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

What Does LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Feel Like?

George Chesterton describes how he underwent LASIK surgery by Professor Dan Reinstein at London Vision Clinic. One eye was treated for myopia (far-sightedness) and the other eye was treated for presbyopia. George was amazed at how fast the procedure was and that there was absolutely no pain during and after the procedure. In the weeks before the procedure I underwent 95 individual tests at the clinic until I was declared suitable for the surgery. One [...]

2017-02-28T09:43:55+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Lifestyle, 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

Ophthalmic Equipment Market to Grow and Expand Rapidly

USA, Canada, Europe, India and China are the biggest markets for the ophthalmic equipment and devices. With rapidly changing technology, ophthalmology practice will see significant growth in the coming years. Global ophthalmology device market has emerged as one of the growing segments in medical devices market, due to increased demand of ophthalmology devices for treatment of eye diseases. Moreover, increasing prevalence of eye disorders, aging population, increasing government investment towards research activities and technical advancements [...]

2017-01-18T14:19:17+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Equipment, Technology|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

What Is SMILE Laser And How It Is Different From LASIK Eye Surgery

SMILE laser eye surgery is a relatively new technology used for improving the vision by applying laser to the lens as well as the cornea. SMILE stands for Small incision lenticule extraction. In this technique, a small lenticular or disc of corneal tissue is removed with femtosecond laser. While in LASIK surgery, a flap is made on the surface of cornea to ablate the inner tissue, in SMILE surgery the lenticule or disc is removed from [...]

2016-11-18T18:47:17+00:00 November 18th, 2016|New Advancements, Technology|0 Comments

Multi-Pronged Approach to Treat Blindness Considered As Incurable

This is not science fiction. The future is closer than we think. Dr. José-Alain Sahel, chairman of Pitt’s Department of Ophthalmology and director of UPMC Eye Center plans to treat blindness caused by diseases such as glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration by his research centred around three approaches: 1. Cameras and processors which convert light energy into impulses which can be perceived by the brain. 2. Genetic therapies which enhance sensing and processing [...]

2016-11-06T09:57:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|New Advancements, Research, Technology|1 Comment

‘3nethra Neo’ to Detect Retinopathy of Prematurity in Premature Babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition of retina which affects premature newborns with low birth weight. Two risk factors for ROP are associated systemic illnesses and high concentration of oxygen which is usually given to premature babies. A company based in Bengaluru, India 'Forus Health' has developed an imaging system which they call as '3nethra Neo'. This is a hand-held and easy-to-use device to detect cases of retinopathy of prematurity. "There is no moving [...]

Allergan Introduces an Innovative Treatment of Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition caused by insufficient volume or function of the tear film which results into surface disease of the eyes. It is a difficult condition to treat especially if it is of moderate to severe degree. The conventional treatment includes artificial tears and lubricants in the form of eye drops and ointments, prevention of drainage of whatever little tear is produced by punctal occlusion, use of contact lenses and rarely gland transplantation. [...]

2016-11-06T12:08:07+00:00 July 24th, 2016|Technology, Treatment|0 Comments

Role of iStent in Glaucoma Surgery

A new device 'iStent' (a tiny L-shaped tube about one millimetre long) is used in modern glaucoma surgeries. It ensures the patency of the channel which is surgically created to facilitate outflow of aqueous from the eye in order to keep the intraocular pressure in the normal range. It is now increasingly being used by glaucoma surgeons all over the world with good surgical results. As the name suggests, the iStent injection involves the surgical [...]

2016-11-06T12:25:15+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Technology, Treatment|0 Comments