Neurodegeneration biomarker found in eyes

Boston Medical Centre researchers have detected a well-known biomarker for neurodegenerative diseases in the vitreous humor within the eye.   The biomarker,...

Levodopa for AMD?

Arizona University researchers have found the common Parkinson’s disease treatment, levodopa, stabilised and improved the vision of patients with neovascular...

Myopia’s impact on sclera shape

High myopes have a different anterior eye surface shape compared with emmetropes, potentially impacting contact lens fit, an Australian study has found.   In this prospective,...

Unravelling life’s effects on the lens

University of Auckland student Alyssa Lie is nearing completion of her PhD study investigating how aging affects the internal contents of the eye’s crystalline...

ODocs appoints NZOVRF scholar

The oDocs Eye Care team has appointed Dr Renoh Johnson Chalakkal as the social enterprise’s new senior research software engineer.

FDA approves drop for ocular cystinosis

Italian pharmaceutical company Recordati has received US Food and drug Administration (FDA) approval for its eye drop, Cystadrops, for treating cystinosis-related...

Pandemic reveals cyber security gaps

Research has revealed that many businesses (31%) struggle with daily cyberattacks and new protection challenges caused by remote working in the wake of...

Fellowships support international eye care

From 2001 to 2019, 1140 fellowships were awarded by the International Council of Ophthalmology to help young ophthalmologists, mainly from third-world...

Know your medicine!

The Australian government’s Department of Health (DoH) has passed new legislation mandating that a medicine’s active ingredient must be detailed on prescriptions,...

FDA approves Orbit SDS

Gyroscope Therapeutics has been granted US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Orbit subretinal delivery system (Orbit SDS) for microinjection...

OSL: Guiding eye drop choice

Clinicians and patients are faced with an overwhelming choice of artificial tear supplements as a therapy for their dry eye disease (DED). Focus was once...

Preventing dry eye symptoms before they begin

The modern workplace serves as a catalyst for dry eye disease (DED) and ocular discomfort for many. Air conditioning, central heating and extended digital...

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