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Sightsavers A Million Miracles £30m Campaign Broadcasts Cataract Operation
 
Sightsavers A Million Miracles £30m Campaign Broadcasts Cataract Operation

Inline with its £30m campaign to provide 1 million people with restored vision, Sightsavers have broadcast the first successful cataract operation globally which was performed on Winesi March.



Optician Editor Raises Over £1000 For BVUK
 
Optician Editor Raises Over £1000 For BVUK

The military charity for blind ex-service men and women, Blind Veterans UK, has recently been donated over £1,100 by Chris Bennett, an editor at Optician, following his completion of a 104 mile bike challenge to raise money for the charity. Blind Veterans UK is an Optician Award charity partner.



The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
 
World Sight Day Indicates Lack Of Concern In UK About Vision

Following October the 9th's World Sight Day, a research project carried out by Orbis indicates that over 9 in 10 UK adults didn't consider their sight to be the most important health concern in their lives.



Rachel Riley To Wear Dots For RNIB Campaign
 
Rachel Riley To Wear Dots For RNIB Campaign

The Royal National Institute of Blind People have launched a month long campaign called RNIB Read with the help of Countdown presenter Rachel Riley. Riley, who has also appeared on the popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing is the face behind the move to make more books available and accessible for those with sight loss.



Rodenstock Release 'Best Progressive Lens' - Impression FreeSign 3
 
Rodenstock Release 'Best Progressive Lens' - Impression FreeSign 3

Rodenstock, the leading German manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and glasses frames, has released what it describers as its 'best progressive lens of all time.' The new Impression FreeSign 3 offers amongst other features improved image stability and aesthetics with its ultra thin form.



Eye Health Awareness Concern For General Practitioners
 
Eye Health Awareness Concern For General Practitioners

A recent survey by the UK Vision Strategy and Royal College of General Practitioners has shown that large proportions of GP's in the UK are not confident in their abilities to diagnose eye related complaints and problems.



Long Term Vision Damage Due To Erectile Dysfunction Drug
 
Long Term Vision Damage Due To Erectile Dysfunction Drug

Australian scientists have discovered a link between long term vision damage and the drug sildenafil, a common treatment for male sufferers of erectile dysfunction. The treatment, more commonly known through brands such as Viagra, appears to have an effect on a persons phototransduction when taken, by affecting the enzyme PDE6.



Stoptober - Smoking Link To Vision Loss
 
Stoptober - Smoking Link To Vision Loss

With Stoptober now upon us following National Eye Health Week, the Macular Society have published survey results that indicate many of the people elected to look after our well being, Members of Parliament, are unaware of the risks and consequences smoking can have on a persons vision.



Stem-Cell To Photoreceptor Cells Treatment Advancements
 
Stem-Cell To Photoreceptor Cells Treatment Advancements

Pioneering research at the University of Southampton has uncovered possible new ways to treat vision loss conditions such as age-related macular degeneration. The discovery focuses on the possibility to convert stem cells found in the corneal limbus to new photoreceptor cells.



National Eye Health Week 2014 A Success
 
National Eye Health Week 2014 A Success

Following lasts weeks big push to increase awareness amongst the population about the importance of looking after their eyes and making sure they get regular check ups, organisers are claiming the seven day event to be a big success having enjoyed excellent media coverage.



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