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25/11/2020 - Severe COVID-19 risk with diabetic retinopathy
People with diabetic retinopathy are at a raised risk if they become infected with COVID-19, a study has found. More

06/11/2020 - Gene therapy regenerates optic nerve
New treatments for glaucoma are a step closer after gene therapy was found to regenerate damaged nerve fibres in the eye, British researchers say. More

16/09/2020 - UK sight charity report urges action
A new report has been released on the personal and economic costs of sight loss in the UK. More

13/03/2020 - Glaucoma gene therapy shows lab promise
Promising gene editing techniques have been used to treat glaucoma in the lab, it has been announced. More

10/01/2020 - Patients lose sight because of "inadequate eye services"
Inadequate hospital eye services in England are contributing to dozens of patients losing their sight because of treatment delays, according to an official investigation. More

26/11/2019 - Glaucoma risk link to air pollution
People living in polluted areas could face increased risk of developing glaucoma, researchers warned last night. More

14/08/2018 - AI proves effective at eye diagnosis
Scientists have unveiled an artificial intelligence system that can identify more than 50 eye diseases as accurately as medical experts. More

22/05/2018 - Genetic variants that could predict glaucoma risk
More than 100 genetic variants have been identified that could help to predict the risk of developing glaucoma, a joint UK-US study has revealed. More

27/06/2017 - Magnets used to treat nystagmus
Magnets have been used for the first time to treat a condition nystagmus. More

11/04/2017 - 'Poppers' may cause retinal damage
The changing chemical composition of 'poppers' carries a risk of retinal damage, ophthalmologists warn today. More

15/11/2016 - GP plea on pink eye
Too many nurseries are treating infective conjunctivitis in infants as a medical crisis, overwhelming local GP surgeries, according to a new analysis. More

18/08/2016 - Eye test for Parkinson's?
Changes in the retina could be used to identify Parkinson's disease in its earliest stages, British researchers say today. More

09/05/2016 - Gene therapy to aid sight loss
Patients are enjoying good outcomes for the use of retinal gene therapy to treat choroideremia, a rare inherited cause of severe sight loss, researchers have reported. More

24/03/2016 - Increased vitamin C in diet linked to cataract reduction
Increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables rich in vitamin C could help to reduce the risk of cataracts by as much as one third, a study has revealed today (24 March, 2016). More

29/02/2016 - STI chlamydia can swap genes with trachoma strain
Genomic sequencing of Chlamydia trachomatis has for the first time revealed a link between sexually transmitted diseases and a leading global cause of blindness. More

18/02/2016 - Progress on blinding trachoma
Research on the world's most common cause of blindness, trachoma, has led to the identification of small molecules that are linked to severity of the disease, it has been announced. More

13/01/2016 - Hopes for river blindness vaccine
Scientists working on a vaccine against river blindness, or onchocerciasis, have identified three potential vaccine compounds that could offer protection, it was announced yesterday. More

12/05/2015 - Computers may contribute to growing myopia
Improved education may be contributing to growing rates of short-sightedness across Europe, researchers have reported. More

18/02/2015 - Eye disease causes hallucinations
GPs confronted with a patient complaining of hallucinations might just need to check their eye-sight, campaigners have warned. More

08/01/2015 - Next step for eye gene therapy
British scientists are hoping to make gene therapy work for patients with a rare eye disease but say only some will benefit. More

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