New Laser Scanner Sheds Light on Eye Disease Before Vision Loss Occurs

SFU Engineering Science Professor, Marinko Sarunic, has developed a high resolution retinal imaging scanner that will one day revolutionise eye care, helping ophthalmologists diagnose eye diseases before vision loss occurs. Sarunic’s high-resolution scanner is on the cutting-edge of vision science because it can produce high-resolution, 3D cross-sectional images of the retina, including individual photoreceptors, and [...]

By |2018-01-19T15:56:24+01:00January 19th, 2018|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

New Study Advances Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists stumbled onto a problem: they had trouble getting efficient gene delivery to the cells that act like drains to control fluid pressure in the eye. Genes can’t work until they enter a cell. Glaucoma, one of the most common [...]

By |2018-01-19T15:54:51+01:00January 19th, 2018|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

Drug Treats Retinal Diseases with Drops Instead of Injections

The Spanish firm Sylentis has developed a compound to treat diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, which will be administered by ophthalmic drops instead of intraocular injections. The drug, which has been tested in animals, is a small interfering RNA capable of penetrating the cells of the retina and [...]

By |2018-01-19T15:53:27+01:00January 19th, 2018|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

Are Lipid-Based Products More Effective for Treating Dry Eye Disease?

New treatments for dry eye disease that deliver lipids to the ocular surface are designed to more closely mimic the important tear film lipid layer at the air-water interface in the eye. The range and effectiveness of lipid-based products to treat dry eye disease, including liposome lid sprays, emulsion eye drops, lipid nanoparticles, and lipid-drug [...]

By |2017-11-24T12:32:12+01:00November 24th, 2017|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

New Drug-Free Solution for Dry Eye Sufferers

A study of dry eye sufferers who inserted a handheld neurostimulator device in their nose to make their eyes produce more tears experienced significant relief from their disease, according to research presented at AAO 2017, the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The device gives patients a new, drug-free alternative to lubricating [...]

By |2017-11-24T12:30:56+01:00November 24th, 2017|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

Genetic Testing Recommended for Children at Risk of Eye Cancer

Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counselling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease. This is the consensus of leading ophthalmologists, pathologists and geneticists, who worked for two years to develop the first American guidelines on how to screen for the [...]

By |2017-11-24T12:29:44+01:00November 24th, 2017|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

New Concern Over Undetected ​Vision Problems in Younger Kids

Farsighted younger kids have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated four to 14 per cent of preschoolers have moderate farsightedness, or hyperopia, but it often goes undetected in younger children. When moderate farsightedness is found, glasses aren’t always [...]

By |2017-10-13T10:30:13+01:00October 13th, 2017|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

Novel Software Can Recognise Eye Contact in Everyday Situations

New software detects using only a single camera whether one or even several people establish eye contact with a target object. ‘Until now, if you were to hang an advertising poster in the pedestrian zone, and wanted to know how many people actually looked at it, you would not have had a chance,’ explained Andreas [...]

By |2017-10-13T10:29:11+01:00October 13th, 2017|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

Supplement is Effective for Treating Degenerative Eye Disease

A supplement that combines antioxidants with zinc and copper is a relatively inexpensive and effective means of halting the progression of a certain type of degenerative eye disease, concluded research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Given the costs and side-effects of the current range of drugs used to treat the ‘wet’ form [...]

By |2017-09-22T09:51:49+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Ophthalmology|0 Comments

Eye Changes May Signal Frontotemporal Lobe Degeneration

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that’s often difficult to diagnose accurately. Now in a new study researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found evidence that a simple eye exam and retinal imaging test may help improve that accuracy. Using an inexpensive, non-invasive, eye-imaging technique, the [...]

By |2017-09-22T09:46:19+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Ophthalmology|0 Comments