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.
Potential new approaches to treating eye diseases
Potential new approaches to treating eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are described in a new study, "IL-33 amplifies an innate immune response in the degenerating...
Posted: February 5, 2016, 11:00 am
Mature drivers favor checks on over 70s, new study finds
The majority of older drivers are in favour of tighter rules on checking the health and suitability of over-70s to drive - even if those checks could take them off the road themselves - according...
Posted: February 5, 2016, 11:00 am
Patients with macular degeneration show improvement with high-dose statin treatment
Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and the University of Crete have conducted a phase I/II clinical trial investigating the efficacy of statins (cholesterol-lowering...
Posted: February 5, 2016, 10:00 am
Edited stem cells offer hope of precision therapy for blindness
Findings raise the possibility of treating blinding eye diseases using a patient's own corrected cells as replacement tissue.
Posted: January 28, 2016, 9:00 am
Farsighted kids' reading skills fall behind before they start first grade
Kids with uncorrected farsightedness lose ground on reading skills before they ever start first grade, a new study has found.
Posted: January 27, 2016, 3:00 pm
S. aureus can spread from blood to eye, endangering vision
Nearly ten percent of cases of Staphylococcus aureus infections of the blood spread to the eyeball, according to a team of Korean clinical investigators.
Posted: January 26, 2016, 11:00 am
Breakthrough discovery in the genetics of corneal dystrophies
Researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital London, in collaboration with colleagues in the Czech Republic, have discovered a new genetic cause of corneal...
Posted: January 25, 2016, 1:00 pm
Study: sight loss patients with depression are "routinely overlooked"
A new study has revealed that nearly half of people attending NHS low vision clinics for help with sight loss suffer from symptoms of clinical depression - but they are not being diagnosed or given...
Posted: January 25, 2016, 12:00 pm
Dartmouth study helps fill in gaps in our visual perception
A Dartmouth College study sheds light on how the brain fills in the gaps of how we visually perceive the world around us.
Posted: January 22, 2016, 1:00 pm
Chickenpox, shingles vaccine may cause corneal inflammation in some patients
Primary care physicians should be aware of possible vision side effect for susceptible patients.
Posted: January 21, 2016, 12:00 pm
UK NSC recommendations include new bowel cancer screening test
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has published a number of recommendations today (15 January 2015) following its meeting on 19 November 2015.
Posted: January 15, 2016, 1:00 pm
Drug 'cocktail' could restore vision in optic nerve injury
Research from Boston Children's Hospital suggests the possibility of restoring at least some visual function in people blinded by optic nerve damage from glaucoma, estimated to affect more than 4...
Posted: January 15, 2016, 10:00 am
Eating your greens might stave off glaucoma
Eating greens is indisputably beneficial for general health, and the latest research says that leafy vegetables might help save your sight, too.
Posted: January 15, 2016, 8:00 am
Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?
Many people with glaucoma do not realize they have it until they notice some vision loss. We look at the importance of regular eye exams for preventing glaucoma-related blindness.
Posted: January 13, 2016, 4:00 pm
Largest-ever study of cornea condition reveals hidden risk factors
Keratoconus -- which makes eye cone-shaped -- associated with African American and Latino heritage, asthma, sleep apnea, Down syndrome.
Posted: January 13, 2016, 3:00 pm
Study finds that explaining blindness is a struggle
A new study shows that explaining their blindness to others is the biggest difficulty faced by people with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), which results in tunnel vision.
Posted: January 12, 2016, 3:00 pm
Vision problems in space travelers inform eye health, disease research
Discovery of a genetic link in astronauts with disease-related vision issues suggests such research could lead to treatment options for both space travelers and terrestrials.
Posted: January 12, 2016, 11:00 am
Researchers discover three glaucoma-related genes
An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma.
Posted: January 12, 2016, 10:00 am
Decades-long quest to beat river blindness edges towards world's first vaccine
The world's first vaccine for a disease that causes misery for millions in Africa could be tested within five years.
Posted: January 11, 2016, 12:00 pm
What are the long-term implications for children with cancers affecting vision?
Retinoblastoma is the most common childhood cancer of the eye. New research investigates the health implications for survivors over the ensuing decades.
Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:00 am
Gene editing technique improves vision in rats with inherited blindness
A new technique that has the potential to treat inherited diseases by removing genetic defects has been shown for the first time to hinder retinal degeneration in rats with a type of inherited...
Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:00 am
Yoga: downward dog increases eye pressure, risks for glaucoma patients
Certain inverted yoga positions elevate intraocular pressure in both glaucoma patients and study participants without the condition, according to a new study.
Posted: January 8, 2016, 3:00 pm
What the mouse eye tells the mouse brain
Tübingen researchers have shown that image processing in the eye is more extensive than previously thought. They investigated the channels that transmit information from the eye to the brain.
Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:00 pm
Defect in retinal computation linked to congenital nystagmus
Botond Roska and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) implicate a clearly defined neuron type and its circuit in the retina in the pathophysiology of...
Posted: January 6, 2016, 4:00 pm
New report reveals UK GPs lack confidence in diagnosing eye conditions
New research reveals an alarming, self-acknowledged gap in family doctors' skills when it comes to diagnosing and treating patient's eye conditions.
Posted: January 4, 2016, 8:00 am
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