24.03.2015

It is not inevitable that people with presbyopia suffer from blurry vision, it has been claimed. From the age of 40 onwards the eye"s lenses gradually lose the ability to focus on close-up objects, and by the 50s or 60s almost everyone experiences blurry near vision, despite distance vision often... Read more


24.03.2015

Corneal lens implants to improve deteriorating vision have been described as "safe and effective" by experts in Greece. According to Dr Ioannis G Pallikaris, from the University Hospital of Crete, a new type of micro-lens called the Flexivue, which was implanted in the corneas of 15 patients,... Read more


23.03.2015

As many as three-quarters of people who wear daily disposable contact lenses do not replace them after 24 hours, a new study has found. Research carried out by the American Optometric Association indicates that only a quarter of people who wear daily disposable contact lenses follow the... Read more


23.03.2015

Cataract surgery can potentially help to save lives by reducing the number of car crashes, a new study has indicated.A team led by Dr Jonathon Ng, based at based at Curtin University and the Eye & Vision Epidemiology Research Group in Australia, notes that cataract surgery reduced the frequency of... Read more


23.03.2015

A new study has found that beta carotene can help to improve vision in people suffering from the retinal disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP).The condition can result in incurable blindness and its symptoms include night blindness in childhood and loss of peripheral vision, but experts from the... Read more


20.03.2015

Genetic screening could help to catch glaucoma early on so patients can be tracked and treated in time to save their sight, a new study has found.Experts led by Dr Janey Wiggs at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary said genetic testing is currently able to indicate the presence of risk for... Read more


20.03.2015

Medical professionals could use iPhone images in order to identify eye problems, a recent study has suggested.Experts from the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center evaluated three aspects of diabetic retinopathy by reviewing both the standard computer monitor and iPhone images for 55 patients, after... Read more


20.03.2015

A drug commonly used to treat arthritis sufferers may also be effective in tackling dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new report has claimed.Although there are several medications for patients with vision-threatening wet AMD there are no effective treatments for advanced dry AMD, but... Read more


19.03.2015

Diabetes sufferers may not necessarily have an increased risk of developing eye disease, despite general medical opinion suggesting so.That is a according to a new study led by Dr Jennifer Sun, at the Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin Diabetes Center, which claims that diabetes sufferers may even be... Read more


19.03.2015

The popularity of corneal refractive therapy (CRT) as a means of vision correction is continuing to increase, one source has observed.Rather than wearing glasses or other means of vision correction, people are turning to CRT and seeing almost immediate effects, according to optometrist Russel... Read more


18.03.2015

Having low diastolic blood pressure may be a risk factor for glaucoma in people suffering from migraine, a new report has suggested.Dr Yury Astakhov, of Pavlov Medical University, St Petersburg, studied how blood pressure levels may be related to the development of glaucoma in people who suffer from... Read more


18.03.2015

It is vital that any contact lenses people wear have been prescribed by professional and have been properly fitted, one specialist has advised.Dr Thomas Steinemann, professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, said that many people believe that some lenses do not... Read more


18.03.2015

A range of new treatments for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) do not appear to increase the risk of heart complications, it has been claimed.According to a new study led by Dr Lesley Curtis, and colleagues at the Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina,... Read more


16.03.2015

People who wear contact lenses should be aware that they still need to have regular eye exams, one professional has warned.Dr S Barry Eiden, former chairman of the American Optometric Association, said that most people who wear glasses have regular eye checks at the opticians because that is where... Read more


16.03.2015

Deaf people benefit from far better vision then those with five fully-functioning senses, experts have found.For years, it has been suggested that people who have an impaired sense benefit from improvements in others, but until now this has not been explained.However, specialists at the University... Read more


16.03.2015

The rise in the number of people being diagnosed with nearsightedness in the US has led to a rise in contact lens use, one source has claimed.According to TMCNet, studies show that the rate of nearsightedness diagnoses has soared to 41.6 per cent, leading to Americans spending an annual average of... Read more


13.03.2015

Optometrists have spoken out on their feelings about children wearing contact lenses in a new survey.According to a poll by the American Optometric Association (AOA), more than half of optometrists feel that it is appropriate to introduce children to soft contact lenses between the ages of ten and... Read more


13.03.2015

The popularity of coloured contact lenses among young men is beginning to rise, it has been claimed.Although majority of purchases of coloured contact lenses are usually made by women, a new survey conducted by the Indian Market Research Bureau has shown that coloured contact lenses are now a... Read more


13.03.2015

A team of experts in the US have developed a new test which they believe can accurately help to diagnose river blindness, or onchocerciasis, a condition which affects 37 million people worldwide.The condition is caused by a parasite which grows in the eye and can be debilitating, but specialists at... Read more


12.03.2015

People who have been blind from birth use the "visual" part of their brain in order to enhance their sensation of sound and touch, a new study has suggested.Researchers at the Georgetown University Medical Center in the US claim that blind people use specialised modules in the visual cortex that... Read more