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People with blue color eyes are more likely to be alcoholics

Brown and hazel eyed people breath a sigh of relief. It seems that people with blue eyes are more likely to have an alcohol addiction...at least according to one strand of research.

Eyes differ, risk to contact lens wearers revealed

New York - Researchers, through analysing thousands of eye specimens, have concluded that the risk of infection to contact lens wearers depends on the individual and that the risk can change over time. This is due to the microbes in the eye.

Cute, colorful jumping spiders can see more colors than humans do

Sometimes surprises come in tiny packages. That's the case with jumping spiders, scientists have found. Scientists know that jumpers have excellent vision. What they didn't know until now is that these little creatures can see more colors than we do.

Gene therapy sight restoration success fades

Scientists had thought a recent gene-therapy trial to be successful. Here the study participants experienced some restoration of sight. However, the people now seem to be losing their vision.

Ebola virus is heard to beat, found in man's eye

The Ebola virus has been detected in the eye of a U.S. doctor who survived the illness, according to a new medical study. This raises further questions about the ability of the virus to survive.

Big Pharma company accused of blocking eye treatment

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has been accused by the British Medical Journal of acting in a way to block access to low-cost eye treatment drug. The claim is refuted by Novartis.

Eyelashes found to have an optimal length

Scientists are suggesting that eyelashes are the optimal length for protecting eyes from dust and drying out. This applies to people as well as to a range of other mammals.

Eat well for eye heath, says leading specialist Special

Dr. Robert Abel Jr., MD author of the new book, The Eye Care Revolution explains to Digital Journal why diet is necessary for good eye health.

Progress with topical treatment of retinal disease

SciFluor Life Sciences, LLC, an emerging clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, has announced it has secured a patent on a novel compound called SF0166. This is a small molecule integrin antagonist designed to treat retinal disease.

Breakthrough with artificial retinas for the visually impaired

Tel Aviv - Researchers have created a new light-sensitive film that could be the basis of a prosthetic retina. Such a retina could aid people suffering from retinal damage or degeneration.

Keeping an eye on diabetes risks Special

Toronto - The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recently reminded people of the importance of routine eye exams. This is because diabetes can have a significant impact on eye health.

Nanotechnology leads to improved retinal implants

Tel Aviv - Researchers have developed a new light-sensitive nanotube-based film. The technology could pave the way to more flexible and durable retinal implants.

Eye drops improved by nanotechnology

Scientists have developed a means to make eye drops more effective. The new method uses nanoparticles and it ensures that more of the active ingredient reaches the eye of the patient.

Mantis shrimps can see cancer

Adelaide - Australian scientists have discovered that the mantis shrimp has an amazing ability: the shrimps can detect a variety of cancers inside the human body. The researchers hope to harness this to make a special camera.

Studying the eyes of fruit flies to fight cancer

Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein can cause a form of eye cancer. To try and understand what is going on at the genetic level, researchers have begun studies in fruit flies.

Stem cell study for eye disease

Kobe - Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology will shortly treat the first patient in using a stem cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration.

Using eyes and nose to detect Alzheimer’s

Failing a sniff test or screening positive on an eye exam may predict people’s chances of developing the neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.

Mantis shrimp has sixteen 'eyes'

Lund - Mantis shrimp have 16 different types of photoreceptors in their eyes, and six of them are ultraviolet (UV) receptors, a new study reveals.

Human stem cells used to create light-sensitive retina

Researchers have used a type of human stem cell to create a three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in the laboratory. The retina includes functioning photoreceptor cells capable of responding to light.

A cup of coffee protects against retinal damage

Ithaca - Food scientists suggest a daily cup of coffee can aid the prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration, due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes.

World's first Braille phone goes on sale

London - A U.K. company called OwnFone has launched what is said to be the world's first Braille phone. The front and back of the phone has been constructed using 3D printing techniques.

Only 1 in 10 women know that they face risks to their eyes

A new national survey has revealed that only 9 percent of U.S. women realize that women are at greater risk of permanent vision loss than men. This news comes during a month dedicated to women’s eye health issues.

Top nutritional tips for eye health Special

Did you know that adding certain nutrients to your diet every day, either through foods or supplements, can help save your vision? By adding powerful antioxidants to your diet, you can greatly improve your eye health, according to an eye specialist.

Spring allergy advice for sore eyes Special

Spring is here! As many people are welcoming warmer weather, they are also being reminded of the unwelcome discomfort of seasonal allergies. The California Optometric Association have contacted Digital Journal with some allergy tips.

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Atlanta - According to the U.S. CDC, April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month. This year there are two themes: ‘Eye Safety at Work’ and ‘Healthy Vision: Make It Last a Lifetime.’

Steven Holcomb, a remarkable story

Steven Holcomb, a gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, a bobsledder, has gone from attempting suicide to creating a legacy for people with eye diseases. He describes his life in a new book.

12 eyes but can't see color, the eyes of a shrimp revealed

Whilst the mantis shrimp eyes have 12 different photoreceptors, the crustaceans cannot easily distinguishing colors, according to a new study.

Rohto eye drops recalled

The Mentholatum Company announced a recall of the following over-the-counter pharmacy products in the U.S.: Rohto Arctic, Rohto Ice, Rohto Hydra, Rohto Relief and Rohto Cool eye drops.

Sleeping on one side may worsen glaucoma

A new study suggests that sleeping on one side may worsen glaucoma. The study also suggests that people with worsening glaucoma on just one side were also more likely to sleep with the affected eye facing downward.

Glaucoma awareness month

In the U.S., January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. During the month a range of different events are being hosted and health promotion schemes implemented.
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