Eye Problems and Health Articles

Welcome to the article page for eye problems and general eye health. Here we will feed the latest articles in the field of ophthalmology and general eye health.

If you are an optometrist or trained ophthalmologist, you may want to have a look at our Ophthalmology news pages, that deal with news and studies in the field of ophthalmology. See: Ophthalmology Journal and Opthamologist News.

The page below is intended as reading material for both patients and eye doctors alike, and includes many recent articles on common eye problems and on general eye health.

The field of ophthalmology and optometry is constantly evolving,new treatments become possible and older treatments are abandoned. Keep up to date with the world of Eye health and Ophthalmology here.

Eye problems and Eye Health Articles:

General Optical Council approves standards of practice, UK
The General Optical Council (GOC) has agreed new standards of practice for optometrists and dispensing opticians, and new standards for optical students to come into effect from 1 April 2016.
Posted: July 31, 2015, 12:00 pm
New eye-tracker method shows 'preferred retinal location' in both eyes
Eyes with central vision loss adapt by developing a new fixation point in a different part of the retina, called the preferred retinal location (PRL).
Posted: July 29, 2015, 1:00 pm
Less is more when treating rare eye condition
New research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is showing less is more when it comes to the treatment of optic disc pits - a rare eye condition.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 3:00 pm
Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes' double vision
If you have two working eyes, you are live streaming two images of the world into your brain.
Posted: July 24, 2015, 12:00 pm
Cataracts may be treatable with eye drops instead of surgery
Researchers have successfully treated cataracts in dogs using eye drops that contain a natural steroid that dissolves the protein clumps that cause the lens to go misty.
Posted: July 24, 2015, 10:00 am
NICE publishes final guidance for EYLEA for visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema
Bayer HealthCare is pleased to announce that NICE has made the final recommendation for EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection) for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic...
Posted: July 23, 2015, 1:00 pm
Preserving photoreceptor cells following retinal injury
Vision researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Ophthalmology have taken a first step in solving a vexing problem: how to preserve photoreceptor cells and...
Posted: July 23, 2015, 12:00 pm
World first: man with AMD receives bionic eye implant
An 80-year-old man with age-related macular degeneration has become the first in the world to receive a bionic eye implant, leading to a significant improvement in visual function.
Posted: July 22, 2015, 2:00 pm
Study suggests new treatment avenue to prevent serous retinal detachment
Research published in The American Journal of Pathology points to causal role of mast cell degranulation in acute and chronic eye problemsWet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading...
Posted: July 22, 2015, 9:00 am
Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users
More Americans are using mobile devices and other technologies to track some aspect of their health at home, from diet and exercise to sleep patterns to bloodwork.
Posted: July 17, 2015, 10:00 am
Vision-restoring gene therapy also strengthens visual processing pathways in brain
Surprisingly rapid regrowth of unused brain connections after decades of near blindnessStimulating the left or right eye in normal sighted individuals results in a symmetrical brain response...
Posted: July 16, 2015, 7:00 am
Gene therapy gives long-term protection to photoreceptor cells
A collaboration between scientists in the UK and the USA has shown that gene therapy can give life-long protection to the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells responsible for colour vision in a mouse...
Posted: July 15, 2015, 11:00 am
Human color vision gives people the ability to see nanoscale differences
The human eye is an amazing instrument and can accurately distinguish between the tiniest, most subtle differences in color.
Posted: July 10, 2015, 7:00 am
Researchers manage to detect eye diseases using a Smartphone
Researchers at the Medical and Surgical Center for Retina developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone.
Posted: July 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
Seeing the world through assistive glasses
A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form...
Posted: July 3, 2015, 4:00 pm
NHS accessible information standard welcomed by hearing loss charity
A long-awaited information standard launched July 3 by NHS England that will improve healthcare for millions of people has been welcomed by the UK's largest hearing loss charity, Action on Hearing...
Posted: July 3, 2015, 4:00 pm
Could eye color predict the risk of alcohol dependence?
For the first time, researchers have uncovered a link between eye color and alcohol dependence, finding people with light-colored eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 3:00 pm
Number of fireworks-related injuries still remains high
A new report shows that estimated fireworks-related injuries in the US have not fallen significantly in the past year. In particular, eye injuries continue to increase.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 2:00 pm
New measurements reveal differences between stem cells for treating retinal degeneration
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists used new methods to show that 1 type of stem cell is superior to another for treating retinal degeneration in research that could significantly...
Posted: July 3, 2015, 10:00 am
In blinding eye disease, trash-collecting cells go awry, accelerate damage
Spider-like cells inside the brain, spinal cord and eye hunt for invaders, capturing and then devouring them.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 8:00 am
Seeing is believing
How brains make sense of the visual worldIf your eyes deceive you, blame your brain. Many optical illusions work because what we see clashes with what we expect to see.That 3D movie?
Posted: July 2, 2015, 9:00 am
Fine tuning in the brain
When newborn babies open their eyes for the first time, they already possess nerve cells specialized in particular stimuli in the visual cortex of their brains - but these nerve cells are not...
Posted: July 2, 2015, 9:00 am
Miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure
Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 2:00 pm
Vision screening in preschool-aged children: Benefit and harm still unclear
No new screening studies identifiedIt remains unclear whether a special ophthalmological examination of all children younger than 6 years (and potential follow-up treatments) would reduce the...
Posted: June 30, 2015, 3:00 pm
Data demonstrates long term effectiveness and safety of telescope implant for macular degeneration in patients 65 years and older
VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has announced the publication of "Long-Term...
Posted: June 30, 2015, 3:00 pm

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