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Eye Blood Vessels Linked to Cognitive Function, IQ

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, the width of blood vessels in the retina ,a light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye – may indicate brain health.

This amazing device gives those who are nearly blind the power of reading

Posted in Hardware on 8th Nov, 2013 04:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The glasses can interpret nearby visual inputs, including letters, faces, objects, products and places, bus numbers and traffic lights.

Bionic eye implant will become available in the US in coming weeks

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2013 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Electrical stimulation sends visual information up the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the user’s brain, allowing him or her to see.

The next time you see your eye doctor, you could walk out with Google Glass

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2013 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s Getting Serious About Prescription Glass.

Eye-tracking takes a step towards the mainstream with Tobii’s new dev engine

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Eye-tracking is going to be a big deal for consumers very soon.

Prescription Google Glass spotted for the first time

Posted in Hardware on 6th Dec, 2013 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon, they said. Right around the corner, they said. Well, it looks like they weren't just leading us on after all.

This is What it’s Like to See the World as an Animal

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
If you’ve ever wondered how animals view the world, this video should satisfy your curiosity.

Scientists 'print' new eye cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss.

Tobii and Steel Series to build a cool eye tracking control system for games

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Tobii tracks the position of your eyes in 3D and determines where you are looking.

Augmented reality contact lens prototype to be unveiled at CES

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Innovega will be showcasing its fully functioning prototypes of iOptik, an augmented reality system which projects a display through contact lenses.

Iris scanner makes all of those pesky passwords obsolete

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
You set up a profile containing all of your stored passwords, then teach the dongle to recognize your eyeball in a process that takes just a few seconds.

In the blink of an eye

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT neuroscientists find the brain can identify images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds.

Gene therapy 'could be used to treat blindness'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

How EnChroma’s smart sunglasses can help solve color blindness

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jan, 2014 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is proving to be hugely beneficial to people with a variety of disabilities and health conditions.

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.

Newly developed chemical restores light perception in blind mice

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A potential drug candidate for treating patients suffering from degenerative retinal disorders.

EyeGo adapters let you perform eye exams with a smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 12th Mar, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
EyeGo is designed to "make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely"

Graphene light detector could enable contacts for seeing in infrared and ultraviolet

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.

Researchers discover fish with a previously unknown type of eye

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The glasshead barreleye is one of only two vertebrates known to have reflector eyes.

Smartphone overuse may 'damage' eyes, say opticians

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Opticians are worried over exposure to light from devices could cause long term eye problems.

Scientists make new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
New research points the way to how we could see in the dark with our own eyes.

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.

Researchers create miniature human retina in a dish

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Johns Hopkins researchers have created a miniature human retina in a dish that can sense light.

New way to regrow human corneas using adult derived stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Findings by Harvard-affiliated researchers could overcome major cause of blindness.

Researchers regrow human corneas in mice

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of Boston medical researchers has identified a way to trigger regrowth of human corneal tissue using stem cells.

Google’s smart contact lens is one step closer to your eyeball

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
So long Google Glass, hello Google Eye.

Noninvasive retinal imaging device is able to detect Alzheimer’s 20 years in advance

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2014 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Device could be FDA-approved by 2015 and early signs of Alzheimer's could be detected in a regular ophthalmologist exam.

Next-Gen Glaucoma Treatments:

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Microfluidic Implant And Smart Phone App Monitoring.

SVOne turns the iPhone into an eye test kit

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
New York-based Smart Vision Labs has created a low-cost, portable iPhone-based gadget to help people in developing countries to diagnose vision problems.

Is Screen Time Bad For Your Eyes?

Posted in Medicine on 5th Oct, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s no direct evidence that TVs, computers, or cell phones cause nearsightedness.

Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2014 09:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.

Eye implants signal the end for reading glasses

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Implants are set to get far more common, with the development of an implantable ring that combats the effects of blurriness in ageing eyes.

University's £1m study of eyeball link to Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Dundee University are to lead a £1.1m study into whether eye tests can reveal the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Health watchdog warns on 3D usage for children under age 6

Posted in Hardware on 6th Nov, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
A French health watchdog has recommended that children under the age of six should not be allowed access to 3D content.

An artificial retina based on nanorods and nanotubes

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2014 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), for example, could potentially benefit from such a device.

In fossilized fish eye, rods and cones preserved for 300 million years

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2014 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the first time that fossilized photoreceptors from a vertebrate eye have ever been found.

Contact lens can detect eye disease before it strikes

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2014 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting some 60 million people worldwide. It’s also highly treatable, if caught early.

Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2015 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Be My Eyes is a new mobile app that aims to help blind people in situations where they need to see something.

Telescopic contact lenses could magnify human eyesight

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A workaround for certain kinds of vision loss, or a futuristic upgrade to human sight.

Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is the transparent window on the front of the eye that allows the light to enter.

NASA seeks to understand vision changes due to microgravity

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA hopes that a new experiment will shed light on the causes of vision loss and deformation to the structure of the eye often suffered by astronauts during a stay on the ISS.

Shape of eye's 'light pipes' is key to colour sorting

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Physicists have pinned down precisely how pipe-shaped cells in our retina filter the incoming colors.

Tobii eye-tracking technology lets you add a new layer to game control

Posted in Games on 13th Mar, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The eye-tracking technology has been honed over the past decade to a point where it is now a viable method for controlling games.

Too much time indoors and using technology could explain the myopia boom

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2015 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.

Biotech company working on a cure for Colorblindness

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Injectable genes may make life in full color possible.

Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.

A new wearable collision warning device for the visually-impaired

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2015 09:54 PM
by AlexMuller
A new pocket-sized device beeps to warn wearers of impending collisions as they approach obstacles.

Drug company has been accused of 'blocking' a cheap eye treatment

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap and effective drug to treat an eye condition: Age-related macular degeneration.

New Iris Scanning Tech Could Identify You from 40 Feet Away

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2015 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Carnegie Melon’s Biometrics Center has developed technology that can identify a human from 40 feet away just by scanning the person’s irises.

A Smartphone Eye Exam Service Launches in New York

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.

Gene therapy's 'temporary benefits' for retina disease

Posted in Medicine on 4th May, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Two trials of gene therapy on an inherited form of blindness in children have shown some patients' eyesight can be improved, but only temporarily.

The Ebola virus can 'live on in eyes of survivors'

Posted in Medicine on 8th May, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Ebola can persist in the eye and lead to further damage.

Hydrogels boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell-derived photoreceptor cells were injected into the retina, leading to improved eyesight.

Bionic Lenses that deliver eyesight three times better than 20/20 vision

Posted in Medicine on 19th May, 2015 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Webb says people who have the specialized lenses surgically inserted would never get cataracts because their natural lenses, which decay over time, would have been replaced.

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness

Posted in Medicine on 26th May, 2015 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the nasty effects diabetes can have, leading to permanent loss of vision.

Bionic contact lens becomes reality

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The new contact lens allows the user to zoom in and out in literally a wink.

Google patents contact lens that collects your 'iris fingerprint'

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications.

Our eye sockets give us a wider field of view than other apes

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2015 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
This may have given our ancestors an edge when they descended from the forests into savannas.

Bionic eye clinical trial results: long-term safety, efficacy

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
3 year clinical trial results of the Argus II retinal implant (“bionic eye”) have found that it restored some visual function in 30 people blinded by a degenerative eye disease.

Implantable pump to regulate fluids in the eye and preserve vision

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Though there are treatments for both glaucoma and phthisis bulbi, these only slow the progression of damage and loss of vision, rather than reverse their symptoms.

Age-related macular degeneration patient receives bionic eye transplant

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is designed to stimulate remaining retinal cells, allowing them to obtain useful visual information.

Research suggests that eye drops could spell the end of cataract surgery

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating cataracts by way of an eye drop might not be all that far away.

Opternative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Opternative says it’s the only online eye exam that can deliver a physician-approved prescription for glasses and contacts.

Gene Therapy Makes Near-Blind Patients See by Strengthening Neural Connections

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Gene therapy restored vision to blind patients by strengthening visual pathways from the retina to the brain’s visual cortex.

Eye tracking will help the paralyzed talk to the outside world

Posted in Medicine on 10th Aug, 2015 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are developing systems that use eye tracking for communication.

New software provides an animal-eye view of our colorful world

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a piece of free software that lets you see the colors in photos the way that various animals would see them.

Scientists are building a better sweet potato to fight blindness.

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015 04:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children.

Glasses let the colorblind see pigments for the first time

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Since they first went on sale in 2012, glasses from the company EnChroma Labs have allowed people to see colors as they’ve never seen them before.

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans see color differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time.

Singularity University students use AI so the blind may see the world

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Aipoly is an intelligent assistant for the visually impaired that empowers them to explore and understand their surroundings through computer vision and audio ­feedback.

VR’s inevitable move to eye control

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Imagine a world where you can control objects with your eyes instead of your hands. With virtual reality moving into the mainstream, this could become an everyday activity.

Gene Leads to Nearsightedness When Kids Read

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2015 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Vision researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other 'nearwork'.

Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients.

How eye-tracking tech could help ICU patients communicate

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Eye-tracking devices might help some patients communicate even when mechanical ventilators make it impossible for them to speak.

New 'Light Meter' photosensitive cells discovered in the eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is a light-sensitive tissue, according to new research. This add to past work proving the retina senses light as part of its role in synchronizing our body clocks.

Like Your Glasses, Your Virtual-Reality Headset May Need a Prescription

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s hope for wearers of glasses who want a crisp virtual reality experience.

Editas will test CRISPR gene editing in humans in 2017

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form of blindness using CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

Eye drops could clear up cataracts using newly identified chemical

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A chemical that could potentially be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, has been identified by a team of scientists.

Eyefluence raises $14M for eye-popping eye-tracking technology for VR

Posted in Business on 13th Nov, 2015 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Eye-tracking technology that lets you use the gaze of your eyes to control augmented reality and virtual reality devices.

High-tech glasses can treat lazy eye

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
For the 2 to 3 percent of children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, treatment options aren’t great. This is the first new treatment for the condition in 50 years.

Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab which could lead to cell transplants for blind people

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, cells that transmit visual signals to the brain, has been discovered.

Implant could bring tears of joy to 'dry eye' sufferers

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The device may cause patients to produce more tears, when wirelessly activated.

New bionic eye will send images direct to the brain to restore sight

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2015 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The breakthrough should help restore basic vision in people without a working retina. 'You don’t need an eyeball at all'

Australian Scientists to Begin Trials of Fully Implantable Bionic Eye

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2016 12:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are ready to begin trials of a new, fully implantable bionic eye. It is expected that it will be better than the current vision restoration devices.

Electric contact lens for glucose monitoring and augmented reality

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed an electrically conductive contact lens with the potential to host miniature computer displays and sensors to help monitor health.

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists will inject gene-spliced viruses directly into patients eyes.

'Stunning' operation regenerates eye's lens

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2016 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The therapy was tested on children, but early trials on elderly people are "very encouraging" too.

Blind Woman Is the First Person to Undergo Optogenetic Therapy

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2016 01:28 PM
by AlexMuller
If successful, the therapy will create light-sensing cells in one of her eyes and enable her to see again.

To diagnose autism, watch the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:35 AM
by AlexMuller
With the positive results, researchers believe that the use of remote eye gaze tracking could be a straightforward, cost effective and accurate method for diagnosing the condition.

3D 'mini-retinas' grown from mouse and human stem cells

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2016 12:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell technologies have the potential to develop therapies for the treatment of diseases such as age-related blindness.

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

Posted in Hardware on 6th Apr, 2016 02:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has been granted a patent for contact lenses with a display that projects images into the eyes. A built-in camera and sensors are controlled by blinking.

Outdoor light can slow or reduce nearsightedness

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Kids should be spending at least an hour a day to prevent it, study shows.

Google has an idea for injecting a computer into your eyeball

Posted in Medicine on 1st May, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A patent filed in 2014 and published Thursday describes a device that could correct vision without putting contacts in or wearing glasses everyday.

Sony files patent for contact lens that records what you see

Posted in Business on 5th May, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Sony has filed a patent for a contact lens that captures photos and videos with a blink of the eye.

Bionic eye restores man’s vision after being blind for 40 years

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2016 12:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The rare procedure gained FDA approval in the United States only recently, and there are just a handful of doctors capable of performing the complex surgery.

Current stimulation to the brain partially restores vision in patients with glaucoma and nerve damage

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
There is now more light at the end of the tunnel for patients with low vision or blindness following glaucoma and optic nerve damage.

Google's DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2016 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google.

Eyefluence wants us to control technology with our eyes

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jul, 2016 01:52 PM
by AlexMuller
What if you could control a computer screen with just your eyes? Well that’s the vision of Eyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup.

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor, a mutation from 6,000-10,000 years ago

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2016 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of all blue-eyed humans.

How to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s with a simple eye exam before symptoms

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology that can detect signs of Alzheimer’s before the symptoms, early enough to give drugs a chance to work.

New movie display allows for glasses-free 3D for a theater audience

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2016 05:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The prototype display uses a special array of lenses and mirrors to enable viewers to watch a 3D movie from any seat in a theater.

5 Ways Futuristic Technology is Helping Eye Care

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Amazing breakthroughs in vision technology are bringing the futuristic promise of bringing sight to the blind a reality.

Samsung turns IBM's brain-like chip into a digital eye

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2016 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM created a computer chip that works like a brain. Now, Samsung has used it to create a biologically inspired digital eye.

Parkinson's could potentially be detected by an eye test

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 02:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers may have discovered a method of detecting changes in the eye which could identify Parkinson's disease before its symptoms develop.

The Science Behind LASIK Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tens of millions of these procedures have been performed and the technology is only getting better.

These Contact Lenses Deliver Drugs Right to Your Eyeball

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
In addition to correcting vision problems, these flexible lenses can be used to deliver drugs directly into the eyeballs of glaucoma patients.

Eye drops may be about to get much more effective

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2016 03:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Up to 95 percent of the medicine is typically flushed out before it's able to work.

Projects investigating neural regeneration in the retina funded by NIH

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2016 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.

Robot operates inside the eye to restore sight in a world first

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the eye and restore sight - in a world first.

Living Eye Implant Uses Lab-Grown Cells to Restore Sight

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2016 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Cells were regenerated and multiplied on a synthetic hydrogel film, then the film was implanted back into subjects’ eyes.

Researchers Report Invention of Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens

Posted in Medicine on 5th Oct, 2016 09:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers created the glucose sensing contact lens to demonstrate the versatility of the technology.

SyncThink gets a patent for eye tracking in virtual reality

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
This could be a potentially important piece of intellectual property, as VR headsets become more plentiful.

Robot surgeon can operate finely enough to remove cataracts

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2016 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Axsis, a system developed by Cambridge Consultants, is a small, teleoperated robot designed to operate on the eye with greater accuracy than a human.

Tobii to raise $50M to bring its eye-tracking to VR and smartphones

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2016 01:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Tobii serves up tools that enable tech such as computers and smartphones to detect a user’s eye-orientation, thereby determining what they are looking at onscreen.

Bionic Eyes Are Coming, and They’ll Make Us Superhuman

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Bionic eyes are already in development and could alleviate sight issues for hundreds of millions suffering from visual impairments or blindness.

Google's training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it's too late

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease is treatable but only if it is discovered in time.

Sony Patents Contact Lens That 'Records What You See'

Posted in Hardware on 18th Dec, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A new patent, awarded to the company in April, describes a contact lens that can be controlled by the user’s deliberate blinks, recording video on request.

Portable vision testing kit puts an eye doctor in your smartphone

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2017 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Attach the mini microscope to your smartphone to take the test.

The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2017 04:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Machines that are capable of making precise operations inside the human eye will make it possible to perform entirely new procedures.

Myopia cell discovered in retina:

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2017 10:05 AM
by Alex Muller
Dysfunction of cell may be linked to amount of time a child spends indoors.

A Retinal implant could add years to your eyesight

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2017 07:25 PM
by Alex Muller
It may be possible to fight retinal degeneration in an unintrusive way.

First nanoengineered retinal implant could help the blind regain functional vision

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2017 06:50 PM
by Alex Muller
Nanowires provide higher resolution than anything achieved by other devices, closer to the dense spacing of photoreceptors in the retina.

New Lenses Could Give You Super Color Vision

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2017 02:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Thanks to the architecture in our eyes, we see but a small subset of the hues that make up the visible spectrum.

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017 02:27 PM
by Alex Muller
In mouse models, advanced gene editing tool reprogrammed photoreceptor rods to mutation-resistant cones

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2017 06:33 PM
by Alex Muller
It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers.

A 'smart contact lens' for diabetes and glaucoma diagnosis

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2017 07:01 PM
by Alex Muller
The design is based on transparent, stretchable sensors that are deposited on commercially available soft-contact lenses.

Soft artificial retina might make for smoother eye implants

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2017 12:29 AM
by Alex Muller
A number of devices under development that promise to restore vision by stimulating optical neurons at the back of the eye.

For the First Time Ever, a Robot Performed an Operation Inside a Human Eye

Posted in Medicine on 9th May, 2017 01:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have presented the results of a study using remotely operated robots to perform eye operations.

Vivid Vision raises $2.2 million to build VR tools to treat lazy eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Startup Vivid Vision said today it has raised $2.2 million in a seed round to build VR tools that could be used to treat eye problems known as lazy eye.

Varjo Promises Human-Eye Resolutions For VR This Year

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2017 02:23 PM
by Alex Muller
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Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2017 02:58 PM
by Alex Muller
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Alzheimer's may be detected early, via eye exam

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2017 06:30 PM
by Alex Muller
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Bionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2017 01:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The Bionic Lens is a dynamic lens that replaces the natural lens inside the eye via one of the most common and successful procedures in medicine – cataract surgery.

Halloween Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss' and eye damage

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2017 12:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections.

Scientists develop gene therapy that could restore partial vision

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2017 11:31 AM
by Alex Muller
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