Category “Eye health”

Could Stem Cell Research Help to Cure Blindness?

September 29th, 2015
Could Stem Cell Research Help to Cure Blindness?

Pioneering surgeons in London have carried out a complex stem cell procedure in a bid to find a cure for blindness. Surgeons working at Moorfields Eye Hospital carried out human embryonic stem cell treatment on a 60 year old woman last month as part of the London Project to Cure Blindness. During the procedure, the surgeons […]

UK Celebrity Praises Laser Eye Surgery

September 22nd, 2014
UK Celebrity Praises Laser Eye Surgery

It is thought around half the UK population wears glasses or contact lenses. Moreover, with an aging population this is likely to increase. However, growing numbers of people are opting to have some form of eye surgery to correct their vision and get rid of their spectacles. One individual who has benefited from this procedure […]

Young Adults Encouraged to have Laser Eye Treatment in the USA

August 14th, 2014
Young Adults Encouraged to have Laser Eye Treatment in the USA

In a world where technology is becoming more and more advanced, many people are opting for laser eye surgery in order to improve their eyesight. Choosing laser eye surgery is not as straightforward as many think. Unlike cosmetic surgery, there are a number of factors which must be taken into account before a surgeon carries […]

How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

July 17th, 2014
How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

The holiday season is now upon us, with many people travelling abroad to catch the summer sun. Along with this, many medical doctors and scientists will reinforce the need to protect ourselves from the heat and the effects of the sun – heat stroke, potential skin cancer and so on. However, it is rare for […]

The Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery

June 12th, 2014
The Pros and Cons of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery is growing in popularity among people who require spectacles or contact lenses. But what are the pros and cons of laser eye surgery? And is everyone suitable for treatment? Before answering these questions, it is perhaps more pertinent to discuss what laser eye surgery is, and what options are available. Essentially, the […]

How Safe Is LASIK Surgery?

April 14th, 2014
How Safe Is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK, or laser eye surgery, has been around for many years now. However, for most people it is still a novel idea, and like all novel ideas can create a sense of fear or trepidation. So, how safe is LASIK surgery?According to researchers, laser eye treatment, in particular LASIK therapy, is completely safe. What’s more, […]

Is LASIK The Way Forward?

March 20th, 2014
Is LASIK The Way Forward?

It is thought that half the population wears glasses or contact lenses to help correct their vision. Modern technology however is beginning to make an impact even in this area of life. For instance, one of the growing alternatives to wearing visual devices is laser treatment such as LASIK surgery. The thought of laser treatment […]

How To Know If You’re A Good Candidate For Laser Eye Surgery

November 14th, 2013
How To Know If You’re A Good Candidate For Laser Eye Surgery

The popularity of laser eye surgery has seen a huge surge over the last 20 years or more, with over 100,000 people in the UK alone opting to have the procedure annually. And with the promise of near-perfect eyesight after the surgery, it’s not difficult to fathom why this relatively quick, 10-minute procedure has become […]

Wear Sunglasses For Cataract Prevention

October 7th, 2013
Wear Sunglasses For Cataract Prevention

Last August saw a national awareness campaign organised by opticians and allied eye professionals in the USA. The campaign was to raise the profile of how cataracts can be developed and how they can be prevented. Cataracts which are a kind of thin veil covering the lens of the eye are normally associated with people […]

Summer Heat Can Affect The Eyes As Much As The Skin

July 18th, 2013
Summer Heat Can Affect The Eyes As Much As The Skin

Everyone now knows, or should do, of the importance of wearing sun cream to protect the skin from the ultra violet rays emanating from the sun. However how many people realise that UV light can be just as damaging to eyesight? It seems that both UV and UVB light can affect eyesight. It is even […]

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