Glaucoma research unveils "unexpected pathway"

New research has pinpointed the precise anatomical location where vision loss appears to occur in glaucoma, which could lead to new therapies to combat the condition.Experts at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have found that at a specific location within the optic nerve head, a class of cells called... Read more

Contact lens solution "an essential item"

It is vital that contact lens wearers purchase solution in order to store the products in the safest manner possible, according to one source.Charlotte Ames, writing for wearecentralpa.com, said that solution can help to protect the lenses from everyday dirt and grime and is particularly vital for... Read more

Amniotic membrane "may cause strabismus complications"

Amniotic membranes used to prevent postoperative adhesions in strabismus eye surgery may actually be having the opposite effect, according to new research.A study published in the Journal of AAPOS, the official publication of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, found... Read more

Hygiene "a golden rule" for contact lens wearers

Contact lens wearers have been reminded of the importance of demonstrating good hygiene when handling and storing the products in order to minimise the risk of infection. A post on the Times of India website pointed out that it is essential to follow manufacturer instructions when handling contact... Read more

Contact lens wearers offered makeup tips

Women who wear contact lenses have been offered a number of makeup tips to ensure they look their best this festive period without harming their vision.In an article on Coffee Today, a writer named Stefani advised people to insert contact lenses before they apply any makeup, particularly... Read more

Hard cataract removal "is no longer difficult"

The process of removing hard, dense cataracts is no longer difficult, one expert has claimed.Eye surgeon Dr JS Titiyal told the Times of India that phacoemulsification has helped to radically alter the way in which cataracts are removed - something demonstrated in procedures he himself has conducted... Read more

Young contact lens wearers "need to be responsible"

It is not a risk for young people to wear contact lenses, as long as they are responsible individuals who can stick to a daily routine, it has been claimed.Barbara Aalbers, from St John"s Mercy Eye Care-Ballas, told STL Today that children are now wearing contact lenses at a younger age than ever,... Read more

Contact lens implants "growing in popularity"

A new means of permanently improving vision through the implantation of contact lenses is continuing to grow in popularity, one expert has suggested. Dr John Berdahl, from Vance Thompson Vision, told the Argus Leader that the procedure involving a small incision being made in the eyeball and a lens... Read more

Contact lenses "can be used during sporting activities"

It is perfectly feasible for people to wear contact lenses during sporting activities, one source has pointed out.According to NewsMax.com, many people believe that it is dangerous to wear contact lenses but this is not the case, as they are actually less risky than other vision correction... Read more

Contact lenses "cannot get lost in the eye"

It is a physical impossibility for contact lenses to get lost behind the eye, and a myth which needs to be debunked, one source has stated.Within a list of contact lens myths compiled by NewsMax.com, the website noted that many people believe that it is possible for contact lenses to become... Read more

Ferrofluids "can improve vision"

Liquids known as ferrofluids could potentially help to improve people"s vision by being used in adaptive lenses, it has been claimed.According to a study carried out by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, using ferrofluids as "liquid pistons" could theoretically help to make... Read more

Eye infections "are rare" among contact lens users

It is rare for contact lens users to suffer from infections and injuries due to wearing the products, and this is generally only because they have not followed hygiene rules, one source has asserted.According to a post on NewsMax.com, scare stories about eye infections have put some people off... Read more

Contact lenses "provide plenty of benefits"

People who invest in contact lenses as a form of vision correction will find that the products provide plenty of benefits, despite some myths existing about them.That is according to an article on NewsMax.com, which noted that one of the single biggest myths about the products is that they are not... Read more

Regular eye exams "essential for vision protection"

It is essential that people undergo regular eye examinations as a means of safeguarding their vision, according to one expert.An article on the American Profile website said that many people make the mistake of letting years go by without having their vision checked, even though appointments can... Read more

Goji berries "can help improve eyesight"

More research has been published suggesting that the so-called "superfood" Goji berries may have numerous health benefits, including improving eyesight, but that these can also be found in many other foods.A study published by experts at Institute of Nutrition and Food Science of the University of... Read more

Contact lens wearers "can have eyelash extensions"

People who wear contact lenses can still benefit from having eyelash extensions, one expert has stated.Writing for Hello magazine, eyelash technician to the stars Klaes Andersson said that many women looking to enhance their appearance with false eyelashes.He explained that some key benefits of the... Read more

Acupuncture "may treat lazy eye"

Acupuncture may be an effective means of treating the condition known as lazy eye, a new study has suggested.Research carried out by experts at the Joint Shantou International Eye Center of Shantou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that acupuncture is an effective alternative... Read more

Contact lens users "should be fitted with the right product"

It is vital that contact lens users are offered a range of different products when they go to have their lenses fitted, one expert on the subject has recommended.Writing for Optometry Today, Mike Broadhurst, an optometrist with three practices in the north-west of England, said that patients who... Read more

Contact lens wearers "need to follow hygiene rules"

It is important that people who use contact lenses follow manufacturer instructions and maintain the highest standards of hygiene when handling and wearing the products, one expert has warned.Ophthalmic surgeon Franco Mercieca told the Times of Malta about a recent case which involved a girl who... Read more

Ophthalmology survey raises questions

A new survey which indicates that the country"s ophthalmology students may be being failed by their institutions has resulted in experts asking many questions about the way in which they are taught.The study, published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, shows that very few British... Read more