What's trending Aug/Sep 2021

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #algae #optogenetics Scientists in Paris have used optogenetics to partially restore sight in a blind man’s eye who was diagnosed...

What's trending Jun/Jul 2021

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #blindpensioner #teachescooking #cookbook Simon Mahoney lost his eyesight to uveitic glaucoma. His wife was his main carer and did most...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2021

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. Happy New Year! Goodbye 2020, a year no one could have imagined, with our lives and headlines dominated by COVID-19...

What's trending Jun/Jul 2020

Here in the UK, we’ve been in lockdown since 23 March 2020, with much of the rest of the world entering degrees of lockdown since February-March 2020. COVID-19 has dominated the headlines and social media, so without further ado, I...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2020

#gbhockey #samward #sight Great Britain Hockey player Sam Ward, described as one of the “deadliest attackers in world hockey” [1], sustained a sight-threatening injury after being struck in the face by a ball during the Olympic qualifying match against Malaysia...

What's trending Aug/Sept 2019

#puppydogeyes Who can resist a pair of puppy dog eyes? It may be that no human can! A team of researchers discovered that dogs acquired a new forehead muscle, which is scanty or absent in wolves. This muscle is the...

What's trending Apr/May 2019

#JessicaStarr #suicide This Detroit meteorologist committed suicide in December 2018 following SMILE corrective laser refractive surgery back in October 2018. Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is an alternative technique of laser refractive surgery with different advantages and disadvantages compared to...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2019

#smartcaptionglasses #Epson #livetheatre #deaf Here is some good news for the New Year. Epson, a Japanese technology firm, has developed augmented reality glasses, which display captions timed with the actors’ performances [1]. Stage lighting, timing and other stage cues are...

What's trending Apr/May 2018

Hello again, it’s snowy outside on this March day in the UK. The news of late has been dominated by Storm Emma / the Beast from the East and the Olympics. So without further ado, I bring you an extended...