Researchers restore light sensitivity to retina using polymer-based optoelectronic interface
AR glasses are proposed to restore depth perception
New eyeglasses allow you to adjust prescription yourself
Defending against chemical acts of terrorism
Researchers may have found a way to protect us against otherwise deadly chemical attacks, such as the subway sarin incident in Tokyo that left thirteen people dead and thousands more injured or with temporary vision problems. ...
Premature aging seen as issue for AIDS survivors
(AP) -- Having survived the first and worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when he was losing three friends to the disease in a day and undergoing every primitive, toxic treatment that then existed, Peter Greene ...
Eye movement problems common cause of reading difficulties in stroke patients
Visual problems can affect up to two thirds of stroke patients, but can sometimes go undetected if patients do not recognise them as an after-effect of the condition or if they are unable to communicate the problem to their ...
Researchers implicate wayward DNA-repair enzyme in Friedreich's ataxia
Scripps Research Institute scientists have taken a step closer to understanding the cause of Friedreich's ataxia, a debilitating neurological condition that affects tens of thousands of people worldwide, and so far has no ...
The Medical Minute: Pediatric eye safety
Yes, the dog days of summer are upon us; for most families that signals the longstanding tradition of back to school preparation. It’s time to begin the search for the perfect backpack and notebook, shop for new clothing ...
Another dimension to 3-D TVs: Health risks
Teens have been known to play video games until they're glassy-eyed.
British heroin substitute may be associated with wide-ranging sight problems
Children born to mothers prescribed the heroin substitute methadone during pregnancy may be at risk of wide-ranging sight problems, indicates a small study published ahead of print in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Retina implants: location is key
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first UK trial of a promising new retinal implant technique is to be led by Oxford University researchers.
New inherited eye disease discovered
University of Iowa researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease. Now the search is on to find the genetic cause, which investigators hope will increase understanding of more ...
Intel Reader Transforms Printed Text to Spoken Word (w/ Video)
Intel Corporation today announced the Intel Reader, a mobile handheld device designed to increase independence for people who have trouble reading standard print.
Certain type of implanted lenses may be a treatment option for some patients with nearsightedness
Implantable lenses made of a collagen-like substance appear to provide stable correction of moderate to high nearsightedness (myopia) over four years of follow-up, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Op ...