17.11.2014

Experts in the UK have claimed that a new technique for correcting short-sightedness may be more effective than laser eye surgery.Specialists at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London pointed out that the preferred corrective procedure for people wanting to avoid wearing glasses has... Read more


17.11.2014

A new technique to detect eye pathogens has been developed by experts in Japan, which may lead to new diagnosis procedures and quicker ways of treating patients.Dr Motoki Itahashi, and colleagues at Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Japan claim that a laboratory technique using... Read more


04.11.2014

New genes which have an impact on eye colour have been discovered, according to experts in the Netherlands.The study, led by Manfred Kayser of the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam and published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, reveals that three new genetic loci have been... Read more


04.11.2014

People of Asian origin may be just as susceptible to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as caucasians, despite previous suggestions that they had a lower risk, according to a recent study.A report carried out by Dr Tien Yi Wong and Singapore Eye Research Institute colleagues found that Asians... Read more


04.11.2014

The best way to stay safe when using Contact lenses is to take extra care during morning and evening routines, according to one expert.Mark Evans, the director of YouKnowIt.com, said that people who wear contact lenses need to ensure they take time when inserting and removing them, while using... Read more


04.11.2014

Daily Contact lenses are more sustainable option for people concerned about their impact on the environment, one source has noted.Lucy Siegle, writing for the Guardian, said that contact lens wearers who opt for daily disposable options generally do not need to invest in the bottles of solution as... Read more


04.11.2014

A new investigation has established a link between certain gene mutations and a condition which affects both the sight and hearing.Usher syndrome, a genetic disorder characterised by congenital deafness and gradual vision loss, is the leading cause of deafblindness in the world, but experts in... Read more


04.11.2014

A new tool may enable people to diagnoses eye disease early, often before symptoms have even developed, according to experts.Specialists at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School in Boston showed that they have created a noninvasive tool that... Read more


03.11.2014

The stage is set for the development of new treatments for inherited blindness, according to one expert.Veterinary vision scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have successfully used a viral vector in targeting a class of photoreceptors of the retina called rods.According to the experts, this... Read more


03.11.2014

A new strategy to help doctors determine when to treat the potentially-blinding condition retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has been developed.The research, which is published in an online issue of Archives of Ophthalmology and was supported by the National Eye Institute, shows that through eye... Read more


03.11.2014

It is always worthwhile for Contact lens wearers to have a spare bottle of solution handy, according to one sector expert. Dr Elena Douse told the South Wales Echo that part of a person"s cleaning routine should be to clean out the medicine cabinet, with contact lens solution one area which should... Read more


31.10.2014

An industry specialist has offered Contact lens wearers some safety advice to make sure they take the best possible care of their sight. According to Chemist and Druggist, a key point to remember if people wear contact lenses is never share them with others, as eye infections may be spread. It also... Read more


31.10.2014

People suffering from myopia, or nearsightedness, can help to reduce the effect of the condition by using Contact lenses, according to one expert. Ophthalmologist Thomas Aller, who has been practicing since 1986, told the San Francisco Examiner that myopia sufferers often inherit the condition from... Read more


31.10.2014

A medication commonly used to treat people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also be beneficial in treating people with a common form of diabetic retinopathy, according to new research.The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network study, published in Ophthalmology online, the... Read more


30.10.2014

One wearer of contact lenses has praised them for enhancing her sight without the need for glasses.Lidia Gonzalez, writing for Spartan Daily, said that she used to wear glasses but found that they "obstructed her face" and instead turned to coloured contact lenses in order to correct her vision... Read more


30.10.2014

People who regularly drink green tea may benefit from improved vision, according to a new study.Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that regular consumption of the substance is effective in penetrating the tissues of the eye, which could help fight glaucoma... Read more


30.10.2014

A Worcester man has praised a local optician after he spotted a bleed around the back of his eye during a routine examination.Frank Banks noticed the had begun experiencing cloudy vision and went to optician Ann Swankie to have it investigated, who soon realised that Mr Banks had retinal bleed which... Read more


29.10.2014

A unique type of gene therapy may help to cure a form of eye disease suffered by thousands of people across the globe, according to a new study.Experts in veterinary ophthalmology from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in two canine... Read more


29.10.2014

Women who smoke while pregnant are increasing their baby"s risk of suffering from eye problems, according to a recent study.The investigation, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, added to a large amount of evidence showing that... Read more


29.10.2014

Experts have developed and are now using a new type of Contact lens which may be able to reverse hyperopia.Jaume Paune, a graduate in Optometry and Vision Sciences at the UPC-Barcelona Tech"s College of Optics and Optometry, designed a new type of contact lens which is meant to improve the vision of... Read more