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Relocation of UCL IoO and Moorfields to new King’s Cross site gets green light to progress

Plans for project Oriel – the building of a new world-leading eye-care and research centre in central London – have just been given the go-ahead by a special ‘Committee in Common’ (14 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups from in and around London).

Gene therapy approach could pave the way for treatment of Stargardt disease

A leading Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford has shared the details of his research which could pave the way for a new treatment for sight loss condition Stargardt disease.

ARVO2020 cancelled because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ARVO has decided to cancel the Annual Meeting to have taken place May 1 – 7 in Baltimore, Md, USA

Discovery of potential cause of age-related macular degeneration

Age related macular degeneration or AMD leads to loss of vision in around 1.5 million people in the United Kingdom and millions of others around the world.

In praise of replication studies and null results

More funders and publishers must support such work and emphasize its value to the research community.

Researchers decode the science behind good lighting

Researchers at UW Medicine have decoded what makes good lighting - lighting capable of stimulating the cone photoreceptor inputs to specific neurons in the eye that regulate circadian rhythms.

Subconcussive head impacts may affect neuro-ophthalmologic function

Repetitive subconcussive head impacts may cause short-term impairment of neuro-ophthalmologic function, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Study Sizes up Viagra's Vision Problem

Sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra, is considered safe for men with erectile dysfunction.

Smart contact lens sensor developed for point-of-care eye health monitoring

A research group led by Prof. Du Xuemin from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a "smart" contact lens that can show real-time changes in moisture and pressure by altering colors.

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Having your eyebrows and eyelashes treated in a salon may seem like an easy way to enhance your look. But experts have long warned that dyes and other treatments are not safe.

Unlock ways to share data on peer review

Journals, funders and scholars must work together to create an infrastructure to study peer review.

Missing clinical trial data must be made public, federal judge says

Drug companies, device manufacturers, and universities must turn over missing data from hundreds of clinical trials conducted in the United States from 2007–17, a federal judge ruled this week.

Scientists show that the eyes can measure hearing

In 1998, University of Oregon researcher Avinash Singh Bala was working with barn owls in an Institute of Neuroscience lab when the birds' eyes caught his attention.

Blocked tear duct: What to know

If a tear duct becomes blocked, tears build up and irritate the eyes.

Survey reveals most Americans know a lot less about eye health than they think they do

A survey conducted by The Harris Poll has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss.