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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Daily cuppa lowers glaucoma risk by 74%

A recent study by a team of researchers in the US has shown that drinking at least one cup of hot tea each day could help to put off eye disease. The study found that a cuppa lowers the risk of developing glaucoma by 74%; it also examined the effects of other drinks but found that only … Continued

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