Scientists Engineer Beetle With Third Eye

While mice and other common lab subjects aren’t direct analogues for humans, many vital discoveries have been made through animal testing. Beyond pharmaceuticals and behavioral analysis, this has surprisingly extended into the world of genetic engineering. In 1997, scientists shocked the world by successfully growing a cartilage composed ear-like structure on the back of a mouse, first demonstrating the possibility… More →

Retinal Scans May Help Diagnose Dementia

A new study by a team of scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has shown that early signs of Alzheimer’s could be detected by a noninvasive retinal scan. Led by Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui and Dr. Yosef Koronyo, the study demonstrates that a simple retinal scan can identify Alzheimer’s patients, who are are more likely to develop brownish amyloid plaques, or deposits… More →

4 Eye Conditions Caused by Alcohol Consumption

It is well documented in the medical field that excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for over 60 medical conditions, including eye disorders. Just how badly can too much alcohol damage the eyes? Eye disorders caused by too much drinking vary from short-term red eyes too long-term complications of a more serious nature such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and full-blown blindness.… More →

Homeless Eye Health Alliance Launched

Vision Care for Homeless People has started the Homeless Eye Health Alliance. This is a program that is designed to provide eye care to the less fortunate. The charity’s goal is to provide eye care to 40 percent of the homeless population by the year 2020. It is estimated that 31 percent of the homeless population is currently being served… More →

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 →

Financial freedom through investment, Paul Mampilly.

Financial Freedom is something every human being envies. What has been the stumbling block has been how to get to financial freedom that we are talking about. Financial freedom can rarely be achieved through employment. Financial freedom can only be achieved by one having a good flow income from investments that make sense. Investments are important but investing in the… More →

Recent News Article About Eye Health/ Innovations

Failure is the mother of all success; Google has faced major setbacks in trying to launch a social network to rival Facebook. But none the less that did not deter Google from achieving their set goals. It seems Google has something to show for all their hard work.     In an interview by the Congress Google, Facebook and Twitter… More →

Scientists Testing Gene Therapy as a Retinal Disease Cure

The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports on a new form of FDA-recommended treatment being researched relating to hereditary blinding retinal disease, and how they might finally be cured through the use of gene therapy. These treatments would target mutations in the RPE65 gene which has been known to cause early onset blindness in those affected from Leber’s congenital amaurosis, retinitis… More →