New gene therapy possibility for DR, glaucoma

A US study has found that an enzyme, genetically reactivated, showed promise for preventing vision loss from serious retinal injury, including optic nerve...

Researchers patent new corneal injury repair technique

Researchers at the University of Bradford, UK, have applied for a patent for a new technique that they say will effectively enable the body to ‘grow’ a...

Tick-borne vision issues

US researchers have discovered that peripapillary ischaemia around the optic nerve — especially in children or adults under 60 — is associated with tick-borne...

J&J’s push for eyecare equity

Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) to close the gap on eye health for Aboriginal communities.   The...

VR eases MRI experience

Researchers from King’s College London have created a novel interactive virtual reality (VR) experience for patients undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging...

RANZCO on dyslexia – it’s not in the eyes

Dyslexia is not a vision problem but a language-processing disorder, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and the...

NDDs and vision anomalies

A Spanish study investigating the relationship between visual problems and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), such as dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity...

OptiLight secures FDA approval

Lumenis has received the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) De Novo authorisation for its newest intense pulsed light (IPL) device OptiLight, designed...

Lower BP linked to glaucoma

A retrospective study of 7,501 eyes has shown that lower blood pressure is associated with faster rates of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) loss.

Quickest way to the heart? Through the eye

Researchers from the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health in the US have shown it may be possible to detect heart disease using retinal optical...

OCT scanning by robot

Engineers and ophthalmologists at Duke University in North Carolina, US, have developed a robotic optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that scans...

Stars and their eyes… Stephen Curry

American basketball superstar Stephen Curry, aged 33, has keratoconus. The Golden State Warriors legend, considered one of the greatest three-point shooters...

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