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.
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.
What better way to be seen and heard when promoting National Eye Health Week than to appear on the settee next to TV darlings Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on ITV's This Morning show? Well almost.
What had started out as a move to correct her vision, ready for her attempts to join the police force, turned into a nightmare for Stephanie Holloway as she was left with photophobia which spiraled into depression due to way her laser eye surgery had changed her life, and not for the better.
In their strive to uphold their recognized high standards, Carl Zeiss Vision has launched what it describes as its 'hardest spectacle lens of all time.' The new DuraVision Platinum lens is made up of nine ultra thin layers, directly applied to each other.
Tired of the time it takes to photograph the interior surface of the eye with your fundus/retinal camera? Irritated by the process of align, centre and focus? Topcon believe they have a retinal/fundus camera that might just solve those problems for you with the launch of its new Topcon TRC-NW400, with fully automatic features.
Technology inspired by the Hubble telescope is hoped to prove a landmark in the treatment of eye and vision related conditions such as Age-related Macular Degeneration and other issues which are currently untreatable.
The optical giant Bausch + Lomb have launched what they call, 'a premium daily disposable contact lens' which provides 'consistent, clear, comfortable vision throughout the day.' The new Biotrue ONEday lens is made from HyperGel technology and the manufacturers believe that it will appeal to the market of contact lens wearers due to its
National Eye Health Week is upon us tomorrow, the 22nd of September 2014.
Research into the safety of the drug Avastin, commonly used to treat cancer patients, has suggested that it may be as beneficial for age related macular degeneration sufferers as the current, more expensive, option of Lucentis.