Smart Glasses With Auto-Adjustment of Power

Scientists at University of Utah have developed a pair of glasses which have the ability to auto-adjust the focus of the lenses in the glasses. This will be very useful to the people who don't want to use bifocal or progressive glasses. The lenses in the glasses are flexible and can change shape - they can become more curved to help near vision and flatter for distance vision. So whether you need glasses for short-sightedness, [...]

2017-04-06T20:48:52+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Glasses and Lenses, New Advancements|0 Comments

Steroid Eye Drops May Not Be Needed After Cataract Surgery

After cataract surgery, in fact after majority of eye surgeries, a steroid eye drop such as dexamethasone, prednisolone or fluorometholone is used to reduce inflammation caused by the surgery and to promote healing. This post-operative steroid eye drops treatment is used for 4-6 weeks after surgery. It is a bit of inconvenience to the patient to use the eye drops for such a long time. Now to avoid that, a dexamethasone insert is being studied [...]

2017-04-06T20:17:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|New Advancements, Treatment|0 Comments

Is It Possible to Use Stem Cell Treatment for Eyes to Restore Vision?

The cornea is a transparent structure at the front of the eye and is mainly responsible for focusing of incoming light rays on the retina for clear vision. The health of cornea is maintained by stem cells present at the junction of cornea and sclera (the white part of the eye) called as limbus. If the limbal stem cells themselves are damaged, the healing of corneal tissue becomes impaired. Scientists at University of Georgia’s Regenerative [...]

2017-03-18T22:00:17+00:00 March 18th, 2017|New Advancements, Research|0 Comments

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment or Cure Possible?

In degenerative conditions like retinitis pigmentosa, the cells (mainly rods) which absorb light and convert the light energy into electrical energy gradually die. The resultant loss of vision is irreversible. For now, there is no treatment available for retinitis pigmentosa. Scientist all over the world are working on solutions to enhance vision and prevent blindness in such cases. There seems to be a breakthrough in retinitis pigmentosa research now. Guglielmo Lanzani and colleagues of the [...]

New Glasses by eSight give Useful Vision to the Legally Blind

A Toronto company eSight has introduced a new device which will help legally bling people see again. It's useful for those who have lost central vision but have some residual peripheral vision. eSight believes that about 200 million people worldwide with visual acuity of 20/70 to 20/1200 could be potential candidates for its glasses. That number includes people with a variety of disabling eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular albinism, Stargardt’s disease, [...]

2017-03-03T19:04:53+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|New Advancements, Technology|0 Comments

UK Hospitals Use Robots in Eye Surgeries

Robots have been used in the past for surgeries on larger organs but now in some hospitals in UK, eye surgeries are being performed with the help of robots. This is part of a trial funded by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. The robotic device, developed by a Dutch company, reportedly acts as a ‘mechanical hand with seven independent computer-controlled motors’ and helps eliminate the risk of unwanted tremors as surgeons can use a ‘joystick’ to [...]

2017-01-18T14:38:04+00:00 January 18th, 2017|New Advancements, Technology|0 Comments

Xen Gel Stent for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Another stent for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. It has been approved by FDA and will be in use in the USA in 2017. It has been found to be effective in refractory glaucoma. Patients have to use less anti-glaucoma medication after the surgery. The principle of any glaucoma surgery is to create a communication between the anterior chamber and an external space where the aqueous can drain. This reduces the pressure in the eye and the [...]

2017-02-28T10:00:48+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|New Advancements|0 Comments

Ex-Press Mini Glaucoma Shunt: The New Age Small Incision Glaucoma Surgery

The last few decades have witnessed smaller incision cataract surgery. Now extending the same logic of early healing, lesser chances of complications and faster recovery to glaucoma surgeries, we are now witnessing increasing number of smaller incision glaucoma filtration surgery. Ex-Press Mini shunt is one such example. The Ex-Press Mini Glaucoma Shunt was originally developed by Optonol, Ltd. (Neve Ilan, Israel) for implantation under the conjunctiva for controlling intraocular pressure (IOP). This biocompatible device is [...]

2016-12-03T20:48:44+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|New Advancements|0 Comments

Future Of Gene Therapy For Corneal Diseases Causing Blindness

Cornea is an important part of the eye required for clear vision. Even microscopic changes in cornea can cause moderate to severe reduction in vision. These changes may be the result of various pathological processes, for instance infection, injury, metabolic disorders and degenerative changes. Depending on the cause, medical and surgical treatments including corneal transplantation and keratoprosthesis surgeries are used to achieve optimal vision. But we should probably expect much more. According to Dr. Stephen [...]

2016-11-20T21:00:01+00:00 November 20th, 2016|New Advancements, Treatment|0 Comments

Are Bionic Eyes For Real?

When people with significant visual compromise wish for a treatment or cure, they don't expect more than some medical or traditional surgical procedures. The truth is we are fast approaching an age where bionic eyes not very different from what we saw in the science fiction movies 'Terminator' series are being developed with promising results. With an estimated 285 million people worldwide with visual impairment, many treatments and technological innovations have long been in development. [...]

2016-11-18T19:34:31+00:00 November 18th, 2016|New Advancements, Technology|0 Comments