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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Macular Week

June 26th – July 2nd marks National Macular Week designed to raise awareness of this eye condition which is the commonest cause of registerable visual impairment in the UK. As yet the exact causes are unknown but there are steps that you can take to reduce the risk and foremost among them is to stop … Continued

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National Glaucoma Awareness Week

The week of 12th – 18th June is National Glaucoma Awareness Week . What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is one of the leading cause of preventable blindness in the UK; it is estimated that 600.000 people in the UK have the disease with half of those remaining undiagnosed. Over the age of 40 one in 50 … Continued

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London Marathon – David Bull Optometrists represented

Natasha Steele, our newest team member, will be running the London Marathon and will be raising money for Hospice UK. Her training is going well with Natasha and we wish Natasha all the best in April. Any patients who would like to sponsor her efforts would be very welcome – just call into see us.

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