Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has just chosen two children for a novel genetic testing procedure. Ophthalmologists hope this new test will help the medical community better understand the genes responsible for retinal dystrophy.The siblings chosen for this study are named Mohammed and Eryam. Both... Read more


A computer science student at London's Brunel University just developed an algorithm that could be useful in the detection of serious retinal diseases.This new algorithm is helpful for eye doctors because it automatically divides retinal images in ocular coherence tomography (OCT) scans. Doctors can... Read more


A USB-powered desktop humidifier could be a great investment for people who suffer with dry eye syndrome. That's according to a new randomized study out of New Zealand that analyzed the effects of a desktop humidifier on computer users.44 people participated in this study over a two-day period. On... Read more


A fascinating medical case history out of China details a man who was diagnosed with Lupus after visiting a hospital with eye complaints. Strangely, this patient had no other warning signs of lupus besides his rapidly declining eyesight.The patient, 23, told Sun Yat-sen University's staff he noticed... Read more


American contact lens manufacturer CooperVision recently conducted a global survey researching patients' opinions on digital eye strain. According to their findings, many people are afraid of the negative effects electronic screen use could have on their eye health.The company YouGov America devised... Read more


A new report on the eye health of Canadian children shows that rates of nearsightedness (aka myopia) are on the rise. This increase in myopia rates amongst children is a part of a global trend now referred to as the "myopia boom."Scientists from the University of Waterloo's Centre for Ocular... Read more


Spanish researchers have just created a revolutionary computer chip that's able to copy the body's blood retinal barrier. Although this research still has a long way to go, scientists believe this device could help doctors better understand a wide variety of eye diseases in the near... Read more


The American miniature pony Digby is set to become the UK's first legal seeing-eye horse. If they haven't already seen him trotting around, North and South Yorkshire residents will soon become well acquainted with this helpful pony.Digby was assigned to help a BBC journalist named Mohammed Salim... Read more


An exciting art installation in Naples, Italy, is challenging people's preconceptions about the abilities (or lack thereof) of visually impaired patients. Artist Annalaura Di Luggo hopes this new installation will help visitors better recognize how people in the modern world often perpetuate false... Read more


Undercover investigators at the product reviews company Which? reported that only two out of five opticians are giving "satisfactory" eye screenings in the UK.In total, researchers went to 30 different eye care facilities for routine screenings. Journalists involved in this study went to both... Read more


American researchers have released test results that could help ophthalmologists better understand why certain patients struggle with light sensitivity (aka photophobia).Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania took a group of patients with photophobia and examined how their pupils responded to... Read more


A new study out of England shows that most people avoid putting sunscreen around their eyes and on their eyelids. Researchers believe this finding merits a public health campaign because skin cancer caused by UV rays is extremely common on the eyelids.Scientists at the University of Liverpool took... Read more


Engineers at this year's Advanced Retinal Therapy conference in Vienna focused on how to better personalise medical care in the future. In particular, specialists looked into how they could use new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to scan a person's retinae and get a better picture of a... Read more


A new American study shows that adults with weaker command over the five senses face more health challenges than healthy people. This report also suggests that people with greater sensory impairments have a higher risk of early death.Researchers involved in this study tracked over 3,000 adults aged... Read more


Kings Cross's Royal College of Ophthalmologists just released its survey on London's eye health entitled, "Eye Health – preventing sight loss in London." The London Assembly is now using data from this study to encourage the mayor to implement public eye health policies.Using statistics from the... Read more


British researchers have just developed a hi-tech contact lens that can accurately measure a person's intraocular eye pressure (IOP). Doctors around the world are hopeful these new lenses will help glaucoma patients keep accurate data on their IOP levels.Engineers at the University of Liverpool... Read more


Nutritionists say that anyone at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should start adding kale to their daily diet. Eating a good supply of this green leafy veggie every week can dramatically cut a person's risk of developing the blinding eye disease.The main reason kale is so... Read more


Scientists from the University of Utah say they've found a potential cure for diabetic retinopathy. Researchers believe by inhibiting the protein known as ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6) they can effectively protect diabetics from this blinding disease.Data from this new study showed that ARF6 is... Read more


UK's Association of Optometrists (AOP) suggests that all motorists be forced to take an eye test at least every ten years. The association believes the UK's current laws aren't adequate for protecting the general public.As of today, the UK's Department of Transport (DfT) requires that new motorists... Read more


European eye doctors are extremely excited to hear that they'll get to test out Optomed's brand new handheld fundus camera next year. Called the Optomed Aurora, this camera will easily work with the Optomed Avenue screening software.Seppo Kopsala, CEO of Optomed, said these two products will... Read more