23.12.2014

A new study has provided hope to people with severe visual impairment or blindness that they may one day be able to see clearly again.According to a team led by biologist Samer Hattar of the Johns Hopkins University"s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, mice that do not have any rods and cones... Read more


23.12.2014

Adolescent eye tests may miss conditions such as farsightedness or astigmatism, according to a new study.Research carried out by University of Sydney Cumberland Campus, Lidcombe, Australia suggests that, among adolescents, visual acuity tests appear to reliably detect vision problems caused by... Read more


23.12.2014

Experts in the US claim that a new procedure may help to protect people"s vision when undergoing radiation treatment for eye cancer.Dr Tara McCannel, assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of the UCLA Ophthalmic Oncology Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, said a substance called... Read more


22.12.2014

A new study has revealed that monthly disposable Contact lenses remain the product of choice in Belgium.Euromonitor International"s contact lenses in Belgium report focuses on the size and shape of the market at a national level, providing retail sales data.It shows that convenience is very... Read more


22.12.2014

People can improve their quality of life by undergoing laser eye surgery, with those in the medical profession particularly likely to benefit, one source has noted.An article published on 24-7pressrelease.com stated that doctors and dentists in particular could enhance their way of life and the ease... Read more


22.12.2014

Those affected by regular headaches could be suffering from poor binocular vision, the Eye Care Trust has claimed.Some 12 per cent of people are affected by poor binocular vision, which means that the brain does not correctly process the images that are captured by the eyes.The trust suggested that... Read more


19.12.2014

Children who wear contact lenses instead of having primary intraocular lens (IOL) correction are less likely to have to undergo more than one surgical procedure to correct their unilateral congenital cataracts, a study has shown.Research published in the Archives of Ophthalmology details a study... Read more


19.12.2014

Researchers have developed a new eye-tracking technology that could be a reliable alternative to the polygraph for lie detection. The University of Utah scientists" eye-tracking technology measures a person"s cognitive reaction to lying, as opposed to their physical reaction, which is what a... Read more


19.12.2014

Contact lenses wearers in India are being warned to take extra care of their eyes during monsoon season in the country. Ophthalmic surgeon Dr Keiki Mehta told the Times of India that, while rainwater is relatively clean, the drips that fall from trees and buildings is not as it picks up a number of... Read more


18.12.2014

A cause of retinal degeneration has been discovered by scientists in Japan.It is related to cilia - the hair-like structures that jut out from the smooth surfaces of most mammal cells.Researchers at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine found that if these communication hubs do not function... Read more


18.12.2014

A boy"s eyesight improved by 250 per cent in a week after he was told to play videogames for two hours a day.Six-year-old Ben Michaels had a lazy eye and specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital told him to try the videogame therapy to see if it helped to correct the problem.After playing on his... Read more


18.12.2014

The majority of optometrists feel that for an eye exam to be completed to an acceptable standard, it should take 29 minutes, a study has found.Research conducted by optometrist Christian Dutton and published on optometry.co.uk revealed that the industry standard of 20 minutes per eye exam was seen... Read more


17.12.2014

Young people who wear contact lenses are putting their eyes at risk by not looking after their lenses with as much care as they should, an expert has claimed.A recent patient audit conducted at Southampton General Hospital"s eye unit revealed that eye infections were most common among contact lens... Read more


17.12.2014

Eating a healthy diet reduces a person"s risk of developing life-altering eye diseases, a study has suggested.Scientists at the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research in Boston have found that regularly consuming a combination of particular nutrients and foods that have a low glycemic index... Read more


17.12.2014

People driving on the right hand side of the road look further ahead when negotiating a bend to the left than a bend to the right, a study has shown.When driving on winding roads, drivers tend to look at a specific point on the lane marking called the tangent point, but researchers from the... Read more


16.12.2014

It is very important for contact lens wearers to maintain good eye health, an optical expert has stressed.Dr Varsha Rathi wrote in a piece for the Deccan Chronicle that people should keep their contact lenses clean as failing to do this can cause discomfort, irritation and infections in the... Read more


16.12.2014

A patient who underwent surgery to have a special type of contact lens implanted into his eye has hailed the procedure a massive success.Texas man Craig Matus recently underwent an operation conducted by Dr Edward Wade, in which the surgeon slipped an implantable contact lens between the patient"s... Read more


16.12.2014

Most people who have defective vision can enjoy perfect sight again if they opt for contact lenses, one expert has claimed.Gerald Boehme from the Professional Association of German Opticians told monstersandcritics.com that lenses can be very effective."Contact lenses can correct most forms of... Read more


15.12.2014

Transplanted corneas are more likely to fail in patients who have abnormal vessel growth in their eyes, which is known as corneal neovascularisation, a study has shown.Published in a recent edition of the journal Ophthalmology, the findings also suggest a new treatment approach that could improve... Read more


15.12.2014

Most contact lens wearers value protecting their eyes from the sun"s harmful UV rays, a survey has suggested.The study, conducted by Johnson & Johnson, that found that 75 per cent of Contact lens wearers would be willing to pay more for lenses with built-in UV protection, opticianonline.net... Read more