29.10.2015
Light exposure "affects eyesight quality"

Exposure to light when people are very young has an effect on the quality of their eyesight when they grow older, according to the latest research.A study carried out by David Berson, professor of neuroscience at Brown University, showed that nascent animal brains use light to wire up or construct... Read more


29.10.2015
Eyecare advice offered to people in stormy climates

People who live in climates prone to regular storms have been offered advice on how to protect their vision in the wind and rain.According to eye surgeon Dr Himanshu Mehta, writing for Daily News and Analysis, severe wind and rain can cause people eyesight problems, and so it is important that the... Read more


28.10.2015
Purchasing contact lenses online "rising in popularity"

There has been a rise in the number of people purchasing contact lenses online in the past year, and this is only likely to continue in the coming months, it has been claimed.According to an article on Channel News Asia, people are realising that they can purchase contact lenses online for far less... Read more


28.10.2015
Contact lens wearers "should be wary of oil build-up"

Contact lens wearers need to take extra care to ensure they do not allow oil to build up on their contacts, one expert has advised. According to Bridgette Yeo, a registered optometrist at Stan Isaacs, writing for Asia One, many people are failing to properly follow care instructions for their... Read more


28.10.2015
Vivo gene therapy "the way forward"

The future of eye treatment could focus on vivo gene therapy, using recent studies as the basis for breakthrough treatments. That is the opinion of Dr James M. Wilson, editor in chief of the journal Human Gene Therapy, who pointed to a recent study by Mao et al, which describes the delivery of a... Read more


27.10.2015
Dry eye breakthrough "could lead to new treatments"

A new scientific breakthrough which has identified the cause of dry eye syndrome could lead to new treatments for a condition that affects millions of people, one specialist has noted. Dr John Wherry, deputy editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, where the new Harvard Medical School study was... Read more


27.10.2015
Deaf people "have better eyesight"

Deaf people have better eyesight than the average person because their retinas develop slightly differently, according to a breakthrough study carried out in the UK. Experts at the University of Sheffield carried out research, funded by RNID – Action on Hearing Loss and published in the journal... Read more


27.10.2015
Eye diseases "are great targets for gene therapy"

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
Contact lenses "are a great way to change eye colour"

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
Experts identify cause of dry eye syndrome

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
New blindness treatment "may be too expensive"

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
Contact lens wearers "must consider the climate"

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
Expert: Eye procedures do not have to include lasers

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
Retina research "could lead to cancer treatments"

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 "much better than glasses"

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
Contact lenses "could replace conventional computers"

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
New eye technology "is proof of principle"

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
New bionic eye given UK approval

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 solve many vision issues"

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
Patient reveals success of new corneal procedure

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