London: Clarymist is the first product of its kind to offer fast, effective relief from Dry Eye Syndrome, a rapidly increasing problem. Current options are messy and inconvenient but now with this great new treatment – one quick spray … Continue reading
WORCESTER, Mass: US scientists have used stem cells to slow vision loss in rats suffering from a similar disease to macular degeneration, says a report in the journal Cloning and Stem Cells. The finding supports the idea of trying the … Continue reading
Boston: The leading cause of blindness in the elderly, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), may be accelerated by regular diet of “high glycemic index” foods. People with AMD are also likely to suffer from other health problems such as cognitive impairment, … Continue reading
Harvard: Deteriorating eyesight in older people is accelerated by a poor diet, smoking and being overweight, say doctors at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of vision loss … Continue reading
Durham: Medical researchers in the US are investigating the use of stem cells for eye diseases. Early findings at Duke University indicate that stem cells may benefit those suffering from glaucoma, macular degeneration and the effects of diabetes. Ophthalmology researcher … Continue reading
Cambridge: Passive smoking almost doubles the risk of the progressively degenerative eye disease, age related macular degeneration, shows research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The macula lies at the centre of retina at the back of the eye. Its … Continue reading
London: 13 million smokers in the UK are doubling their chances of sight loss later life according to definitive new research published on RNIB Eye Test Action Day – September 7. The link between smoking and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) … Continue reading
London: A new eye implant, a hinged lens which allows the eye to focus naturally, has been developed by scientists for use in cataract surgery. Cataracts, more common in the elderly, causes a clouding of the eye’s lens, leading to … Continue reading
London: Scientists based at the Centre for Sight in East Grinstead have become the first UK team to use adult stem cells in treating blindness. Their success mirrors similar work conducted by Indian scientists based at the LV Prasad Eye … Continue reading
Lead in drinking water pipes could increase the risk of cataracts, it has emerged. Researchers claim a build-up of lead in the body over the years from older plumbing systems could help trigger the eye disorder. U.S. scientists working on … Continue reading
Sanpaku means ‘three whites’, and is a Japanese term. People with Sanpaku eyes have an iris that is turned upwards so the white is clearly visible on three sides and in the Orient it is thought to show poor diet … Continue reading
The most common cause is usually cosmetics, mainly because of adverse reactions to ingredients are often responsible for eye irritation, allergy and infection. Bacteria can contaminate old makeup, causing eye infections.
Eyes tinged with yellow may mean a liver complaint or infection. Check with your GP.
Little white spots on the eyelids may indicate that there is too much fat in the blood. These are also known as milia and can be removed by a doctor.
A milky-white ring around the edge of the eye’s cornea – the transparent circular part of the front of the eyeball – is usually called arcus senilis. It is probably caused by fat and means there are highlevels of fat … Continue reading
Red blotches appearing infrequently on the whites of the eyes are not dangerous. However, more persistent ones could be an indication of high blood pressure which causes blood capillaries in the eye to expand and sometimes burst leaving red marks.
Possibly a sign of diabetes or a violent form of macular degeneration, where part of the retina begins to age prematurely and lose function. You should go to an eye specialist as soon as possible.
When the skin inside your lower lids looks pale pink rather than bright pink, this usually means you are anaemic and lacking iron, which is crucial for the healthy production of red blood cells.
This is usually caused by poor lighting at work and over exposure to computer screens. In addition emotional stress can be damaging to the eye because stress inhibits the absorption of essential B vitamins that help keep eye muscles strong. … Continue reading
Entropion, a condition in which the eyelid turns inwards so that the lashes rub on the eye, or ectropion, in which the eyelid droops away from the eye, exposing the inner surface of the lid. Although these are not serious … Continue reading
Often the first sign of a migraine. Symptoms can often be eased by self-help measures, such as taking painkillers, drinking plenty of fluids and resting in a dark, quiet room. A doctor should be consulted.
Possibly as a result of vascular problems as a result of poor circulation. Other causes include parasites in the intestine and a lack of absorption of essential minerals and vitamins.
A reduction in oestrogen post-menopause can be the cause of dry-eye syndrome. Humidifying the environment may help and you can also buy special tear drops but over-the-counter preparations should be used with caution as they are only intended for short-term … Continue reading
A droopy eyelid can indicate a muscular problem or nerve damage and you should see an eye specialist.
This can be an indication of nerve damage and you should consult a doctor immediately.