Eyelid Cancer Rates Dramatically Increase In UK

A troubling new study reveals the rate of eyelid cancers in the UK is on the rise. The specific kind of cancer studied in this report is known as eyelid squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).Analysts from Moorfields Eye HospitalNational Cancer Registration and Analysis Service looked at data from UK... Read more

European Scientists Discover "Magnetic Compass" In Robins' Eyes

A group of Danish and German scientists recently completed a massive study investigating the eyes of robins. In their report, study authors claim to have found novel structures that allow these birds to travel long distances during migration season.In total, researchers poured over 20,000 hours of... Read more

Children With Below Average Binocular Vision Struggle With Reading

A new Canadian study suggests standard vision tests aren't adequately screening children for binocular vision issues. Study authors argue that children with undetected binocular vision issues are at a greater risk of suffering academically, especially on reading tests.Researchers at Ontario's... Read more

English Researchers Study Praying Mantises With World's Smallest 3D Glasses

British scientists have just developed the world's tiniest 3D glasses to better understand insect vision. Specifically, investigators created these glasses to observe the eyes of praying mantises.Researchers in England's northeastern Newcastle University used beeswax to fit these extremely small... Read more

Dubai's Moorfields Eye Hospital Will Use New Genetic Test On Retinal Dystrophy Patients

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has just chosen two children for a novel genetic testing procedure. Ophthalmologists hope this new test will help the medical community better understand the genes responsible for retinal dystrophy.The siblings chosen for this study are named Mohammed and Eryam. Both... Read more

Doctorate Candidate In London Develops Algorithm For Retinal Imaging

A computer science student at London's Brunel University just developed an algorithm that could be useful in the detection of serious retinal diseases.This new algorithm is helpful for eye doctors because it automatically divides retinal images in ocular coherence tomography (OCT) scans. Doctors can... Read more

Desktop Humidifier Can Help Dry Eye Patients, New Study Shows

A USB-powered desktop humidifier could be a great investment for people who suffer with dry eye syndrome. That's according to a new randomized study out of New Zealand that analyzed the effects of a desktop humidifier on computer users.44 people participated in this study over a two-day period. On... Read more

Chinese Man Diagnosed With Lupus After Suffering Severe Blurry Vision

A fascinating medical case history out of China details a man who was diagnosed with Lupus after visiting a hospital with eye complaints. Strangely, this patient had no other warning signs of lupus besides his rapidly declining eyesight.The patient, 23, told Sun Yat-sen University's staff he noticed... Read more

CooperVision Survey Reveals Patients Are Concerned About Digital Eye Strain

American contact lens manufacturer CooperVision recently conducted a global survey researching patients' opinions on digital eye strain. According to their findings, many people are afraid of the negative effects electronic screen use could have on their eye health.The company YouGov America devised... Read more

Canadian Study Shows Myopia Rates Increasing In Schoolchildren

A new report on the eye health of Canadian children shows that rates of nearsightedness (aka myopia) are on the rise. This increase in myopia rates amongst children is a part of a global trend now referred to as the "myopia boom."Scientists from the University of Waterloo's Centre for Ocular... Read more

Barcelona Scientists Develop Computer Chip Able To Mimic Blood Retinal Barrier

Spanish researchers have just created a revolutionary computer chip that's able to copy the body's blood retinal barrier. Although this research still has a long way to go, scientists believe this device could help doctors better understand a wide variety of eye diseases in the near... Read more

American Pony Becomes UK's First Seeing-Eye Horse

The American miniature pony Digby is set to become the UK's first legal seeing-eye horse. If they haven't already seen him trotting around, North and South Yorkshire residents will soon become well acquainted with this helpful pony.Digby was assigned to help a BBC journalist named Mohammed Salim... Read more

Neapolitan Artist Creates Inspiring Installation On Blindness

An exciting art installation in Naples, Italy, is challenging people's preconceptions about the abilities (or lack thereof) of visually impaired patients. Artist Annalaura Di Luggo hopes this new installation will help visitors better recognize how people in the modern world often perpetuate false... Read more

Most UK Opticians Not Meeting National Standards, New "Which?" Report Shows

Undercover investigators at the product reviews company Which? reported that only two out of five opticians are giving "satisfactory" eye screenings in the UK.In total, researchers went to 30 different eye care facilities for routine screenings. Journalists involved in this study went to both... Read more

Melanopsin Malfunction May Cause Photophobia, New Study Suggests

American researchers have released test results that could help ophthalmologists better understand why certain patients struggle with light sensitivity (aka photophobia).Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania took a group of patients with photophobia and examined how their pupils responded to... Read more

 Liverpool Researchers Discover Most People Avoid Putting Sunscreen On Eyelids

A new study out of England shows that most people avoid putting sunscreen around their eyes and on their eyelids. Researchers believe this finding merits a public health campaign because skin cancer caused by UV rays is extremely common on the eyelids.Scientists at the University of Liverpool took... Read more

MedUni Vienna Use Big Data And Retina Scans To Improve Patient Care

Engineers at this year's Advanced Retinal Therapy conference in Vienna focused on how to better personalise medical care in the future. In particular, specialists looked into how they could use new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to scan a person's retinae and get a better picture of a... Read more

Loss Of Five Senses Leads To Increased Risk Of Death, New Study Shows

A new American study shows that adults with weaker command over the five senses face more health challenges than healthy people. This report also suggests that people with greater sensory impairments have a higher risk of early death.Researchers involved in this study tracked over 3,000 adults aged... Read more

London Assembly Urges Mayor To Support Eye Health Awareness In Capital City

Kings Cross's Royal College of Ophthalmologists just released its survey on London's eye health entitled, "Eye Health – preventing sight loss in London." The London Assembly is now using data from this study to encourage the mayor to implement public eye health policies.Using statistics from the... Read more

Liverpool Engineers Design IOP Detecting Contact Lenses

British researchers have just developed a hi-tech contact lens that can accurately measure a person's intraocular eye pressure (IOP). Doctors around the world are hopeful these new lenses will help glaucoma patients keep accurate data on their IOP levels.Engineers at the University of Liverpool... Read more