How Gene Therapy Treats Inherited Retinal Diseases

The U.S Food and Drug Administration in October 2017 revealed their plans to recommend gene therapy as a way to treat inherited retinal diseases. These diseases usually cause a gradual loss of sight that eventually leads to total blindness.     What are Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRDs)?     Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) are rare eye problems that are caused… More →

Record Case of Stuck Contact Lenses

The danger of not getting a regular eye exam was revealed recently when a 67-year-old woman with eye problems made the headlines. Just before she was about to undergo surgery for cataracts, the anesthetist discovered two large clumps of soft contact lenses stuck in her eye. The first clump had 17 of them. And the other clump had ten. Initially,… More →

Contact Danger

There are many people today who struggle with their eyes. Over time, your eyesight will start to decline as you age. One of the best ways to increase your vision is to wear contacts. A lot of people love the flexibility and innovation that this product brings to their life. In a recent news story, a lady found that she… More →

Crucial Guidelines to Follow To Protect Your Eye Health

Eye health is widely considered to be an essential component of good health to each citizen. However, most people fail to pay adequate attention to this delicate organ while focusing on other body organs. To prove the accuracy of this statement, surgeons recently removed 27 contact lenses from a 67-year old patient’s eye in Solihull Hospital. The aged woman had… More →

Eye Exercises May Reduce the Need for Reading Glasses

Many people believe that poor eyesight naturally occurs as you get older. There is some truth to this. For example, the lenses in the human eye begin to hardened during middle age. This becomes a problem when the eyes need to read print. Since the lenses in your eyes are less flexible, your eye muscles need to work extra hard… More →