04.05.2015
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


01.05.2015
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


01.05.2015
Conservatives and liberals "see things differently"

A new study has revealed that people who class themselves as liberal or conservative literally see the world differently.Research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) measured both liberals" and conservatives" reactions to "gaze cues" - a person"s tendency to shift attention in a direction... Read more


01.05.2015
Melanopsin study "offers hope to blind people"

A new study into the process of how people perceive light of varying brightness may eventually lead to new therapies for those with advanced retinal disease or even blindness, it has been claimed.The report, published by the University of Manchester, suggests that retinal ganglion cells known as... Read more


30.04.2015
Pathway inhibitors "could treat retinal diseases"

People suffering from retinal degenerative diseases involving retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) stress may benefit form treatment involving mTOR pathway inhibitors, a new study has suggested.Research carried out at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and led by Douglas Vollrath,... Read more


30.04.2015
Buying contact lenses online "can save money"

Consumers can help to cut the cost of buying contact lenses by purchasing the items online, one source has suggested.An article in a national newspapper pointed out that wearers can make big savings by buying their contact lenses online, with retailers often having a wider choice as well as lower... Read more


30.04.2015
Contact lenses "a good remedy for astigmatism"

People with astigmatism may find that contact lenses are a more convenient way of controlling the problem than glasses, one source has suggested.Contact lens expert William Gabriel, wiring for Article Online Directory, pointed out that, through an eye exam and the resulting prescription, it is... Read more


29.04.2015
Identifying vision problems "important" in stroke patients

It is vitally important that people who have suffered a stroke are monitored for any changes in their vision, as this can severely affect their rehabilitation, experts have warned. A new study published by the University of Liverpool has called on healthcare professionals to pay particularly close... Read more


29.04.2015
New contact lenses "can cure dry eyes"

A new type of contact lens has been developed which the creators claim can help to cure the symptoms of dry eyes.According to specialists at Duke University in the US, the new lens is filled with fluid and works by moving over the cornea and landing on the white sclera of the eye, the Denver Channel... Read more


29.04.2015
Seafood "can protect the eyes"

People who regularly eat seafood may find that doing so helps to protect their vision, a new study has indicated. According to research carried out by experts at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, eating foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help to stave off... Read more


28.04.2015
New test "could catch glaucoma early"

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
Eye vessel changes "indicate heart disease"

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
Myopia "a hidden danger"

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 "safer than surgery"

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 right nutrients "the key to good eyesight"

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
Bifocal implants "better than glasses"

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
Implant coatings may change contact lens design

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
Perceptual training "can improve vision"

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
Genetic mutation "the cause of eye cancer"

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
Lash conditioners "can help contact lens wearers"

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