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.
Researchers identify proteins critical to wound healing
Mice missing two important proteins of the vascular system develop normally and appear healthy in adulthood, as long as they don't become injured.
Posted: August 21, 2014, 7:00 am
Cholecystokinin octapeptide antagonizes apoptosis in retinal pigment epithelial cells
Oxidative stress may cause retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell apoptosis. Compared with the peroxynitrite group, apoptotic features were less apparent after treatment with cholecystokinin...
Posted: August 20, 2014, 7:00 am
Slippery material for lubricating joints inspired by nature
A natural molecule found in the fluid surrounding healthy joints provides the inspiration for scientists developing slippery materials for artificial joints and moving surfaces.
Posted: August 19, 2014, 10:00 am
New diagnostic test for ADHD tracks involuntary eye movements
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed - and misdiagnosed - behavioral disorder in children in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
Posted: August 16, 2014, 7:00 am
European Commission grants EYLEA licence for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular oedema
Bayer HealthCare today announces that EYLEA® (aflibercept solution for injection) has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of visual impairment due to diabetic macular...
Posted: August 13, 2014, 9:00 am
Optometrists notice increase in young people suffering from potentially serious eye conditions
The number of young people who are being diagnosed with serious eye conditions is thought to be growing, according to a survey of Optometrists released today.
Posted: August 13, 2014, 9:00 am
Surprising research results could lead to new ways to help the visually impaired better navigate everyday life
Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America.The Enactive Torch uses infra-red sensors to "see" objects in front of it.
Posted: August 13, 2014, 8:00 am
Intelligence as we age linked to spotting things quickly
A decline in intelligence later in life has been linked to a decline in how quickly the brain is able to interpret what the eye sees, according to a new study.
Posted: August 6, 2014, 3:00 pm
Timing of neuronal generation is linked to how neurons achieve specific brain wiring
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have evidence suggesting that neurons in the developing brains of mice are guided by a simple but elegant birth order rule...
Posted: August 4, 2014, 7:00 am
Reading glasses not necessary with vision-correcting display
What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists.
Posted: August 1, 2014, 7:00 am
Digital reading system for the blind, allows them to read graphs
People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.
Posted: July 31, 2014, 8:00 am
Common diabetes-related condition diabetic autonomic neuropathy may be detected by wearable device
A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 8:00 am
The secret lymphatic identity of the Schlemm's canal
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. A major risk factor for glaucoma is elevated eye pressure due to poor drainage of aqueous humor, the fluid that provides nutrients to...
Posted: July 30, 2014, 7:00 am
Spectral Edge plans enhanced video trial with Colour Blind Awareness
Spectral Edge has announced that it is working together with Colour Blind Awareness, an organisation that raises the awareness of the needs of the colour blind, to trial its new image-enhancement...
Posted: July 29, 2014, 9:00 am
Researchers develop high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity
Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 9:00 am
Distinctive developmental origin for a drainage tube in the eye
A Jackson Laboratory based research team has conducted a comprehensive exploration of an eye structure known as Schlemm's canal: a key gatekeeper for the proper flow of eye fluid, presenting a...
Posted: July 22, 2014, 6:00 pm
Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed
It is widely accepted that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in industrialized countries.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 9:00 am
Call for boost in kids' eye-protection
Standards for protective eyewear for children and public health campaigns encouraging its use are crucial to reducing the incidence of ocular injuries in children, according to a clinical focus...
Posted: July 21, 2014, 7:00 am
Researchers detect love and lust through eye movements
Whether a person focuses their gaze at a stranger's face or body could reveal whether he or she is either romantically or sexually attracted to the other person, say researchers.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 7:00 am
Study links loss of vision to employment status
A nationally representative study finds that people with visual impairment are less likely to be employed than people with normal vision.
Posted: July 18, 2014, 7:00 am
UV exposure: why do we ignore the health risks?
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. But although many of us know this, we still ignore safety recommendations. We investigate why.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 3:00 pm
New treatments on the horizon to treat inherited retinal diseases
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Horizon Scanning Centre (HSC), working with Fight for Sight, has identified 40 potential new treatments which are currently being developed for...
Posted: July 17, 2014, 9:00 am
Tumor growth and metastasis controlled by new drug combo in mouse model
Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 7:00 am
Immune response damaging in acute glaucoma
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high...
Posted: July 16, 2014, 7:00 am
Could eye and smell tests offer early Alzheimer's diagnosis?
Four new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 suggest that eye and smell tests could be used for early detection of Alzheimer's.
Posted: July 15, 2014, 3:00 pm
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