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Why you should join a journal’s editorial board

If you’re an early-career researcher, you might not hear much from mentors about the prospect of joining a scientific editorial board for an academic journal or a volume of peer-reviewed research papers.

How to relieve dry, irritated eyes

Do all the ads for dry eye relief have you thinking you could have this condition?

What to know about eye floaters

Eye floaters are dots or specks in a person's vision that seem to float away when the person tries to look directly at them.

Suitable marker for retina morphology across species

Outer retinal band (ORB) integrity and outer retinal thickness as they appear on OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) have been studied extensively due to their diagnostic value.

Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know

Ocular migraine causes visual disturbances, or aura, with or without the headache that tends to occur with typical migraine.

Economic, fast and efficient cell-type targeting

It is a remarkable proof for the concept of IOB

Scientists must rise above politics — and restate their value to society

Scholars globally are feeling the heat from politicians. They should take inspiration from scientists in the 1950s

UCL and Moorfields announce new degree apprenticeship programme

The new master’s level programme aims to fill UK skills gaps in the ophthalmic field.

Scientists develop a physical biomarker for cornea restoration therapy

Our eyes—the windows to the soul—need constant care, and as we age, they sometimes also need significant repair.

Humans trained to construct reality by evolution

Vision scientist says evolution has trained humans to construct reality, rather than to see the world as it truly is

Pupillary response to glare illusions of different colors

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology formed a research team with the University of Oslo to measure the size of subjects' pupils when viewing a brightness illusion (glare illusion).

Expert panel in macular degeneration recommends paradigm shift for future directions

A panel of investigators assembled by the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) calls for large-scale collaborative research to address dry macular degeneration—the leading cause of blindness among the elderly—for which there is currently no effective treatment.

Disruption of glucose transport to rods and cones shown to cause vision loss in retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a common hereditary eye disorder that leads to the gradual deterioration of rod cells causing reduced peripheral vision and night vision. Subsequent loss of cone photoreceptors cause the loss of high-resolution daylight and color vision.

Prosthetics for retinal stimulation

In a study recently published in Advanced Biomedical Engineering, researchers at Okayama University report a thin photoelectric film which can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues of the eye.

UCL and Moorfields launch innovation prize in collaboration with Civitas Learning

A prize will be awarded to support the most innovative idea for using technology to enhance ophthalmic education. The winner will receive £500 which will go towards the development of this idea.