Eye Health

  • Poppers’ may cause retinal damage

    The changing chemical composition of ‘poppers’ carries a risk of retinal damage, ophthalmologists warn today. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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). Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • Computers may contribute to growing myopia

    Improved education may be contributing to growing rates of short-sightedness across Europe, researchers have reported. Read more

  • Eye disease causes hallucinations

    GPs confronted with a patient complaining of hallucinations might just need to check their eye-sight, campaigners have warned. Read more