Next-Generation Contact Lenses May Help Monitor Health.

On its website, KDKA-TV Pittsburgh  reported that next-generation contact lenses, “called ‘smart lenses’…are packed with circuits, sensors and wireless technology — all designed to keep an eye on your health.” Researchers are now testing contact lenses that may someday “replace … Continue reading

Dry Eye Sufferers May Find Relief with Caffeine

Source: disabled-world .com Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s School of Medicine have shown for the first time that caffeine intake can significantly increase the eye’s ability to produce tears, a finding that could improve treatment of dry eye syndrome. … Continue reading

Daily Multivitamin May Lower Risk for Cataracts

Taking a multivitamin supplement daily may stave off development of cataracts in middle-aged and older men, according to an article published online November 21 inOphthalmology. However, there appeared to be no association between daily vitamins and visually significant age-related macular degeneration (AMD). … Continue reading

Stem cells and the future of eye treatment

For patients with retinal and optic nerve conditions, new hope—and new sight—may come from stem cell therapy. A trio of top researchers offered an overview of promising stem cell research during the “Today’s Practice, Tomorrow’s Research” session Oct. 23 at … Continue reading

CES: Using Eye Movements to Control a Computer or TV (Video) – Slashdot

CES: Using Eye Movements to Control a Computer or TV (Video) Posted by Roblimo on Thursday February 21, @12:44PM from the move-your-eyes-instead-of-your-aching-wrists dept. Imagine not being able to move a mouse or use a keyboard to control your computer. Frustrating, … Continue reading

Bionic Eye Implant Will Become Available in Coming Weeks

Source: singularityhub .com The Argus II retinal implant is like a cochlear implant for the blind. It looks like computing goggles such as Google Glass, but it sends the images the eyeglass-mounted visual processing unit detects to a tiny electrode array … Continue reading

Poor Home Lighting May Contribute To Decreased Vision In Seniors.

 HealthDay Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (11/22, Mozes) reports that, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, poor lighting may result in patients in “patients who see perfectly well in their eye doctor’s office…seeing … Continue reading

Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Death Risk for Patients With Vision Loss

FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) — Beside enjoying better eyesight, people who undergo cataract surgery may see another advantage: Those with cataract-related vision loss who have surgery to improve their sight have a lower risk of death than those who … Continue reading