Hydrogel Developed To Support Eye Health

A research team at British Columbia University have successfully developed a hydrogel that is capable of providing the eye with needed medications and may be a viable treatment for both glaucoma and macular degeneration. Delivering drugs to the eye has been problematic with eye health as drops tend to have to run off to achieve maximum benefits and many times,… More →

How Color-Blindness Affects a Person’s Vision

Around 32 million Americans suffer from color-blindness due to some other health or physical conditions or a genetic consequence of birth. In Caucasians, one out of either men or boys, and 1 out of 230 women or girls suffer from being color-blind from starting from birth. The heredities of color vision account for such difference. The genes that carry the… More →

Eye health

A lot of Americans today have declining eye health and it’s not hard to figure out why. Most of us spend hours and hours looking at our hones, straining our eyes. Some of us also have a horrible diet, don’t get regular exercise, and never use sunglasses. This is all a recipe for disaster for your eye health, aging your… More →

Look Away From the Screens for Eye Health

The National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends the “20-20-20 rule” to help reduce eyestrain. That means that every 20 minutes, you should look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds when using your computer, television screen, cell phone, or tablet. NEI is a component of the National Institutes of Health and is the leading federal government agency… More →

World’s First Flying Eye Hospital Lands In Arizona

The non-profit NGO Orbis recently landed its Flying Eye Hospital in Goodyear, Arizona. Eye doctors hope this new airplane/hospital will help reduce the number of preventable eye diseases in some of the world’s most underdeveloped areas.   As the name suggests, the Flying Eye Hospital is both an airplane and a hospital complete with everything a budding optician needs to… More →

NEI Set To Lead Major Five Year Study On AMD

In celebration of AMD Awareness Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI) just announced it will conduct a massive survey on the common eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Over the course of five years, researchers will track the eyes of 500 patients using advanced scanning technologies. Researchers involved in this study hope to discover new biomarkers for AMD. They are… More →

Hokkaido University Professors Discover Potential New Treatment For Dry Eye

Japanese researchers have just discovered new insights into how lipids contribute to dry eye syndrome. They hope their research will lead to novel dry eye drugs that target lipids rather than water. Most people mistakenly believe the eye’s tear film is only composed of water. In fact, the tear film is composed of mucin, water, and lipid layers. Doctors estimate… More →