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Toddler saved by eye test after optometrist spots rare brain tumour

Boo, two, has a tumour which affects one in 20 million people and she would have died if it had been found a fortnight later.

 
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Teenager loses sight as eating disorder leads to malnutrition

Doctors highlight plight of 19-year-old from Bristol to warn of hidden dangers of poor nutrition

 
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“Uncorrected, defective eyesight” A factor in 196 UK road accidents

Poor vision was recorded as a contributory factor in three fatal accidents, 53 serious accidents and 140 slight accidents in 2018

 
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Gene therapy for rare eye disease set to be offered on NHS

Patients with a rare inherited eye disorder are set to be able to access a new gene therapy on the NHS which slows down sight loss.

 

Why You Should Not Wear Your Contact Lenses In The Shower

Non-sterilized water and contact lenses are like alcohol and texting your ex. They should never mix. Otherwise, bad things could happen.

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Researchers uncover protective factor in diabetic eye disease

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that a protein found in the eye can protect against and potentially treat diabetic eye disease.

 
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Outdoor exercise reduces myopia progression in school-age children

A 30-minute outdoor exercise program performed every school day for 1 year temporarily reduced the risk of myopia progression in children ages 6 to 7 years who were nonmyopic at baseline.

 

New Contact Lenses Launched for Astigmatism and Presbyopia

Bausch + Lomb has announced the United States launch of their ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, a multifocal toric lens available as a standard offering.

 
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Trouble driving at night? Yellow lenses won't help

"Night-driving" glasses that promise to dim the glare of headlights may not work as advertised, a new study finds.

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Will Your iPhone's Dark Mode Save Your Eyes?

Eye care has come a long way. From cataract surgery to Lasik, we can do more than ever before to return sight to those who once would have lost it.

 
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Robotic contact lens lets you zoom in on objects by blinking at them

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, have developed a robotic lens that is controlled by small eye movements

 

Expert panel in macular degeneration recommends paradigm shift for future directions

A panel of investigators assembled by the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) calls for large-scale collaborative research to address dry macular degeneration.

The future: Artificial intelligence gains acceptance in ophthalmology

Artificial intelligence can provide a knowledge base that can be a foundation for the interpretation of data. The importance of the humanistic elements of medicine remain vital.