Archive for Retina
Research currently underway by scientists from the University College London believe Alzheimer’s and other diseases could be detected by a simple and inexpensive eye test that could be available from high street practices within the next five years.
The non-invasive method uses fluorescent markers, which enable early indication of brain cell death by attaching to dying cells on the retina. The dying cells absorb the fluorescent dye which show up as green dots. (Image Below)
These experiments are currently being tested on mice, but the first human trials could...
A varied and balanced diet should supply us with sufficient quantities of all the vitamins and trace elements needed to keep us in good health, but if you are particularly concerned about protecting your eyes and vision, there are several specific nutrients that can be easily incorporated into everyday eating. Of course, the shelves of health food shops are stacked with a wide range of supplements that can aid eye health, but the fact that the three main vitamin groups that protect eyes are found in so many everyday foods...
This week we have 7 articles to share with you relating to the health of your eyes, please share these articles with your friends and family to promote Eye Health Awareness week 2010, together we can make a difference to encourage regular eye examinations.
What is the Macula?
The Macula is a very small part of the retina that converts the light entering the eye into an image. This delicate tissue is situated at the very center of the retina and is accountable for our central vision...
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness, believed to affect more than 70 million people worldwide. A study by the National research strategy for ophthalmology discovered that 500,000 people in England and Wales alone suffer from some type of Glaucoma, that’s about two out of 100 people over the age of 40, and astonishingly half of these people are gradually losing their sight and completely unaware of their condition. Future Sight Loss UK who analyze the incidence, distribution and possible control of diseases...
Gordon Brown recently had his annual eye check up at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, a statement from 10 Downing street said that surgeons discovered two tears to his retina of his remaining good eye.
Mr Brown said “I had been to see my doctors, they looked at my eyes. I did have a lot of operations when i was young, i went through quite a difficult time. They managed to save my eyesight and it is not deteriorating, everything is fine”
Further operations are not required as surgeons...
We were very interested and excited to hear the news of a man who says he can now see flashes of light for the first time since he lost his sight 30 years ago thanks to a new bionic eye.
It sounds like science fiction, but it is a great sign of what might actually be possible in the future. Ron, who is in his seventies had the experimental surgery seven months ago and now says he can follow white lines on the road and even sort out his socks...
Following on from a recent post regarding our glasses guide – guide to buying glasses online article, we have now posted a new article for those interested in learning a little bit about the structure of the eye, this article covers the following areas:
- Crystalline Lens
- Optic Nerve
To read more, please view the article found here: glasses guide – guide to buying glasses online