21.03.2016

Recent research has suggested that the process of self-epilation could be an acceptable alternative to eye surgery in patients with mild trachomatous trichiasis, one of the leading causes of blindness in developing countries. The disease involves chronic conjunctivitis leading to scarring which... Read more


21.03.2016

For adults with vision problems, an eye exam every few years may be needed to update your prescription, and glasses andcontact lenses may need to be replaced occasionally so they are up to date and don’t become too scratched or damaged. Children with vision problems, though, have an added... Read more


18.03.2016

For decades, researchers have attempted to discovery a cure for blindness, a sensory deprivation that can have an extremely negative impact on people"s lives, but at long last hope appears to be around the corner for people at risk of losing their sight. According to a recent study by experts at... Read more


18.03.2016

Women can help to limit the appearance of bags under their eyes by drinking more water, according to one specialist. Jane Druker, a health and beauty expert, said that dark circles are often a sign of dehydration, so the only way to improve them is to drink "plentiful quantities" of water or herbal... Read more


18.03.2016

According to the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network, which is funded by the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Health, a two-year clinical trial designed to compare three separate drugs for macular oedema has determined that test subjects that received Eylea... Read more


17.03.2016

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


17.03.2016

The wonders of medicine never fail to amaze, and one man that can testify to the ability of doctors to change lives is 62-year-old American Carl Stevens. He recently regained the vision that had been taken away seven years ago thanks to a breakthrough stem cell therapy in India that paves the way... Read more


16.03.2016

The vast majority of contact lens wearers are not following manufacturer instructions fully, according to a recent study. Research published in an issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry, shows that the 85 per cent of people who wear contact... Read more


16.03.2016

A relatively new procedure pioneered by Dr David Allamby at the Focus Laser Vision clinic in Wimpole Street and can help to improve the eyesight of people by effectively "freezing" their sight, the London Evening Standard reports. According to the expert behind it, the ten-minute procedure, which... Read more


16.03.2016

One of the most exciting developments in networked technology, or any technology really, 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... Read more


15.03.2016

A recent study shed some light on why evolutionarily ancient brain areas are important and how they affect people"s eyesight. According to the report, published in the Journal of Neuroscience by experts from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, structures in the midbrain that developed early in... Read more


15.03.2016

The belief that people who read in poor light are endangering their vision has been dismissed by one expert, who has labelled it "an old wives" tale".Writing for The Conversation, Harrison Weisinger, foundation director of optometry studies at Deakin University, explained that the way in which... Read more


15.03.2016

Two separate studies funded by the National Eye Institute have recently found sets of genes that may be responsible for macular degeneration and glaucoma, the two leading causes of blindness around the globe. Both studies are featured in the journal Nature Genetics. In January 2016, a study was... Read more


14.03.2016

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 evident of bacterial contamination.The manufacturer of the official EYE MO brand, Glaxo Smith... Read more


14.03.2016

A new nanoscale device capable of manipulating light has been created by Australian researchers. With the smart materials ability to filter specific colours it has the possibility of being used for smart of contact lenses which would be able to filter harmful optical radiation while not affecting... Read more


11.03.2016

Those wanting to prioritise their health should put getting an eye test at the top of their list, an expert has advised.Dr John Mastronardi, former president of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, has told Healthzone that people commonly take their eyesight for granted.He said that people... Read more


11.03.2016

Nowadays, reusable contact lenses are always provided with instructions on how to clean and maintain them, but this does not stop people from using unconventional or unsafe means of rinsing them, one expert has noted.According to Dr Por Yong Ming, consultant eye surgeon at Jerry Tan Eye Surgery, he... Read more


11.03.2016

For years, experts have been attempting to develop a medication which can help to treat people suffering from eye cancer, which is particular deadly condition suffered by thousands of people across the planet.Now, it seems that a drug commonly used to treat seizures can make eye tumours less likely... Read more


10.03.2016

Millions of people around the globe suffer from eye problems, but many are not benefitting from optimum vision correction – something recently highlighted by one man who has made the switch from glasses to contact lenses.Patrick Findle told WFMZ.com that he used to manage his presbyopia with... Read more


10.03.2016

The vast majority of people can compare a man and woman or a parent and baby and see when two people of different age or sex are genetically related, despite not knowing they are part of the same family, but not much has been known about how we compute this process until now.A recent study published... Read more