27.10.2015

Diseases of the eye are an excellent target for gene therapy because the ocular environment is readily accessible, relatively easy to monitor, and sequestered from the rest of the body, new research has suggested. According to two reports published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal,... Read more


26.10.2015

People looking to alter their appearance and take it one step further may find that coloured contact lenses help them achieve this aim, it has been claimed. Dr David Dunaief, writing for the Times Beacon Record, pointed out that coloured contact lenses may even be the only option for those hoping... Read more


26.10.2015

The cause of dry eye syndrome, which affects millions of people around the globe on a daily basis, has been visually identified by experts in the US. Scientists at Harvard Medical School have published new research in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology which suggests that natural killer (NK) cells... Read more


26.10.2015

A new treatment option which could possibly offer hope to hundreds of blind people around the UK may not be available for a long time, one expert has pointed out.According to Gregoire Cosendai, vice president of Second Sight, which has developed a new type of device to simulate sight in people... Read more


23.10.2015

People who wear contact lenses need to consider the climate in which they live, as this can have a significant bearing on their experience with the products, one expert has advised. According to Professor Mohammad Idris Adhi, chairman of the Ophthalmology Department at Civil Hospital, Karachi, 90... Read more


23.10.2015

People considering undergoing an operation to correct cataracts or another form of eye problem do not necessarily need to have laser surgery, one expert has noted.According to Dr Sheldon Herzig, medical director of the Herzig Eye Institute in Toronto, speaking to the Toronto Sun, new procedures to... Read more


23.10.2015

A new type of research into curing retinal damage could also lead to new cancer treatments, experts involved with the study claim.Dr Richard Lang, senior investigator on the study and director of the Visual Systems Group in the Division of Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children"s Hospital Medical... Read more


22.10.2015

Contact lenses are significantly better than glasses, according to one wearer of the products, who has spoken about how the products have made a big difference to her life.One wearer, known as Lesley, wrote to BellSugar.com and revealed how she began using Acuvue lens from Johnson & Johnson and soon... Read more


22.10.2015

Computers as we know them could soon be rendered obsolete by super-advanced contact lenses and similar apparatus that can be worn on the head to access and store information, it has been claimed.According to Dr Ian Pearson, from consulting company Futurizon, talking to the Sydney Morning Herald,... Read more


22.10.2015

A new form of technology which may help blind people to see has been hailed by one expert as "proof of principle" that new inventions can help to make a positive difference to people"s lives.That is the opinion of Lyndon Da Cruz, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at London"s Moorfields Eye Hospital, who... Read more


21.10.2015

A new bionic eye which can help blind people to see has been given UK approval and may soon be rolled out.An artificial retina implant which is the first of its kind has been given the green light by regulators in Europe after trials proved to be a success, the Daily Express reported.Studies... Read more


21.10.2015

Contact lenses can help to solve many everyday vision issues and give wearers peace of mind, one expert on the subject has noted.Dr Carla Mack, director of global medical affairs for Bausch + Lomb, said that contact lens manufacturers are constantly designing new innovations to make life easier for... Read more


21.10.2015

A new type of procedure to correct the cornea has been hailed by one man who has successfully benefitted from the treatment.Carl Evans, 27, suffers from keratoconus and told Sky News how the condition was significantly hampering his everyday life, until he turned to a new type of treatment known as... Read more


20.10.2015

A number of myths surrounding cataracts, a debilitating eye condition which robs millions of people of their eyesight each year, have been debunked in a new article.A piece compiled by torontosun.com noted that many people are under the impression that cataracts can be treated with eye drops or... Read more


20.10.2015

One day in the not-so-distant future, contact lenses will be used to access the internet, it has been claimed.Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and the author of Physics of the Future, told the Sydney Morning Herald that he feels such a development... Read more


20.10.2015

New technology used to carry out laser eye surgery is better than ever and is significantly safer than early forms used, according to one expert.Jay Herman, president of Sigmacon, which sells the latest generation of lasers used in Canada, told the 16:9 on Global TV that people who claim laser eye... Read more


19.10.2015

People who require vision correction in only one eye or have differing levels of eyesight can turn to multifocal, or bifocal, lenses to correct the problem, no matter what their age, it has been claimed.According to an article by Mongey Opticians in Co. Mayo, Ireland, published in the Mayo... Read more


19.10.2015

Singer and TV presenter Jane McDonald has revealed how she turned to a new type of surgery in order to cure her failing vision.In an interview with the Mirror, the Loose Women presenter and former star of The Cruise spoke of how presbyopia was slowly taking her eyesight away and even glasses and... Read more


19.10.2015

A new form of eye treatment could prevent the need for hundreds of people a year to undergo cornea transplants, it has been claimed.According to a recent study carried out by experts at the Manchester Face and Eye Clinic, it may be possible to use a form of microwave emission to treat the eye and... Read more


16.10.2015

The popularity of silicone hydrogel contact lenses is continuing to increase, but it is important for consumers using the lenses to follow manufacturers" instructions, one sector expert has advised.According to Dr. Jeanette Romualdez Oo, professional services consultant of Alcon - formally, Ciba... Read more