Posts tagged “Eye Health”

Maintaing Your Eye Health in Middle Age

May 21st, 2012
Maintaing Your Eye Health in Middle Age

The USA is fond of creating a variety of events to celebrate how you should look after your health. The latest in this series is Healthy Vision Month which takes place this month in California. Seemingly losing sight is the one sense most people worry most about, which is perhaps understandable. Yet at the same […]

The Problem With Getting Older

April 20th, 2011
The Problem With Getting Older

As one gets older it is inevitable that eyesight will be one of the first things to be affected. However it is not always realised what sorts of problems occur with aging. As such, it is perhaps useful to recognise what they are. One of the commonest eye ailments is cataract. The latter can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Political Disagreement Over Opticians

February 14th, 2011
Political Disagreement Over Opticians

A political argument has started over a bill going through the US Senate concerning opticians. The bill, which one senator believes is being rushed, will allow opticians (called optometrists in America) to do more than they are legally entitled do at present; currently, this is just diagnosis and treatment of certain eye problems and the […]

Are Adjustable Glasses A New Vision For Treating the Poor?

February 8th, 2011
Are Adjustable Glasses A New Vision For Treating the Poor?

In many countries being able to afford a pair of spectacles is out of reach. However scientists may have stumbled across a new technique that could help. The idea is called ‘self retracting glasses’ and the technique was published in the Journal of Ophthamology. Designed for adolescents who are near sighted, patients are able to […]

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