28.04.2015

A new test that measures the functionality of the eye"s retinal nerve cells may help to detect glaucoma early and ultimately prevent blindness, according to researchers in the US. Experts led by Dr Mitra Sehi and Dr David Greenfield from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami... Read more


28.04.2015

Changes to the shape of the retinal arterioles - vessels in the eyes - may be an indication that older people are at risk of a cardiovascular disease caused by air pollution, a new study has suggested. Researchers led by Sara Adar at the University of Washington and the University of Michigan found... Read more


28.04.2015

Many people do not realise the potential dangers of nearsightedness, also known as myopia, a number of experts have claimed. In a piece published on Today Online, Dr Leonard Ang, the medical director of the Eye and Cornea Transplant Centre and Premium Lasik Surgery Clinic, said that myopia is a... Read more


27.04.2015

Contact lenses are likely to cause fewer problems than undergoing an operation to fix your vision, according to one expert in the field. Retired optometrist Dominic Devlin told the Daily Mail that many people have experienced problems when undergoing surgery to correct their vision and noted that... Read more


27.04.2015

The key to great eyesight is consuming the right nutrients, according to a new study in Germany.Researcher Florian Schweigert, from the Institute of Nutritional Science at the University of Potsdam, conducted a new study entitled Micronutrients and their Importance to the Eye, which examines the... Read more


27.04.2015

A patient who has bifocal implants has spoken about how they have enabled him to see clearly for the first time in his life, without the need for glasses.Chris Robinson told the Daily Express that his astigmatism caused by misshapen corneas has affected him since childhood and came to a head one day... Read more


13.04.2015

New research has revealed that it may be possible to permanently bind antibacterial coatings to medical devices - a development which may affect the contact lens industry.According to experts at University of South Australia, this can be achieved through first binding the coatings them to a polymer... Read more


13.04.2015

The vision of older people could be improved through perceptual training, according to the latest report.A study carried out by the University of California, Riverside and Boston University shows that the repeated performance of certain visual tasks that are at the limits of a person"s field of... Read more


13.04.2015

A genetic mutation which causes the most common form of eye cancer has been discovered by experts in the US.According to the report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have isolated an oncogene called GNA11 and have found that it is present in more than 40 per cent of... Read more


13.04.2015

Female contact lens wearers can help to maintain their eyelashes by investing in special conditioners, one beauty expert has recommended.Wendy Lewis, writing for Health News Digest, pointed out that lashes can thin with age and also take lot of abuse from rubbing, makeup and contact lens... Read more


13.04.2015

A team of researchers has identified a new transcription factor scan which identifies the genetic cause of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disorder which causes blindness.The multinational collaboration between Regensburg"s Institute of Human Genetics in St Louis, other partners and Genomatix... Read more


13.04.2015

People in search of a way to enhance their appearance on a night out will find that coloured contact lenses can do the trick, one sector source has noted.Preet Paul Singh of Delhi-based Paul Opticals, told the Times of India that the demand for coloured contact lenses is increasing as people realise... Read more


10.04.2015

A new type of laser system has been shown to be beneficial during cataracts surgery, offering hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from the eye problem.Global ophthalmic device company OptiMedica said that results from a clinical study of its Catalys Precision Laser System... Read more


10.04.2015

A tennis enthusiast has expressed her relief at not having to give up the sport after undergoing a pioneering operation to save her sight.Margaret Withers, from Knutsford, was diagnosed with cataracts two years ago and feared that she would have to give up playing tennis, which she usually did while... Read more


10.04.2015

Young people who wear contact lenses have been offered safety advice in a bid to prevent infections.Seattle Children"s paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Francine Baran told King5.com that, as an increasing number of children and teens are beginning to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, it is very... Read more


09.04.2015

People who suffer from shortsightedness or other vision problems will find that laser eye surgery is a great remedy to their problems, one source has suggested.Vision specialist Progressive Eye Care said that people who have tried vision correction solutions such as glasses but do not like the... Read more


09.04.2015

One of the best ways that contact lens wearers can protect their vision is to go for regular eye exams to ensure their prescription is still correct, one sector expert has advised.Dr Christine Sindt, chair of the American Optometric Association"s contact lens and cornea section, pointed out that the... Read more


09.04.2015

Fair-skinned people looking to purchase coloured contact lenses have been given some style tips on how to choose the right products to match their skin tone.Denise Baptiste, writing for One India, said that fair people with green eyes should opt for a "dramatic" colour change of pacific blue, as... Read more


08.04.2015

There is a higher risk of eye infection if people smoke, according to a new study.An investigation carried out by specialists at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, at the Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Eye Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, said that smoking and... Read more


08.04.2015

People with poor eyesight may be at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.The report, carried out by researchers from the University of Michigan, found that those who take steps to have their vision corrected may help to reduce their risk, however.According to the study,... Read more