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.
NightstaRx and The University of Alberta announce the start of the first Canadian gene therapy study to treat Choroideremia
NightstaRx Ltd ("Nightstar"), the biopharmaceutical company specialising in bringing therapies for retinal dystrophies to patients, announces that the University of Alberta, has begun enrolling and...
Posted: June 29, 2015, 11:00 am
Closing the eye health gap may be in sight, Australia
Three years after the launch of the roadmap to close the gap for vision, progress has been made but "much remains to be done", according to the authors of a Perspective published online by the...
Posted: June 28, 2015, 3:00 pm
Diabetic blindness: UVA IDs best source of stem cells to block vision loss
Evaluation a key step in creation of treatment for disease that affects millionsUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have taken a significant step forward in their efforts to use...
Posted: June 25, 2015, 11:00 am
What's new in contact lenses? Prescribing trends reflect new lens materials and designs
More Americans are using soft contact lenses -- especially daily disposable lenses -- and taking advantage of new designs targeting vision problems that were difficult to correct with previous...
Posted: June 25, 2015, 11:00 am
Researchers identify gene mutation that can cause key-hole shape defect in eye
A scientific collaboration, involving the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM) at Saint Mary's Hospital, UK, and the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) in Naples, Italy...
Posted: June 24, 2015, 2:00 pm
Bionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant
The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in...
Posted: June 24, 2015, 1:00 pm
Color memory influenced by categories, according to new Rutgers-Camden research
Colors best remembered in combination of the color that was actually seen and the color category assigned to that colorHow do we remember colors? What makes green... green?
Posted: June 24, 2015, 11:00 am
Aflibercept in macular oedema after BRVO: No hint of added benefit
Dossier contained no suitable data, manufacturer itself claimed no added benefitSince February 2015, aflibercept (trade name Eylea) has been available also for patients with impaired vision due...
Posted: June 24, 2015, 10:00 am
FDA approve device that helps blind 'see with tongue'
The US regulator gives the go-ahead for a device that helps people who are blind perceive visual images captured by a sunglasses-mounted camera using their tongue.
Posted: June 22, 2015, 4:00 pm
TGen study identifies first genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome
Mutation in gene TEAD1 is linked to childhood neurological disorder that affects the brain and eyesA genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as...
Posted: June 22, 2015, 7:00 am
FDA allows marketing of new device to help the blind process visual signals via their tongues
The Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of a new device that when used along with other assistive devices, like a cane or guide dog, can help orient people who are blind by helping...
Posted: June 19, 2015, 4:00 pm
University of Delaware researchers identify genes linked to cataract formationWhen cataracts encroach on the eyes, the only effective remedy is to surgically replace the eyes' lenses with...
Posted: June 19, 2015, 12:00 pm
Eye's motion detection sensors identified
Driving a car at 40 mph, you see a child dart into the street. You hit the brakes. Disaster averted.But how did your eyes detect that movement? It's a question that has confounded scientists.
Posted: June 18, 2015, 7:00 am
Researchers discover new enzyme, link to iron in vitamin A synthesis
A research team's discovery of new information about how plants synthesize carotenoids, precursors for vitamin A that are essential for plant development and survival, and human health, could help...
Posted: June 16, 2015, 1:00 pm
Researchers discover how the discomfort from dry eye disease originates
A group of researchers from the Instituto de Neurociencias, a mixed centre of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has taken part in a...
Posted: June 12, 2015, 4:00 pm
A protein provides emergency aid
Small heat shock proteins ensure that other proteins do not clot, allowing the cell to survive stress.
Posted: June 12, 2015, 11:00 am
Laser surgery credentials out of focus - London Eye Hospital surgeon calls for official register
A leading London-based eye hospital is calling for tighter regulations and stricter credentialing in laser eye surgery, reporting mounting numbers of misinformed and outright damaged patients...
Posted: June 11, 2015, 12:00 pm
'Alzheimer's protein' plays role in maintaining eye health and muscle strength
Amyloid precursor protein (APP), a key protein implicated in the development Alzheimer's disease, may play an important role in eye and muscle health.
Posted: June 10, 2015, 11:00 am
Eye imaging software could aid disease diagnosis, study suggests
Imaging technology that scans blood vessels in the eye could be used to help diagnose a wide range of diseases, a study suggests.
Posted: June 9, 2015, 3:00 pm
Good eyes but poor vision: An indistinct world for 1 in 20
Extremely poor vision can be caused by strabismus in early childhood or by a displaced optical axis.
Posted: June 8, 2015, 7:00 am
Eyes sealed shut: Seamless closure of surgical incisions
Tel Aviv University researcher brings groundbreaking fiber-optic laser system to the world of corneal transplantsSome 30,000 years ago, prehistoric man wielded animal bones as needles to suture...
Posted: June 3, 2015, 12:00 pm
Vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion
Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that...
Posted: June 3, 2015, 10:00 am
A new perspective on Phantom Eye Syndrome
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that approximately half of patients who have an eye removed because of a form of eye cancer experience 'phantom eye syndrome.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 4:00 pm
A world without color -- researchers find gene mutation that strips color, reduces vision
People with achromatopsia, an inherited eye disorder, see the world literally in black and white. Worse yet, their extreme sensitivity to light makes them nearly blind in bright sunlight.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 4:00 pm
NICE recommends EYLEA for visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema (DMO)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) draft Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) recommends EYLEA for the treatment of patients with visual impairment due to diabetic macular...
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:00 pm
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