Boosting key protein in eye cells could prevent age-related vision loss, international team finds

Increasing the levels of a key protein in the cells at the back of the eye could help protect against the leading cause of vision loss among older adults, finds a new discovery made by researchers from the UK, US, Germany and Australia.

New study maps priorities for UK eyecare research

Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, childhood vision loss, and short-sightedness are highlighted as target study areas.

Innovative 3D printing could revolutionise treatment for cataracts and other eye conditions

University of East Anglia researchers have made a significant breakthrough in ocular device technology with the introduction of a novel resin for 3D printing intraocular devices. This innovation has potential to enhance the manufacture of eye implants universally used in cataract and refractive surgeries.

Glaucoma UK announces United Kingdom & Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) Research Award 2024

Glaucoma UK is delighted to announce that this year’s UKEGS Research Award is now open to UKEGS members. The award, funded by Glaucoma UK and UKEGS, offers up to £50,000 for projects aimed at impacting patient care, scientific advancement, or understanding of glaucoma.

OKKO Health announce collaboration with the University of Plymouth to measure vision in extreme environments including space

OKKO Health, a leader in innovative eye health technology, is excited to announce its collaboration with the University of Plymouth. This groundbreaking project will test eye health and track early disease detection in extreme environments, beginning with the depths of a cave and soon to monitor astronauts’ vision in the vastness of space.

Glaucoma UK offers up to £50,000 for the Open Call Research Award 2024

Glaucoma UK accepts applications for the Open Call Research Award 2024, which offers up to £50,000 in funding for glaucoma-related research. This award invites both clinical and non-clinical researchers who aim to enhance our understanding of glaucoma, and improve outcomes for people living with the disease.

SCONe Project seeks participants for patient and public involvement group to revolutionise AMD research

The SCONe project, run by optometrists, ophthalmologists, and researchers from the University of Edinburgh, and funded by Sight Scotland, is appealing for participants to take part in a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group focused on revolutionising the detection and management of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

How do blind and vision impaired people experience loneliness and isolation?

This week Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation released a report highlighting the acute experiences of loneliness among people who are blind or vision impaired.

Wearing glasses boosts income by a third in low-income communities, finds landmark new study

A pair of reading glasses increases the earnings of people in low-income communities by 33% according to new research.

Glaucoma UK launches the Pitts Crick Career Development Fellowship in celebration of its golden jubilee anniversary

Glaucoma UK is a leading charity dedicated to supporting those affected by glaucoma. The charity is proud to announce the establishment of the Pitts Crick Career Development Fellowship, a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship awarded to help mark the charity’s golden jubilee anniversary. The fellowship will support a rising star within glaucoma research, who the charity hopes will go on to play a pivotal role in transforming glaucoma diagnosis or treatment into the future.

Glaucoma UK announces £100,000 Health and Social Care Professionals Award for 2024

Glaucoma UK is pleased to announce that applications for its Health and Social Care Professionals Research Award are now open.

Children with ‘lazy eye’ are at increased risk of serious disease in adulthood

Adults who had amblyopia (‘lazy eye’) in childhood are more likely to experience hypertension, obesity, and metabolic syndrome in adulthood, as well as an increased risk of heart attack, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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