22.10.2014
Early treatment "better for retinopathy"

Earlier treatment may be better for young people suffering from retinopathy, according to a new study.Research printed in the in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, suggested that certain children with the visual condition known as retinopathy of... Read more


22.10.2014
College of Optometrists sheds light on myths

The College of Optometrists has shed light on some so-called "old wives" tales" concerning vision and the eyes.According to the organisation, many people still believe that reading in dim light will damage people"s eyes, when in fact this is not the case.Reporting the college"s statement, Wales... Read more


21.10.2014
Age "not a factor" in corneal transplant success

The age of the donor is not a factor in the success of corneal transplants, a recent study has found.Research carried out by experts at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and published in the Archives of Ophthalmology showed that neither the age of the donor nor the length of time or method by... Read more


21.10.2014
Migraine sufferers" vision "aided by silence"

People suffering from migraines often head to a dark and quiet room when the symptoms of the condition are particularly severe, and a group of experts in Scotland have found that the reason for this may be a combination of the light and sound factor. According to specialists at Scotland"s Glasgow... Read more


21.10.2014
Autism treatment "may cause eye damage"

A common therapy for children with autism may be causing them eye damage, a recent study in the US claimed. Researchers at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Bnei-Zion Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, have found that therapeutic swings, which are frequently used by children with... Read more


17.10.2014
Majority of exotropia sufferers "will become near-sighted"

The vast majority of people suffering from the eye condition exotropia, a form of strabismus, will become near-sighted within the next 20 years, according to new research. A study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic... Read more


17.10.2014
Gene therapy "may prevent blindness"

A new study has revealed that gene therapy may be used to prevent an eye condition which can lead to future blindness. According to a report by researchers from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, the rare condition leber congenital... Read more


17.10.2014
Eye condition linked to breathing disorder

A new UK study has established a link between the breathing disorder sleep apnoea and a hard-to-diagnose condition known as floppy eye syndrome (FES).In a study published in the journal Ophthalmology, researchers led by Dr Daniel Ezra, from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, concluded that when... Read more


16.10.2014
Women say glasses are not attractive

Millions of women are coping with a daily struggle against poor eyesight because they are worried that wearing glasses may make them unattractive, according to a new study.Research carried out by Sight Care Group, a membership organisation for independent opticians, found that 7.5 million women in... Read more


16.10.2014
Wolfberries "can improve vision impairment"

People who require contact lenses could benefit from eating wolfberries, according to a new study which suggests the food can be effective in improving retina damage. Dingbo Lin, a research assistant professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, said the fruit can lower the "oxidative... Read more


16.10.2014
Eye tests "vital to health routines"

Eye tests are essential to people"s health routines and should not be ignored by those who do not wear glasses or contact lenses, it has been suggested. Kate Fielding, director of communications and information for the General Optical Council (GOC), noted that eye examinations are not just to check... Read more


15.10.2014
Want to stay sharp? Keep "close watch" on eyes

People who want to keep their brains sharp have been advised to get regular eye check-ups. Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, in an article for the Vancouver Sun, recommended that people need to have sharp eyesight if they want to avoid Alzheimer"s disease and other forms of dementia. Check-ups will help... Read more


15.10.2014
Vitamin E contact lenses could help glaucoma treatment

>Contact lenses with vitamin E could help deliver medication to treat glaucoma as they would effectively extend the amount of time a medication bathes an afflicted eye.Normally, the condition is treated with eye drops, but as a chemical engineering professor at the University of Florida Anuj Chauhan... Read more


15.10.2014
What make-up styles should contact lens wearers go for?

Contact lens wearers looking to keep in fashion with their eye make-up may want to go for simple or smokey, bronze, silver or gold, are all recommended by an industry professionals.Speaking to NYU Washington Square News, Chanel makeup artist Osvaldo Perez said that fashionistas may want to try out... Read more


14.10.2014
Eating chocolate "can calm patients before eye surgery"

Eating chocolate can help relax those about to go into laser eye surgery, according to one professional working in the field.Professor Dan Reinstein, a laser eye surgeon at Harley Street"s London Vision Clinic, said that his patients are encouraged to eat as much chocolate as they can 30 minutes... Read more


14.10.2014
University of Ulster offers "telescopic glasses"

The University of Ulster"s Optometry Clinic is offering a new kind of telescopic glasses that can significantly improve the vision of people with eyesight defects. Known as the BiOptic Telescope, the system has a telescope mounted on top of the spectacle frame and it is the first time it has been... Read more


14.10.2014
"More sensible" to buy contact lenses online

An expert has said that it may be better to buy contact lenses and glasses online as there is more distance between the eye professional and the buyer.Roger Hardy, president of a US-based eyecare firm, told the Vancouver Sun that buying over the internet prevents a "conflict of interest"."When you... Read more


13.10.2014
Meares-Irlen syndrome

A pair of blue-tinted glasses has helped a boy to pass his GCSEs, giving him the ability to read properly.Tom Heaffey could not read well three years ago, leading to him to not doing well at school, but a pair of glasses has stopped text on the page blurring and distorting.The boy suffers from... Read more


13.10.2014
People not taking eye health seriously?

Canadians and possible other nations are not taking their eye health as seriously as other aspects of physical wellbeing, it has been suggested. Dr Keith Gordon, vice-president of research and service quality at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), believes that if people can see... Read more


13.10.2014
Avastin helps save eyesight of two patients

Patients are having their eyesight saved thanks to the innovative use of the drug Avastin, contact lens wearers have learned.Professor Andrew Lotery, a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General Hospital"s eye unit and a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Southampton, is using... Read more