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 find children with 'wobbly eye' unable to recognise faces
Researchers in Southampton have discovered children who suffer from eye movement disorder nystagmus - known as 'wobbly eye' - struggle to recognise faces but not other objects.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 2:00 pm
TSRI scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment
A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).
Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:00 pm
Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young
Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between...
Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:00 am
Eye surgery of the future: Gentle, efficient, out-patient surgery
The eye surgery of the future will be performed on an out-patient basis, will be gentle and efficient.
Posted: December 1, 2016, 8:00 am
Psoriasis on the Eyelids: Symptoms and Treatment
Psoriasis on the eyelids can be a difficult condition to manage. Learn about the symptoms, complications, and available forms of treatment here.
Posted: November 30, 2016, 8:00 am
Macular degeneration: Study sheds light on Alzheimer's proteins in retina
Study reveals new insights into the molecular mechanisms of beta-amyloid buildup - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - in the retina of people with AMD.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 3:00 pm
Smart cane could transform lives of the blind and visually impaired
An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 2:00 pm
Alzheimer's disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people
Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older.
Posted: November 22, 2016, 2:00 pm
Neurons in the human eye are organised for error correction
Cells that send visual signals to the brain act collectively to suppress noise and improve accuracy.
Posted: November 18, 2016, 8:00 am
New gene-editing technology partially restores vision in blind animals
Salk Institute researchers have discovered a holy grail of gene editing - the ability to, for the first time, insert DNA at a target location into the non-dividing cells that make up the majority...
Posted: November 18, 2016, 8:00 am
Gut microbes influence development of wet AMD
New mouse study finds an imbalance in gut microbes from high-fat diets influences evolution of wet AMD via increased gut permeability and inflammation.
Posted: November 17, 2016, 3:00 pm
Microbes in your gut influence major eye disease
Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Posted: November 17, 2016, 8:00 am
Level of education is more decisive than intelligence for the development of short-sightedness
Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems.
Posted: November 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
New findings show promise for treatment of Graves' disease and other ocular disorders
A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions.
Posted: November 14, 2016, 1:00 pm
Genetic mutations that lead to macular degeneration blindness mapped by new research
Two gene mutations that trigger a retinal disease that causes blindness in one in 5,000 males have been mapped, leading to the potential for new therapeutic treatments.
Posted: November 7, 2016, 2:00 pm
High number of sports-related eye injuries in U.S.
From 2010 to 2013, approximately 30,000 individuals a year reported to emergency departments in the United States with sports-related eye injuries, according to a study published online by JAMA...
Posted: November 4, 2016, 3:00 pm
Is more, better? Finding the balance between nutritional supplements and eye health
Excess lutein supplements linked to formation of crystal deposits in the eyes.
Posted: October 31, 2016, 8:00 am
After blindness, the adult brain can learn to see again
More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years of slow and progressive retinal degeneration.
Posted: October 26, 2016, 2:00 pm
Vitamin A orange maize improves night vision
A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children.
Posted: October 26, 2016, 8:00 am
How to Get Rid of a Stye: Treatments and Home Remedies
What are styes, what are the symptoms of a stye, and how do we prevent them?
Learn what home remedies and medical treatments are available.
Posted: October 25, 2016, 8:00 am
Glaucoma causing more sight loss - new study
Cases of blindness caused by glaucoma rose by 62% worldwide in two decades.The number of people made blind due to glaucoma has risen by 62% in two decades, according to research published in...
Posted: October 24, 2016, 8:00 am
How to Get Rid of Red Eyes: Home Remedies and Health Tips
What is red eye and what is conjunctivitis? Learn about common causes, home remedies, and serious problems that may cause red eye.
Posted: October 21, 2016, 8:00 am
Cell softness predicts corneal transplant success
Stem cell transplantation is a promising strategy for restoring eyesight resulting from corneal damage, but tissue grafts must contain a high percentage of stem cells for clinical success.
Posted: October 20, 2016, 8:00 am
New life hack for de-blurring visual images without glasses
An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person's ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering display.
Posted: October 19, 2016, 2:00 pm
Wearable artificial vision device shows promise in helping legally blind people 'read'
Study shows potential of assistive technology to improve quality of life for the visually impaired.
Posted: October 19, 2016, 8:00 am
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