26.02.2016

A recent study in the US has resulted in the development of viral vector which is designed to deliver a gene into the eyes of people born with an inherited, progressive form of blindness.Researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children"s Hospital have developed the vector,... Read more


25.02.2016

Every morning, millions of people across the globe wake up with puffy eyes and have to travel to work knowing they don"t look their best, but this problem can be solved through a rather unexpected means, it has been claimed.According to weightwatchers, the humble potato can play a major role in... Read more


25.02.2016

Although the results of space missions are often well documented, the effects of these flights on the astronauts themselves is often not reported, though recent research has shed some light on this.A new study sponsored by NASA shows that space flights lasting six months or more can cause a... Read more


25.02.2016

A mutated gene which causes the rare eye disease Schnyder"s corneal dystrophy may also lay a major role in the development of bladder cancer, according to a team of experts in the US.Research carried out by Dr Jayne Weiss, professor and chair of ophthalmology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New... Read more


24.02.2016

People who wear contact lenses, particularly coloured ones, will know that it can often be hard to choose the right makeup to accentuate their eyes while keeping with the rest of their face. For many who wear a style of contact lens that is already striking, they do not want to detract from the... Read more


24.02.2016

For decades, it has been thought that blindness experienced after brain lesions is irreversible, with the damage to the optic nerves leading to permanent impairments affecting the everyday activities of those who suffer them. However, a recent study published in Elsevier"s Brain Stimulation has... Read more


24.02.2016

For years, cataract surgery has enabled many people to benefit from clearer vision and a better quality of life, but for others the procedure is not as effective as it could have been.However, all this could be set to change thanks to two recent studies that add to the growing body of evidence that... Read more


23.02.2016

Although many parents tell their children to stop playing videogames and get outside, it appears that the pastime may actually be beneficial for certain youngsters.A recent study carried out in an eye clinic in India found that correction of amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, can be improved if... Read more


23.02.2016

For decades, parents have told their children that going outdoors can help to boost their overall health by filling their lungs with fresh air and helping them to appreciate their natural surroundings.Now, it appears that mum and dad knew what they were talking about, as research has revealed that... Read more


23.02.2016

A study in the UK could change the way in which people with glaucoma is assessed and treated, it has been claimed.The results of the research, published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science journal, could alter the way that healthcare professionals measure eye pressure and allow them... Read more


22.02.2016

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been one of the leading causes of blindness on the planet for decades, severely impacting many people"s quality of life.However, the thousands of sufferers in the UK and the rest of the world may now have a ray of hope in the form of a study which has... Read more


22.02.2016

People heading to the slopes in the coming weeks and months have been offered advice on how to protect their vision from the elements.Liz Segre, editorial director of AllAboutVision.com, said that people need to look out for many things when choosing protective eyewear for skiing.The main feature to... Read more


22.02.2016

Anyone considering undergoing laser eye surgery in the near future has been advised to take their time considering if it is the best option for them.According to Dr John DeStafeno, the resident West Chester LASIK surgeon at Chester County Eye Care Associates, people need to thoroughly research their... Read more


19.02.2016

With the recent revelations that some people are using bizarre homemade solutions to clean their contact lenses, one expert has claimed that wearers should know how to clean their lenses in order to keep their eyes safe.Nick Dash, an optometrist from Visual Edge Optometrists, said that contact... Read more


19.02.2016

A drug which should have great potential in helping to minimise the effects of the blinding condition macular degeneration may have some side-effects, according to one researcher in the US.Mayo Clinic scientist Dr Sophie Bakri has found that the Food and Drug Administration-approved ranibizumab... Read more


19.02.2016

People considering switching contact lenses or using special decorative ones have been reminded to ensure the read the instructions when using the products.Coloured contact lenses are perfectly safe as long as they are purchased form reputable organisation, said Harold Wagener, a doctor of optometry... Read more


18.02.2016

Almost anyone can benefit from contact lenses, which help to boost their enjoyment of a huge range of activities, one source has explained.A piece in the Aberdeen Press and Journal noted that, unlike many years ago when people with poor eyesight had to wear huge glasses or suffer from vision issues... Read more


18.02.2016

A study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) may give hope to those suffering from severe cases of bacterial corneal ulcers, which have the potential to lead to blindness if untreated.Complications from contact lens use are the most common culprit in corneal ulcers in the... Read more


17.02.2016

Anyone looking to equip themselves with a set of contact lenses for the very first time need not feel frightened and alone. Across the globe there are millions of people who discretely wear corrective lenses every day, with the vast majority in agreement that contacts are far superior to spectacles.... Read more


17.02.2016

A person"s risk of developing a lazy eye increases significantly if they suffer from blocked tear ducts as a child, a new study has claimed.According to the report, published in the Journal of the AAPOS, the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus,... Read more