28.05.2015
Clear vision "decreases road accident risk"

Motorists should make sure that they have a clear view of the road before setting off on their journeys, as failing to do so can increase their risk of being involved in an accident, according to Armor All.The car care specialist said having a clean windscreen and vision free of obstruction is of... Read more


28.05.2015
Implantable contact lenses "a wise option"

People in search of a semi-permanent vision correction solution may find that implantable contact lenses are the answer to their problem, one expert has noted.Dr Brian Bearie of the Grand Rapids Eye Institute performs the procedure for implantable contact lenses in Michigan, WoddTV.com reports.He... Read more


27.05.2015
Black Eyed Peas star is blind

A member of the R"n"B group Black Eyed Peas has revealed that he is officially registered blind due to a rare condition.Allan Pineda Lindo, who performs in the group as APL.DE.AP, suffers from the genetic eye disorder nystagmus, which makes his eyeballs vibrate and means everyday objects appear... Read more


27.05.2015
Parents warned about not treating child vision problems

Parents have been warned about the dangers of not treating underlying vision problems in their offspring, as these can develop into severe conditions and even result in sight loss.Dr Intizar Hussain, chairman of the Prevention of Blindness Trust, told Gulf News that weak eyesight in children is a... Read more


27.05.2015
Contact lens expert in great demand

A highly-regarded contacted lens fitter has revealed how his services are now in great demand after he began making the products at just seven years old.Robert Sanger, of Sanger Contact Lens Centre, told Oakville.com that he used to read through a mirror until he was seven years old, at which point... Read more


26.05.2015
Good eye health "essential" for diabetes patients

It is vital that people suffering from diabetes undergo regular eye exams in order to decrease their chances of developing diseases related to the condition, one expert has advised.Simon O"Neill, director of care, information and advocacy at Diabetes UK, said that the complications from diabetes,... Read more


26.05.2015
Ranibizumab "will transform eye disease treatment"

The treatment of the eye disease diabetic macular oedema will be transformed thanks to the launch of a new drug for the condition, it has been claimed.Nicholas Beare, consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, made the comments after Novartis Pharmaceuticals" LucentisZ... Read more


26.05.2015
Liquid pistons "could lead to new adaptive lenses"

A new type of technology developed by experts in the US may lead to the creation of adaptive contact lenses which can boost drug delivery.According to engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, the liquid pistons contain oscillating droplets of ferrofluid which can be... Read more


25.05.2015
New eye implant "can treat inflammatory disease"

A new type of implant may help to treat eye inflammation, according to experts in the US.Specialists at the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, claim that the implant, which releases the drugdexamethasone, is a safe and effective treatment for certain types of uveitis, which is swelling... Read more


25.05.2015
OCT use "is growing among eye professionals"

There has been significant growth in the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) by ophthalmologists and other eye professionals, according to a new study.A report carried out by iData Research shows that the use of OCT for the detection of ocular conditions will see the US diagnostic ophthalmic... Read more


25.05.2015
European AMD sufferers "need help"

It is important than the many sufferers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) throughout Europe are given the help they need to try and overcome the condition, and this means new breakthroughs in research, one expert has noted.Edmund Mickunas, vice-president of regulatory affairs at Advanced... Read more


22.05.2015
Are 3D contact lenses a step too far?

Contact lenses which may enable people to watch 3D films without the need for special glasses may be taking the technology slightly too far, according to one writer.Writing for TIME magazine, Michelle Castillo said that recent reports of new lenses being used to change the way people interact with... Read more


22.05.2015
Visual decline "a major hazard"

Declining vision in older people represents a major hazard, particularly among motorists, according to one industry expert.Dr Stuart Richer, director of ocular preventive medicine and associate professor of family and preventive medicine at the James A Lovell Federal Health Facility in north... Read more


22.05.2015
Is eye disease prevalence on the decline?

The prevalence of eye diseases among adults may be on the decline if the latest research is to be believed.A study carried out by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has suggested that the rate of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among US adults, the leading cause... Read more


21.05.2015
Contact lens market "will grow significantly"

The global market for contact lenses is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as use of the products increases, a new study has predicted.A report issued by iData predicts that, in the US alone, the contact lens market is expected to reach over $4.6 billion (£2.9 billion) by 2017,... Read more


21.05.2015
AMD research "is very exciting"

New research into a possible therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is "very exciting", according to one expert.Dr Robert Lanza is Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology, which is currently working on a stem cell treatment for AMD which involves using retinal pigment... Read more


21.05.2015
Molecular medicine "could prevent sight loss"

The use of molecular medicine could help to prevent "catastrophic" vision loss in the planet"s adult population in the coming years, according to one expert in the field.Dr Richer, director of Ocular Preventive Medicine and an Associate Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine, at the James A Lovell... Read more


20.05.2015
Health monitoring contact lenses "on the way"

New contact lenses which monitor people"s health may soon be commonplace, it has been claimed.According to a recent article in an issue of New Scientist, new types of lenses may be able to change the way in which people go about their daily lives, after a series of studies by Babak Parviz at the... Read more


20.05.2015
40% of people "would wear glasses they do not need"

A recent survey has revealed that as many as 40 per cent of Brits are or would consider wearing glasses they did not require if they believed it would get them ahead in business.The report, carried out by the College of Optometrists, suggests that 43 per cent of people think that glasses make a... Read more


20.05.2015
Laser eye surgery "not essential" for hypermetropia sufferers

It is not vital that hypermetropia sufferers - those with longsightedness caused by an imperfection in the eye - have laser eye surgery to correct the condition, one expert has pointed out.Responding to a question on doctor.ndtv.com, Dr M S Ravindra, a consultant ophthalmologist at the Karthik... Read more