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New presbyopia leaflet

A new leaflet on presbyopia has been launched by the College of Optometrists to help practitioners explain the condition to their patients. More…...

Preventable vision loss costs the world €20 billion EUR

A new study claims the annual global economic costs due to preventable vision impairment and blindness totals more than €20 billion EU. The analysis found that within the 14 countries studied, more than 350,000 healthy life years are lost due to cataracts, glaucoma, AMD and diabetic retinopathy, equalling more than 123 million workdays lost per year. More…...

Zambia needs more eye doctors

A shortage of eye doctors is hampering efforts by Zambia’s Ministry of Health to deal effectively with the problem of eye cataracts. At least 60 000 people have eye cataracts in Zambia. More…...

Tear duct implant effective

Medical Xpress reports that the first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. More…...

Judi Dench’s macular degeneration

According to Yahoo Movies, actress Judi Dench had a frightening experience at the BBC Proms in 2010 when she sang ‘Send In The Clowns’ as part of the celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday. But the 79-year-old veteran actress added that, because her eyesight is now failing, due to macular degeneration, luckily she couldn’t see much of the crowd. More…...