2011

Micro telescopic implant restores vision

18th December 2011

Beryl Haskew who suffers from age related macular degeneration (AMD) has had her vision partially restored using pioneering new surgery to implant a miniature telescope in her eye. Prior to the IOL...

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Self repairing retina

17th December 2011

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London have discovered a way to repair damaged cells in the retina. After trials on rats scientists now hope to develop treatments for con...

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Contact Lens could monitor glaucoma

05th December 2011

Material scientists at University of California have created a special contact lens with a bulit-in eye pressure monitoring device. The lens could be worn by glaucoma sufferers to allow accurate and...

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Ears could hold the secret to bionic eye

02nd December 2011

Researchers in Australia are using cochlear ear implant technology to develop a bionic eye that could help restore the sight of millions of people who are registered blind. The technology uses electro...

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FDA panel hears from dissatisfied LASIK patients

28th November 2011

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has convened a special panel to hear from patients following concerns about patient satisfaction with LASIK. The meeting discussed the experiences of patients...

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Protein injection could hold key to treating AMD

25th November 2011

Scientists believe that injecting the protein Robo4 into the eye could prevent, and even reverse, symptoms of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Trials on mice at the Unive...

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Bionic vision within sight

22nd November 2011

Scientists at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' international conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems have presented for the first time a contact lens-based virtual display...

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50p pill could prevent diabetic retinopathy

20th November 2011

A pill costing just 50 pence a day could prevent diabetic retinopathy, a potentially sight threatening complication of diabetes. Scientists in in Australia have just completed a study involving 10,00...

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Laser eye scan could predict Alzheimer’s

18th November 2011

A simple eye test is being developed to detect early signs of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The test will look for signs of a build up of the protein beta amyloid in the eye. Neuroptix, the compan...

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Glaucoma – an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s?

10th November 2011

Scientists at University College London have discovered a potential link between glaucoma and Alzheimer's. The researchers discovered that the presence of beta-amyloid proteins are key triggers in b...

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