Eye Health

Volunteering Abroad Renews Your Sense Of Pride And Faith In The NHS

Manish Raval | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Manish Raval

I'm an anaesthetist and volunteer for blindness prevention charity Orbis. We operate the Flying Eye Hospital, which is a teaching facility with both a...

Boots And Vision Express ‘Misled’ Customers On Danger Of Blue Light From Screens

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Vision Express and Boots have been “misleading” customers about the effects of blue light emitted from computer and phone screens, according to a ...

British Surgeons Perform World's First Robotic Eye Operation

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Tech

British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye, paving the way for a revolution in ocular surgery. ...

These Gifs Show What It's Really Like To Be Colour Blind

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in 12 men and one in 200 women in the UK suffer from colour vision deficiency, or “colour blindness”, as it’s more colloquially known...

Glaucoma Patients Could Have Their Blindness Reversed With New Treatment

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech

Glaucoma patients could have “irreversible” eye damage reversed after a breakthrough in optical nerve treatment. The study in mice, conducted by t...

Moorfields Eye Hospital Shares One Million Eye Scans With Google DeepMind

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Tech

Google DeepMind and Moorfields Eye Hospital have joined forces to apply artificial intelligence to analyse more than a million eye scans in an attempt...

New Treatment Means Some Types Of Blindness Can Be Reversed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Tech

Vision loss that was previously considered irreversible can actually be partially reversed and patients given “significant vision improvement” acc...

Hundreds Of Tiny Parasitic Mites May Be Living In Your Eyelashes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you love nothing more than snuggling up close with your pets, you may want to book an appointment with your doctor or optician. Demodex mites, als...

Five Reasons Your Body (And Mind) Wants You to Drink More Water

Tayana Simons | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It may seem obvious. I mean we all know it; we've been told for years. We should all be drinking between 2 and 3 liters of water a day. It makes sense as after all, humans are made up of around 60% water.

Test Your Eyesight (Part Two): What's Hidden In The Shapes?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week many people were left baffled by a hidden image in a red dot. Now, we hope to extend the nation's befuddlement with not one, but two...

Test Your Eyesight: What's Hidden In The Red Dot?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're worried your eyesight is a bit naff, then you definitely need to try this. The 'Red Dot Test' is the latest viral sensation to boggle the na...

Toddler Loses Eye After Doctors Took Months To Diagnose Cancer, Mum Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Parents

A two-year-old girl was forced to have one of her eyes removed after doctors took months to diagnose her with cancer, her mum has claimed. Stephan...

This Fake Optician's Letter 'From The NHS' Has Made A Lot Of People Laugh

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A freelance designer has sent the internet into fits of giggles after staging an optician's letter from the NHS in a gigantic font. The letter read...

This Is What It's Like To Live With Eye Conditions Such As Glaucoma

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy affect thousands of people in the UK every year. But if yo...

Government in the Dark Over the State of UK Eye Health

Mike Daw | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mike Daw

This autumn, a group of cross-party MPs posed questions to the Department of Health, in an attempt to gather information on the current state of the U...

Warning Over Halloween Contact Lenses After Woman Suffers Allergic Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Update: Eye Casions have contacted us with comment, which we have added to the feature. An eye care provider is warning Brits about the potential d...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Mike Daw | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK
Mike Daw

Most of us would consider our sight to be one of the most important senses, and fear the impact that sight loss would have on our independence. But eye health, in comparison with other diseases, is still largely neglected by medical research funding.

Seeing Our Way to a Healthy Future

Mike Daw | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Daw

Research can make a huge difference, 25 years ago a corneal transplant had a 50/50 chance of success - now it has a 90 percent chance. Cataract procedures are now routine, laser eye surgery is nowadays a very safe procedure - but that is only through years of research.

The Country's Eye Health Picture Is Unclear

Jade Etherington | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Jade Etherington

Skiing for my country during the Sochi Paralympic Games was one of the proudest moments of my life, but it is not an opportunity I would have had were it for experiencing one of the most frightening experiences a person can go through - losing your sight...

99% Of Contact Lens Wearers Are Risking Their Eye Health. Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lens wearers are putting themselves at risk of serious eye infections after neglecting basic hygiene rules, a study has shown. The report p...

This Online Sight Test Is The Most Addictive Thing You Will Do Today

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Do you have the eyes of a hawk, or are you as blind as a bat when it comes to seeing colours? A new online test will tell you how good your colour ...

What Is Glaucoma And Should You Be Worried About It?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that more than 500,000 people have glaucoma in England and Wales, yet many more people may be living with the condition. Any damage...

Contact Lenses May Increase Your Risk Of Eye Infections

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Contact lenses may increase the risk of eye infections by altering the make-up of bacteria living on the eyeball, research has shown.Researchers found...

Sight-Saving Surgery For Baby With Tumour Could Leave Him Blind

Barcroft | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The parents of a baby suffering from a large growth over his eye that could blind him claim the NHS wait for treatment left them no option but to beg ...

Woman's Eyeballs Burst During Driving Lesson

Mercury Press & Media | Ian Mitchelmore | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman suffers from a rare condition that means her eyeballs have burst three times. Liz Hodgkinson, 30, first discovered she had symptoms of ker...