The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
Places are still available for this year’s Vision UK 2017: Shaping Futures event taking place on Thursday 15 June in London.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham are investigating whether simple eye drops could be used to treat patients for the condition diabetic retinopathy instead of uncomfortable monthly injections.
Hard work and courage celebrated in abundance at The Guide Dogs Annual Awards ceremony in London last week.
RNIB will be attending the festival to encourage music lovers to look after their eyesight, and raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests.
The College of Optometrists is encouraging people to become dementia-friendly as part of Dementia Awareness Week which takes place this week (14 – 20 May).
Researchers have developed a new eye test that could identify one of the leading causes of permanent sight loss before people even realise they have a problem.
Fully accessible, free smartphone app has been developed to enable visually impaired people to locate ATMs more easily.
Nearly three-quarters of visual impairment in those with dementia addressed through glasses or cataract operation.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologist has last week published findings of the Workforce Census 2016 report that looks at the current clinical resource within hospital eye departments in the UK.
As the UK looks set to enjoy soaring temperatures and the Met office is predicting high levels of air pollen, the College of Optometrists has issued advice to those who suffer from hay fever, which can often affect the eyes: