Higher cholesterol levels linked with greater risk of glaucoma

Elevated levels of cholesterol has been linked with a higher risk of developing glaucoma in a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. The study involved data from 136,782 participants aged 40 and older. Across the group, 886 cases of primary open-angle

Higher cholesterol levels linked with greater risk of glaucoma

Elevated levels of cholesterol has been linked with a higher risk of developing glaucoma in a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. The study involved data from 136,782 participants aged 40 and older. Across the group, 886 cases of primary open-angle

Smoking ‘damages eyes as well as lungs’

Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists. Despite the clear connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists

Smoking ‘damages eyes as well as lungs’

Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists. Despite the clear connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists

Molecular surgery reshapes living tissue with electricity but no incisions

Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting and suturing, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars. But now, researchers have developed a “molecular surgery” process that uses tiny needles, electric current and 3D-printed molds to quickly

Molecular surgery reshapes living tissue with electricity but no incisions

Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting and suturing, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars. But now, researchers have developed a “molecular surgery” process that uses tiny needles, electric current and 3D-printed molds to quickly

Why screen time can disrupt sleep

For most, the time spent staring at screens — on computers, phones, iPads — constitutes many hours and can often disrupt sleep. Now, Salk Institute researchers have pinpointed how certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our

Why screen time can disrupt sleep

For most, the time spent staring at screens — on computers, phones, iPads — constitutes many hours and can often disrupt sleep. Now, Salk Institute researchers have pinpointed how certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our

Do babies need sunglasses?

UV rays can damage the eyes of babies and children, ophthalmologists advise – so yes, your baby needs sunglasses in bright sun. Vik Sharma, of the London Ophthalmology Centre, told MadeForMums: “All children should have their eyes protected from sunlight to

Do babies need sunglasses?

UV rays can damage the eyes of babies and children, ophthalmologists advise – so yes, your baby needs sunglasses in bright sun. Vik Sharma, of the London Ophthalmology Centre, told MadeForMums: “All children should have their eyes protected from sunlight to

Simple five-step plan to workplace eye health

Looking after employees’ sight can be one of the most cost-effective and beneficial ways an employer is able to support health and wellbeing in the workplace. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has created a five-step plan to explain the simple ways in

Simple five-step plan to workplace eye health

Looking after employees’ sight can be one of the most cost-effective and beneficial ways an employer is able to support health and wellbeing in the workplace. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has created a five-step plan to explain the simple ways in

Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center,

Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center,