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Technology giant Google’s research arm, DeepMind, has entered into a partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that could “revolutionise” the way eye tests are performed and lead to common eye diseases being detected much earlier. As part of the research, Moorfields will provide DeepMind...

At Specs of Kensington the emphasis is on eye health. Our extended appointment times ensure that our optometrists have all the time that is necessary to carry out the most appropriate and best possible eye examinations, tailored for each of our individual patients, whatever their...

Older people can take longer to sort a scene’s important visual information from the irrelevant, a new study has found. The researchers behind the finding explain that this is the visual equivalent of an older adult’s struggles to stay on topic while telling a story. A younger...

An international team combining scientists from Moorfields Eye Hospital, Ulster University and University College London has produced an Eye Chart which detects the early onset of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Most sight loss comes in the later stages of the condition, making it relatively easy to...

UK researchers hope to combat glaucoma by enhancing the body’s stress protection strategies A one-off injection could soon complement intraocular pressure (IOP) management therapies for glaucoma patients. Cambridge-based spin-out company Quethera is developing a gene therapy to enhance the natural neural protection systems of the eye, said...

A Moorfields Eye Hospital surgeon believes that we now have the technology to replace the eye’s degenerated photoreceptors with a new, modifiable bionic eye. Consultant vitreoretinal surgeon, Dr Mahi Muqit, will implant the Iris II devices into vision-loss patients’ eyes as part of a European trial. He...

An international eye care charity unveiled its new Flying Eye Hospital during a press conference at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (3 June). The aeroplane, which is run by Orbis International, took more than six years to complete and is the world’s only mobile...

Eating a diet rich in vitamin C could cut the risk of cataract progression by a third, according to new research published this week. Scientists at King’s College London carried out a study that examined the role of different factors in contributing to the progression of...

Forget lenses on the eye, Google looks to a smart device in the eye Google’s smart, electronic intraocular lens device, labelled 500 in the patent drawings, would sit in the lens capsule inside a solidified polymeric media, labelled as 505.Google’s early designs for a smart intraocular...