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Eye Mask Being Trialled at Moorfields to Help Diabetics

A mask, worn at night, that emits green light is being trialled at Moorfields. It helps prevent progression of diabetic changes in the eyes. It is hoped that it will be available through the NHS soon.

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Eye Drop, Lanosterol, Reverses The Opacification In Some Forms Of Cataracts

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide, affecting tens of millions of people, and currently the only treatment is surgical removal. In this study the researchers looked at two families with congenital cataracts. The researchers gave the families eye drops containing lanosterol. The treatment was found to significantly decrease the opacification. The drops were also found to work in animal studies. This research points to a different treatment for cataract prevention
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Research About Dyslexia Attracts Criticism

You may have seen the stories in the media recently about dyslexia and vision, including ‘Forget colour overlays – dyslexia is not a vision problem’ in New Scientist and ‘Dyslexia not linked to eyesight’ says study on BBC News. These stories followed publication of the article ‘Ophthalmic Abnormalities and Reading Impairment’ by Creavin et al.

Since then the study has received much criticism. The  tests that the researchers carried out were very coarse and were not the tests that are recommended to detect the visual problems associated with dyslexia. The paper did not investigate the effects of coloured filters nor look for Visual Stress or pattern glare.

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A Driver, Blind In One Eye, Failed To Stop At Red Light

A driver who is blind in her left eye and had been passed fit to drive, went through a red light and struck a man on a crossing leaving him fatally injured. For more information click here

Those who have lost their vision in one eye may take months to adapt to the changes as they may have problems judging distances or seeing objects on one side

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Bacteria on Contact Lenses

Scientists in New York swabbed the eyes of contact wearers and non wearers and found an increased amount of bacteria on the surface of the eyes of contact lens wearer. Could this be the reason why contact lens wearers are more prone to eye infection?

http://www.optometry.co.uk/news-and-features/news/?article=7369

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Moorfields to Collaborate on Chinese Glaucoma Study

Moorfields to collaborate on Chinese glaucoma study- on whether selective laser trabeculectomy, which aims to improve the drainage of fluid from the eye, offers a better result for glaucoma patients. For more information click here