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

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 [...]

Eye Test to Detect Memory Problems and Dementia Early

The results of a research done at Moorefields Eye Hospital in London was presented recently at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016 in Toronto. The researchers have found a correlation between the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer with some measurable cognitive abilities. This makes sense because retina is an extension of the central nervous system and the changes in the nerve fibres of retina can give a clue about the health of the [...]

2016-11-06T11:44:48+00:00 July 26th, 2016|New Advancements, Research|0 Comments

Study Says the Blue Light Does Not Damage the Eyes

Some studies have shown previously that exposure to LED (light emitting diode) light, especially the shorter wavelength of white light (blue light) can cause damage to the retina induced by oxidative stress. The other sources which emit blue light are computers, tablets, television screens and mobile phones. LED lights as well as the use of digital devices has increased in the last few years and its use is likely to be much more in the [...]

2016-11-07T22:06:16+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Eye Care, Research|0 Comments

The Eye Is A Window To The Body

The eye is a unique organ to have transparent structures such as cornea, lens and vitreous. The transparency of these parts of the eye is vital to its function as an organ for visual perception. The light reflected from the objects around us passes through these parts to reach the retina and the visual information is then conveyed to the brain via the optic nerve. The occipital cortex of the brain actually interprets the visual [...]

2016-11-09T15:19:57+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Eye Facts|0 Comments