Vision

Too Many People in the UK Are Facing Sight Loss Alone

Stephen Remington | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Stephen Remington

The current reality, though, is that all too often newly diagnosed people are left alone and vulnerable, without access to the support they so desperately need. Confirmation of sight loss is devastating news. And it often comes with no practical advice, counselling, support or guidance. This is a terrible predicament for anyone facing this appalling situation.

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 ...

Brian Westby: A Review

Will Bordell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

It's a good job Forrest Reid didn't write to be famous. Almost seventy years after his death, his novels gather dust in libraries: unthumbed and unadmired. Highly thought of by friends like E.M. Forster and Walter de la Mare during his lifetime, the Ulster writer has since fallen into obscurity. Until now, that is.

Could This Solar-Powered 'Bionic Eye' Be The Cure For Blindness?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a wireless, solar-powered bionic eye that can give sight to blind rats in medical trials. Although it hasn't yet been tes...

Could Your Shortsightedness Be Genetic?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Genetic clues to the cause of short-sightedness have been uncovered that could lead to new treatments. Scientists discovered 24 new genes that help...

Visions of the Past

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

Elections are framed as a clash of personalities, but whilst this adversarial dialogue is engaging, the US election is not a stage of Mortal Kombat. The US election is a complex discourse between different ideas. Sometimes the ideas aren't that different, sometimes they are. The most interesting difference between the policy platforms of the two major parties is the different origins they have.

Heavy Coffee Consumption Linked To Blindness

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new study suggests caffeinated coffee drinkers should limit their intake to reduce their chances of developing vision loss or blindness. Accordin...

Light at The End of the Tunnel

Raconteur Media | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Knowing what to expect from eye care professionals depends on good communication which can empower and reassure patients, as Liz Bestic discovers.

Focus on Eyecare as Sight Loss is Set to Double

Raconteur Media | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Raconteur Media

Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss, yet one in three of us fail to get our eyes checked regularly, writes Peter Archer.

Britain Needs 20/20 Vision

Chris Dreyfus | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Dreyfus

There are many definitions of leadership and equally as many models and paradigms attempting to create a simple solution to delivering successful leadership.

Enter (the Year of) the Dragoness

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laxmi Hariharan

It's not a coincidence that I ended 2011 with an unhealthy fascination for dragons. Watching The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, fascinated by the dragons in the HBO series Kingdom of Thrones, and finally this week meeting up with 10 other dragonesses.