13.01.2015
New therapies "may halt diabetes-related eye condition"

New research has revealed that two therapies may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy in people suffering from type 2 diabetes.Results from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Eye Study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, indicate that studying the... Read more


13.01.2015
Imaging system "may enhance eye study"

A newly designed high-resolution imaging system used to study the retinal structure of live birds of prey has been unveiled.In a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, researchers revealed unprecedented three-dimensional information about the retina of four species of... Read more


13.01.2015
Eye protection "should start early"

Eye protection should start at an early age if children are to gain safety tips which they can follow for life, one expert has stated.Optometrist Dr Mike Houle told KXNet.com that, as UV rays are known to damage the eyes, it is especially important to ensure that young people wear eye protection... Read more


12.01.2015
Valproic acid "may halt vision loss"

A new study has suggested that valproic acid may be effective in helping to reduce vision loss in those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP).Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School claim that valproic acid, which is approved by the FDA to reduce seizures, treat migraines... Read more


12.01.2015
Contact lens wearers offered eye make-up advice

People who wear contact lenses have been offered some make-up advice to ensure that their eyes always look their best, with the latest product being evaluated by one expert.The Daily Telegraph"s beauty correspondent Jane Cullen has tested the new UK make-up craze Rapidlash, which promises longer... Read more


12.01.2015
Annual eye exams "essential to school success"

It is important for schoolchildren to undergo regular eye exams to ensure that their vision is as strong as possible and they do not suffer in class, it has been noted.Author and healthy living expert Beth Aldrich is partnering with Essilor to encourage families to put eye exams at the top of any... Read more


06.01.2015
Vitamin A deficiency "can cause infant vision loss"

Vitamin deficiency resulting from weight loss surgery may cause vision loss in infants, according to a new study.Research carried out by a team of experts at Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Children"s Hospital and Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane,... Read more


06.01.2015
Younger people offered contact lens tips

Younger people who wear contact lenses are being advised to take care when inserting, removing and storing the products to ensure they stay as safe as possible.Parwez Hossain, a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General Hospital, has warned that young people still tend to be "quite relaxed... Read more


06.01.2015
Charity steps up fight to combat sight problems

A vision charity has invested more money into its work to understand eye conditions and what causes them.Fight for Sight has set aside £1.4 million in funding for research into the prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, diabetic... Read more


06.01.2015
Inadequate contact lens hygiene "may cause red eye"

Contact lens wearers have been warned that inadequate hygiene standards relating to the products may result in conditions such as red eye.That is the advice being issued by Parwez Hossain, a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General Hospital, who said that the main consequence of poor... Read more


06.01.2015
Tiny sight-restoring eye implant approved in US

A tiny telescope that is used to restore people"s sight has been approved for use in the US.The Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT), created by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Incorporated, improves the sight of patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD)."This is truly a... Read more


23.12.2014
Special cells help blind mice to "see"

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
Eye tests "may miss hyperopia" in adolescents

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
Procedure may protect eyes during radiation treatment

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
Study shows monthly disposable contact lenses retain popularity

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
Laser eye surgery "can improve life"

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
Suffering from headaches? Poor binocular vision could be the cause

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
Contact lenses "help children to avoid multiple eye surgery"

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
Eye-tracking used in lie detection

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
Keep eyes safe during wet weather, contact lens wearers warned

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