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


19.05.2015
Eye infections "not necessarily caused by contact lenses"

The recent eye infections suffered by one contact lens wearer may not necessarily be due to wearing the lenses, one expert has noted.Writing for Today Online, Dr Lim Li, a senior consultant ophthalmologist in the corneal and external eye disease service at the Singapore National Eye Centre, was... Read more


19.05.2015
Contact lenses "can change children"s lives"

Children"s lives can be transformed through wearing contact lenses, according to one boy with personal experience.Michael Davis, 13, said that he has been wearing contact lenses for over a year and has found that they make his everyday activities much simpler, from looking at textbooks at school to... Read more


19.05.2015
Washing hands "a golden rule" for contact lens wearers

Contact lens wearers should never forget to wash their hands when handling or storing contact lenses, one source has claimed, as a surprising number of people neglect to do this.A post on the Times of India website pointed out that hygiene is essential when using contact lenses but this is not... Read more


18.05.2015
A varied diet "the best way" to keep eyes healthy

The best way of keeping the eyes in good condition is to eat a varied diet which includes plenty of fruit and vegetables, one expert on the subject has commented.Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, a charity which raises awareness of all aspects of eye health, said that other healthy... Read more


18.05.2015
Technology use "may be increasing myopia diagnoses"

An increase in diagnoses of myopia among children may be down to the increased use of technology involving digital screens, according to one sector body.The National Eye Institute has noted that an increase in the use of smartphones, tablets and handheld video game consoles could be a reason why... Read more


18.05.2015
Glaucoma test "enables improved detection"

A new test for glaucoma may enable more accurate and earlier detection of the condition, experts have claimed.The procedure has been developed by a team led by Dr Eniko Enikov at the University of Arizona College of Engineering and uses an instrument which is simply placed over a closed eye and rubs... Read more


14.05.2015
CO2 study could change contact lens development"

The development of contact lenses could be altered as a result of new research into the impregnation of CO2 to customise plastics.Experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology in Overhausen are currently testing how CO2 can be used to impregnate plastics and... Read more


14.05.2015
Buying contact lenses for children "an important process"

People considering purchasing contact lenses for their children need to take a few important things into consideration during the process, one source has advised.Talking to TodaysTHV.com, Dr Rishi Singh, an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic"s Cole Eye Institute, said that age is not the only thing... Read more