16.07.2015

A British retiree has had his eyesight restored thanks to an artificial platinum and silicon retina.Eric Selby had been completely blind and reliant on a guide dog for over 20 years, but has had his sight restored after the implant was installed in his right eye.The Argus II implant was designed by... Read more


16.07.2015

A doctor suffering from Bells Palsy has invented a new eyecare device to help him deal with a problem associated with his illness.Dr Chuck R Courtenay experienced dry eyes as a side-effect of Bells Palsy and created the Eye POD Eye Care Kit to deal with this.He found that while putting in contact... Read more


15.07.2015

A problem that affects many people as they get older is failing eyesight but there are a number of steps that can be taken to try to limit vision loss.Recent research from the American Optometric Association found that 46 per cent of respondents indicate eyesight is the sense they worry about losing... Read more


15.07.2015

People with irregularly shaped eyes who have been informed that contact lenses are not an option for them may be able to wear the items after all.Allaboutvision.com revealed that people with keratoconus or who have irregular corneas as a result of an eye injury or surgery can suggest trying sclera... Read more


15.07.2015

A gamer in the US who has no eyesight has completed a computer game by using his ears.Terry Garrett, a 23-year-old engineering student, used sound to finish Oddworld: Abe"s Exodus on his Playstation.He attributed the feat to being able to listen to the intricate sound details in the 2D platformer.Mr... Read more


14.07.2015

While contact lenses have improved the lives of millions of people around the world in recent decades, allowing them to see clearly without the need for sometimes inconvenient spectacles, there has at times been some doubt about their safety.The vast majority of eye patients experience nothing but... Read more


14.07.2015

An elderly man who has spent a decade registered as blind has regained his sight.George Hudspeth claims that this happened after he spoke to a picture that featured his late wife.Doctors diagnosed Mr Hudspeth, of Daventry, Northamptonshire, with dry macular degeneration ten years ago and he lost all... Read more


14.07.2015

Those who have developed Diabetes Blurry Vision have been given some useful advice on the condition.Ourmidland.com said that those who suffer from this will completely lose their eyesight if they do not take action.The news source said: "Diabetes Blurry Vision is a serious warning that something... Read more


13.07.2015

A hiker who became lost on a mountain in New Zealand has revealed that events unfurled after he removed his contact lenses and fell.James Esbester, of Portsmouth, became lost for five days in forest on the island after he was left "virtually blind" when he took out his contact lenses.The 30-year-old... Read more


13.07.2015

Eating eggs can help people to protect their vision and prevent the onset of eye disease in later years, according to one expert.In an advice column in the Sun, Wellbeing"s nutritionist Amanda Ursell said that people can help to safeguard themselves against conditions such as age-related macular... Read more


13.07.2015

A pensioner from the north-west revealed that a call to an optician helped to save his sight.The North-West Evening Mail reported that 68-year-old William Eathorne attempted to book an appointment with his local optician after he started suffering vision problems.After describing his symptoms, Mr... Read more


10.07.2015

People have to protect themselves against the risk of corneal abrasion, it has been advised.An article published by HealthDay News pointed out that a number of accidents can lead to damage to the eyes."Carelessly handled contact lenses, a low-hanging tree branch or a fingernail used to relieve an... Read more


10.07.2015

People suffering from cataracts can find that the treatments for the condition are simple and effective, an expert has claimed.Posing a question to the Daily Mirror, a reader explained that their optician has told them they have cataracts in both eyes and asked what treatment options are open to... Read more


10.07.2015

People could protect their eye health by taking vitamin supplements, it has been suggested.An article published by DesMoinesRegister.com pointed out that a number of eye experts recommend taking certain vitamins to protect against the risk of macular degeneration.The news provider highlighted... Read more


07.07.2015

The area of the brain which is used to process reading is not reliant on vision, a recent study has claimed.Research carried out by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published in the online edition of Current Biology compared brain imaging studies of sighted and blind people.The findings showed... Read more


07.07.2015

People should not rely on holistic medicine to avoid problems with their eyesight but this approach can be useful in some circumstances, it has been suggested.According to a blog post on improve-your-eyesight.info, advocates of holistic medicine believe that this approach can prevent the majority of... Read more


07.07.2015

People who undergo successful therapies for "lazy eye" can still experience vision problems after treatment, it has been pointed out.Research published in the Archives of Ophthalmology journal followed a sample of 26 people whose vision had returned to normal or near-normal after being treated for... Read more


06.07.2015

It takes a varying amount of time for people to adjust fully to wearing contact lenses, it has been suggested.A post on the birthstonenecklace.org blog said factors such as the type of contact lenses being worn and individuals" sensitivity will influence how long it takes for them to become... Read more


06.07.2015

Contact lens wearers have to safeguard their eye health by maintaining high standards of hygiene, it has been suggested.The Irish Independent"s Health and Living supplement pointed out that dirty contact lenses can lead to problems such as eye infections."Rinse your case, leave it open to dry after... Read more


06.07.2015

Research has identified a new candidate gene responsible for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of the eye disorder.Experts from Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida examined the genetic code of beagles, which are the only naturally-occurring animal model for... Read more