An eye examination can identify your age and more about your health

While some believe that the eyes are a window into the soul, new research suggests that they could also reveal key biographical information – such as someone’s gender and age. A study, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, investigated whether artificial intelligence technology could be used to determine risk factors for cardiovascular disease from a retinal … Continued

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Brits shun their sunglasses and ignore the risks

After the long, hot summer that we have recently experienced it comes as a surprise to find out that a recent YouGov survey found that over half (54%) of UK adults never wear sunglasses when they are outdoors in sunshine. The poll also found that 56% were unaware that wearing UV protective eyewear can reduce … Continued

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Artificial corneas produced on a 3-D printer

Newcastle University researchers have successfully produced artificial corneas using a low-cost 3D bio-printer and a unique gel containing human stem cells and a connective tissue material, called collagen. The project holds potential for addressing the international shortage in human donor corneas. The gel, or ‘bio-ink,’ took less than 10 minutes to print into the concentric circles … Continued

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Report highlight shocking lack of eye care in special schools

A recent study by eye charity SeeAbility has shown up large deficiencies in the level of eye care given to children with special and educational needs. SeeAbility has supported over 1,200 special school children across England, providing adjusted eye tests and collecting data. It’s the biggest global study actively reporting on the eye care needs … Continued

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