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20 Million of the World’s Blind People Could See Again

Did you know that more than half of the world’s blind population could see again with the right treatment?

A shocking infographic from Focus Clinics shares some truly astonishing statistics about blindness and eye care across the globe, exploring why so many of the world’s blind never receive sight-restoring treatment.

There are many conditions causing blindness that are treatable, and in some cases, reversible.

Common conditions like cataracts steal the sight of millions of people all over the world, but can be cured very easily. In many instances

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Could Spending Too Much Time Indoors Be Damaging Children’s Eyes?

A new scientific study has indicated that children who spend too much time indoors may be putting their eyesight at risk for short-sightedness (myopia).

The study, conducted by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discovered that a specific cell in the retina may dysfunction if insufficient natural light is received. Scientists believe that the cell dysfunction may cause myopia.

Children who spend too much time indoors are likely to lack sufficient natural light. This could lead them to be prone to myopia, the study suggests.

The Newly-Discovered Retinal Cell

The newly-detected

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New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionise Eye Health

Eye health is more important than ever.

With the latest statistics suggesting that a blindness epidemic is on the horizon, it’s evident that more needs to be done across the globe towards improving the way we screen eye diseases and disorders. In answer to this, researchers at the University of Rochester have been developing a new eye imaging technique to change the way that eye health is assessed.

This new technology is the first to ever be able to monitor individual cells at the back of the eye; an area that is often affected with vision loss diseases such as glaucoma. This new way

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Everything You Need to Know About: Cataracts

Every year over 300,000 cataract operations are performed in the UK, making the surgery the most common surgical procedure in Britain today. Although cataracts can affect people of any age, it is in later life that many of us will develop the condition. This guide will explore the essential facts about cataracts, helping you to get to grips with the optical condition.


 
What are cataracts?

Cataracts are a condition that cause vision to become cloudy. The condition affects the

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Glassesgate: Cristiano Ronaldo Could Be In Trouble Over Specs Worn At Contract Signing

There are many moments that spring to mind when we shout out “I was there” or “where were you,” such as the Queen’s coronation in 1953 or who shot Mr. Burns at a pinch.

Moments in history when time stood still just for one second. How about the contract unveiling of one of the best footballers in the world? Possibly.

In today’s modern football world, money and fame has gone mad for many. Streams of supporters wait in line at the airport in the wee hours of the morning like crazed Beatlesque fans.

Or the way in which people will do anything to have just one second with their favourite

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SPEX Sees New Dating App For Glasses Wearers

Dating and love is very much in the air around winter time. You know, that feeling of snuggling up to someone over a roaring fire with Bing Crosby’s dulcet tones on the wireless.

Many strive for the ultimate companion by taking to social media and dating apps to broaden their horizons.  Ranging from Tinder to JCrush, there are a host of dating apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

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Looking for love can prove to be a minefield full of mishaps and crazy dating capers.  But what about if you are a glasses wearer? Well

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Blind Man Sees Using Bionic Eye

Bionic Vision System Helps Blind Man See

Whilst glasses are the obvious option for those who struggle with their eyesight, for people who suffer from total blindness, there have been very few options available, until very recently. A pioneering system called the Iris II, made by Pixium is currently being trialled in a small selection of specialist eye hospitals across Europe, so far four patients have been implanted with the device and ten further have been granted permission to undergo this procedure at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

The device (pictured below) aims to restore some vision to patients suffering with various conditions

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