Eyesight

Why Every Eye Clinic in the UK Should Have Access to a Sight Loss Adviser

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

It changes your life when you are told 'You are losing your sight and there's nothing more we can do'. Imagine hearing this news and then being left to get on with your everyday life without any extra support.

Sight Loss May Be Prevented By Regular Walking, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regular walking may protect the eyes and help prevent age-related vision loss, research has suggested. Tests on mice showed that moderate exercise ...

Pioneering Gene Therapy Reverses Genetic Blindness Disorders

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new gene therapy trial to reverse blindness caused by a rare genetic disease has proved successful. Around 50,000 people in the UK have choroideremi...

'Cat Vision' Study Shows How Animals Really See The World

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Tech

A team of French designers and researchers have revealed what they say is the most accurate visualisation yet of how cats and other animals really see...

'Sight-Saving' Drug Could Save Eyesight

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Campaigners today welcomed the approval of a potentially sight-saving treatment for people with a debilitating eye condition. The health watchdog r...

Eye Drops Could Be Used To Fight Blindness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cholesterol-lowering eye drops could be used to treat a common cause of blindness, research suggests. Scientists found a link between high choleste...

International Women's Day 2013: The Inspirational Work of Lady Health Workers across Asia

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Caroline Harper

Women in developing countries face massive barriers in accessing health care due to cultural restrictions, geographical limitations, and discrimination because of their gender. One of the most inspirational groups of women I've met during my travels - women who are breaking through these barriers everyday - are the female health workers of Asia.

How Healthy Are Your Eyes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

To mark World Sight Day, HuffPost UK Lifestyle set out to find the top ways to prevent sight loss. According to Ian Grierson, professor of ophthalm...

When Was Your Last Sight Test? (PLUS Tips For Healthy Eyes)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It's National Eye Health Awareness Week and optometrists are calling on people to take better care of their eyes. Research found that around five m...

Michael Rundle

EyeSight: The Company Making Minority Report A Reality (Finally)

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Tech

Along with jetpacks, moon bases and robot dogs that can fetch you a cup of tea, one of the most-requested 'future tech' products we get asked about al...

Why Asia Is Suffering From A ‘Bad Eyesight Epidemic’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Around 90% of Asian school leavers suffer from shortsightedness, with experts warning that China, Japan and South Korea are in the grip of a bad eyesi...

The Warnings are There for a Reason!

Brendan O' Brien | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK
Brendan O' Brien

We always try and stress the importance of lens hygiene and how important it is to remove your contacts before you go to sleep. However, most of the t...

High Latitude Humans Have Bigger Brains

The Huffington Post | Rob Smith | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK

Human populations living further away from the equator have, on average, larger brains and larger eyes than equatorial populations, according to a new...