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.
Identification of process producing neuronal diversity in fruit flies' visual system
New York University biologists have identified a mechanism that helps explain how the diversity of neurons that make up the visual system is generated.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 8:00 am
Six genetic variants linked to glaucoma risk
The identification of genetic variants associated with risk of developing glaucoma is reported in three independent studies published online this week in Nature Genetics.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 7:00 am
Simple test could detect most common cause of visual impairment in the UK
A simple colour test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston...
Posted: August 29, 2014, 9:00 am
A tiny eye implant could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient's eye pressure
For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor - and control - increasing pressure within...
Posted: August 28, 2014, 8:00 am
Retinal thinning can be used as an early marker for frontotemporal dementia, prior to the onset of cognitive symptoms
Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco have shown that a loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in...
Posted: August 27, 2014, 7:00 am
Increased macular pigment may improve outdoor vision
Individuals with greater amounts of yellow pigment in the eye may be better able to see distant objects in hazy conditions, suggests a study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science...
Posted: August 27, 2014, 7:00 am
DNA test for congenital cataracts leads to faster, more accurate diagnoses of rare diseases linked to childhood blindness
Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness...
Posted: August 25, 2014, 9:00 am
Native American ancestry a risk factor for diabetic retinopathy
New research led by the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute, part of Keck Medicine of USC, shows for the first time that Native American ancestry is a significant risk factor for...
Posted: August 25, 2014, 7:00 am
Best course of treatment for endophthalmitis identified
The most common cause of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding condition that can occur after eye trauma, eye surgery, and eye injections, are the well-known staphylococci ("staph") and...
Posted: August 24, 2014, 7:00 am
Vision loss adversely affects daily function which can increase risk for death
Vision loss can adversely affect the ability of older adults to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), such as using the telephone, shopping and doing housework, which are all...
Posted: August 22, 2014, 9:00 am
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
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