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Metformin Reduces The Risk of Glaucoma

Metformin hydrochloride, used in the treatment of diabetes, has been found to reduce the risk of open angle glaucoma by 20%. For more information click here

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NICE has recommended more treatments

NICE has recommended aflibercept solution for injection (Eylea, Bayer Pharma), and dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex, Allergan) as possible treatment options for some people with diabetic macular oedema.

http://www.nice.org.uk/news/press-and-media/nice-says-yes-to-two-eye-treatments-for-treating

 

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Eye Health Week

Eye Health Week is the 21 -27th September this year

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One-Inch Worm Removed From 17-year-old Boy’s Eye

One-inch worm removed from 17-year-old boy’s eye after one month.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/oneinch-worm-removed-from-17yearold-boys-eye-after-one-month-10296156.html

 

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Boy Born With No Ears Gets Sunglasses Wish

A boy who was born without ears has been granted his wish of wearing sunglasses for the first time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33020182

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With New Smart Phone App Eye Testing In More Remote Areas Possible

A Smart phone app has been produced to provide effective eye testing, which should make measurements of what people can see easier, in more remote areas of the world. For further information please click here

 

 

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Guide Dogs Charity Call To Stop Pavement Parking

Guide Dogs Charity call for The Government to produce a Bill to outlaw parking on the pavement. For more information click here

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Independant Newspaper Highlights Acanthamoeba Infection

The Independant Newspaper highlights the risk of Acanthamoeba Infection caused by using tap water with contact lenses. For more information click here

 

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A Practical Guide To Improving Lighting In Existing Homes

The Terence Pocklington Trust have published advice on improving lighting in existing homes. Their publications are always very informative and well written. Please click here to read more