05.04.2016
New Drug Accelerates Healing After Eye Surgery

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 continue to increase in popularity

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 lens for you

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
Half of All People to be Near Sighted by 2050

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
Trifocal lenses to help cataract surgery patients

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
Eye makeup application "holds personality clues for employers"

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
 Using Gene Therapy to Restore Eye Sight to the Blind

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
Experts find night blindness gene

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
Stem cells "boost visual function"

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
"Have many consultations" for laser eye surgery

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
Kaposi sarcoma findings could lead to AMD treatment

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
Fall.s are the No. 1 Cause of Eye Injury in the US.

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


30.03.2016
Eye makeup and contact lenses tips

For some people, eye makeup can cause an irritation with Contact lenses , causing a feeling something like a grain of sand under the contacts after make-up has been applied. There things you can do to help eliminate makeup issues with your contacts.First start by Washing your hands and drying them... Read more


30.03.2016
Eyes tests "are vital for good optical health"

Having regular eyes tests is vital if people want to ensure their vision stays in good shape, it has been advised.According to Dr John Mastronardi, former president of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, people commonly take their eyesight for granted.He told Healthzone that people consistently... Read more


30.03.2016
Statins "reduce glaucoma risk"

Patients who take statins to limit their risk of cardiovascular disease are also less likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma, the most common form of a leading cause of sight loss, it has been claimed.According to a US study of more than 300,000 patients carried out by experts at the University of... Read more


28.03.2016
Sporty people "should opt for contact lenses"

Wearing contact lenses is a great option for sports lovers, who will derive multiple benefits from the practice, it has been asserted.Not only does it affect their hand-eye coordination – which is essential for many sports – but the practice of wearing glasses can be impractical and even... Read more


28.03.2016
"Take care" when mixing contacts and water

People using contact lenses near water are advised to take extra care to ensure that they maintain as safe a hygiene regimen as possible.According to Maine Corneal Specialist Ravi Shah, of Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, noted that many patients often ask if they can wear their contact lenses... Read more


28.03.2016
A health warning regarding two counterfeit eye drops

The Health Services Authority in Singapore has issued a warning regarding two counterfeit eye drops, under the names EYE MO, and EYE MO Moist. The drops were determined to be of very poor quality, and showed evidence of bacterial contamination. The manufacturer of the official EYE MO brand, Glaxo... Read more


28.03.2016
Common Chemo Toxins Impairs Eye Sight in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Lund University researchers in Sweden have shown that chemicals commonly used in chemotherapy treatments negatively affect the eyesight in children being treated for cancer. The chemicals impair their vision indirectly by having an impact on the child's central nervous system.Modern medicine has... Read more


28.03.2016
Microsoft is working on a virtual reality product called Hololens.

One of the most exciting developments in networked technology, is augmented reality.This has to date been mostly limited to mobile phones. In one app, for instance,you can see what businesses are nearby.Microsoft is working on a virtual reality product called Hololens. In the company's 2016 Super... Read more