Healthy... Read more


11.04.2016
High Ozone and Low Humidity May Contribute to Dry Eye Disease

Research carried out by Dong Hyun Kim, M.D., of Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea and colleagues has shown a link between outdoor air pollution and dry eye disease. The study is published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.There are many health risks posed by air pollution, and... Read more


11.04.2016
Colour blindness linked to eye cells, not brain

Research undertaken by a team of scientists in Australia at The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney has suggested that colour blindness is in fact linked to eye cells rather than the brain.Professor Paul Martin commented that in congenital or inherited colour blindness, the vision cells, or... Read more


11.04.2016
How eating right could help your sight

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
Connection Found Between Environmental Changes and Eye Health

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
Poppers Can Affect Eye Sight

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
Mathematical simulations to aid glaucoma treatment

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
Maintaining your eye health

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
Majority of glaucoma care costs "split between small groups"

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
Proteins in cornea "protect against bacterial infection"

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