Is Technology Damaging Our Eyesight?

Is Technology Damaging Our Eyesight?

With more and more of us using our mobiles, tablets and computers on a daily basis, it also seems that vision-related problems are on the rise. Although researchers suggest that staring at screens won’t cause permanent damage, frequent use can exacerbate problems with...
Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Ongoing trials attempting to find the cure for blindness are being carried out by surgeons in London. Groundbreaking human embryonic stem research has lead to an operation being performed on an anonymous 60 year old woman with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) at...
An Introduction to Floaters

An Introduction to Floaters

Floaters are tiny spots that seems to drift in front of the eyes but do not block vision. Floaters often develop as part of the eye’s natural ageing process and it is not usually possible to prevent them. Most people notice them more in well-lit rooms or outdoors on a...
An Introduction to Glaucoma

An Introduction to Glaucoma

Glaucoma is not one disease but a collection of different diseases marked by loss of the fibres within the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. Glaucoma can eventually damage the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain. Most of the time, the first sign of...