Category “Eye health”

Retinal Transplants Another Step Forward

April 11th, 2011
Retinal Transplants Another Step Forward

Transplanting body parts is now a growth industry, and in a relatively short period of time since the first heart transplant of around 40 years ago. However while transplanting hearts, livers and so on is common, helping people see again using transplant technology has until recently been difficult, if not impossible. That may be about […]

The Laptop That Turns Your Eyes Into Lasers

April 6th, 2011
The Laptop That Turns Your Eyes Into Lasers

Well, not exactly, but it seems there is a new computer laptop that tracks your eyes and works out where you are looking on the screen. Scientists demonstrating the new technology said the eye tracker works by shining 2 infra red lights at a person, while 2 cameras look for the reflection or ‘glint’ in […]

Could Infra Red Light Help The Visually Impaired?

April 1st, 2011
Could Infra Red Light Help The Visually Impaired?

That’s the hope of scientists at Utah University. Researchers found that when they shone infra red light onto rats’ heart cells, they contracted. Similarly, tests on toad fish inner ear cells resulted in signals being sent to the brain. The results of this research has got medical scientists excited at the potential cures for a […]

Age Does Effect Vision

March 30th, 2011
Age Does Effect Vision

There is an old adage which goes something like this: At 40, your eyesight starts to go; at 50 everything else starts to go. While this is just a saying, scientists do think however that vision is affected when you reach middle age. That’s also the experience of one individual who found when he reached […]

Can Healthier Eating Lead To Better Eyesight?

March 28th, 2011
Can Healthier Eating Lead To Better Eyesight?

Can the old adage – eating carrots improves your eyesight – really be true? Well, scientists recently decided to test it. However, although no direct link has been found to confirm this old wives’ tale, researchers do appear to suggest eating healthier is likely to benefit vision as well as overall general health. Speaking with […]

Omega 3 Could Help Prevent Blindness

March 18th, 2011
Omega 3 Could Help Prevent Blindness

Scientists in the USA have suggested that Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, could help prevent blindness. Researchers working at the Boston Children’s hospital have already found that Omega-3 helps prevent retinopathy, a disease that causes eventual blindness, as result of leaking blood vessels. However the same researchers think the fatty acids […]

University Professor Debunks Myths

March 14th, 2011
University Professor Debunks Myths

Dr. Mark Melson, who is assistant professor of Ophthamology at Vanderbilt University, gave an interview recently by reporters. The aim of the interview was to try and find out the truth behind many of the so called old wives tales told to children about what is good and not good in relation to vision. For […]

Possible Blindness Cause Found

March 2nd, 2011
Possible Blindness Cause Found

A group of international scientists believe they may have discovered a reason for one of the causes of blindness. If right, they hope a cure is not far away. One of the major causes of blindness is age related macular degeneration. This accounts for around 50,000 cases in the United Kingdom alone each year. It […]

New Laser Eye Service For Bristol

February 28th, 2011
New Laser Eye Service For Bristol

Bristol’s Eye Hospital is to offer patients a new laser eye surgery service in the near future. The machines are due to be installed in a few months. This new service however will also be open to anyone who wants to pay, as well as NHS patients. One of the machines will also offer corneal […]

Cancer Drug Possible New Treatment For Eye Disease

February 22nd, 2011
Cancer Drug Possible New Treatment For Eye Disease

A recent study suggests that a drug normally used for treating cancer may be useful in helping premature babies at risk of going blind from premature retinopathy. Not just that, the drug treatment is thought to be a better and cheaper solution than laser therapy. The results of the study are astounding in fact, with […]

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