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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.


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


“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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.