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oculocutaneous albinism

New stem cell model of albinism to study related eye conditions

First patient-derived stem cell model for studying eye conditions related to oculocutaneous albinism developed by the National Eye Institute Lead author of the report, Doctor Aman George from the National Eye Institute (NEI) stated that “this ‘disease-in-a-dish’ system will help us understand how the absence of pigment in albinism leads...
ophthalmic conditions

Academic and translational research for ophthalmic conditions

Professor Sheardown shows C20/20 Innovation Hub at McMaster University leading the way for ophthalmic academic and translational research
sjögren’s

Sjögren’s syndrome: A call for more visibility and solutions

European federation Sjögren Europe’s board members emphasise the need for research into this underrepresented and “invisible” condition
audio universe

Sounds of the Universe: Inclusive experience for visually impaired astronomers

New project to allow blind or partially sighted individuals to ‘hear’ the universe is providing a more inclusive side to astronomy This research is offering a way for visually impaired children in particular to get to touch with astronomy and maybe spark a lifetime interest in the topic. What is the...
therapy eye diseases, I27-breg

NIH discover new potential therapy for eye diseases

A new study shows promise for future therapies for blinding eye diseases, uveitis and multiple sclerosis.
children's eyesight, pandemic

The impact of the pandemic on children’s eyesight

Max Halford, Clinical Lead at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, discusses the impact of the pandemic on children’s eyesight across the UK.
Myopia management

Myopia management: Looking after the “other” pandemic

Max Halford FBCO CL, Clinical Lead at Association of British Dispensing Opticians, turns our thoughts towards the “other” pandemic, myopia management.
periorbital hyperpigmentation

What causes periorbital hyperpigmentation and how can you treat it?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, tells us all about periorbital hyperpigmentation, including what causes it and how it can be treated.
hyperpigmentation

What is hyperpigmentation and how can it be prevented?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, tells us all about hyperpigmentation including the different types, the causes and the treatment options.
vision-related conditions

Treating vision-related conditions

Professor Heather Sheardown from McMaster University provides detail about treating vision-related conditions, including injectable, in situ gelling systems.
dispensing opticians

The role of dispensing opticians in eye care

Max Halford FBDO CL, Clinical Lead from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, charts the importance of delivering the highest standards of practice and care when it comes to our eyes.
moonshot

Philanthropists must follow the governments lead and take a moonshot approach

James Chen, a philanthropist, discusses how philanthropists can follow the governments lead on addressing moonshot issues.
digital eye strain

What are the symptoms of digital eye strain and how can it be treated?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the symptoms of digital eye strain and explains what can be done to treat it.
artificial tear substitutes, dry eye

Polymers and polymer-based drug delivery in the treatment of dry eye disease

Professor Heather Sheardown, C20/20 Ophthalmic Materials Innovation Hub, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, explores how polymers can be used to treat dry eye disease.
dispensing optics

The science and art of dispensing optics

The science and art of dispensing optics are ever dynamic, writes Daryl Newsome from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. Opticians must adopt new technology, adapt their practice of dispensing and take ownership of innovation, he argues.
child’s vision

The impact of remote learning on your child’s vision

Roshni Patel BSc (Hons) MCOptom, Professional Services Manager at Lenstore, discusses how learning at home and spending more time indoors might have an effect on your child’s eyes and what you can do to mitigate any problems.
new gene therapy, OPA1

New gene therapy for eye disease developed in Ireland

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy for an eye disease that leads to progressive loss of vision.
eye care sector

Technology and development in the eye care sector

Nick Walsh, Sector Skills Development Officer at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, shares his thoughts and predictions on technology and development in the eye care sector.
digital eye strain, eye strain, blue light

Blue light blight: Everything you need to know about digital eye strain

Nimesh Shah, Marketing Director at Feel Good Contacts, explores how blue light from your devices can cause digital eye strain and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.
reverse vision loss, eye

New cell injection technique could reverse vision loss

Researchers at the University of Toronto Engineering tried co-injection of both retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) cells and photoreceptor cells to reverse vision loss.

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