Eye Health

Google’s AI program: Building better algorithms for detecting eye disease

The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to help screen patients for a common diabetic eye disease gains momentum with a new study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lily Peng, M.D., [...]

Are soft contact lenses safe for children? Risks seem no higher than in adults

Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision [...]

Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma

A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. The findings, published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, [...]

Study says blindness will double by 2050

A study published by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute in JAMA Ophthalmology found that the U.S. prevalence in blindness and visual impairment (VI) may double over the next 35 years. [...]

Brain has different mechanisms for reconciling sight and sound

A new UCLA psychology study provides insights into how the brain combines sound and vision. The research suggests that there is not one sole mechanism in the brain that governs how much our senses work together [...]

The Top 5 California Dispensaries

Uncover the 5 best marijuana dispensaries in California. We talk about several different dispensaries, their operating hours and what makes each dispensary special. Marijuana in California is booming. The industry has a value of over $1.3 billion [...]

InnFocus Concludes $32.8 Million Financing

PRESS RELEASE Series C Funding To Be Used To Pursue Final FDA Approval InnFocus, Inc. reports the conclusion of a $32.8 million Series C financing. The Company is developing the InnFocus MicroShunt® glaucoma drainage system to [...]

High Fidelity Uses SMI HMD Eye Tracking to Create Life-like VR Avatars

PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO and TELTOW, Germany, September 29, 2015  — Open source VR network adds real eye movements to avatar animations using eye tracking for Virtual Reality Headsets by SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) Today, High Fidelity, Inc. [...]

Glaucoma Patients Treated in Netherlands Using New MicroShunt

Three people in the Netherlands were implanted with a new implant to treat glaucoma, according to a press release from InnFocus, Inc. “The surgeries went very well and the patients are showing good results,” said Dr. [...]

Glaucoma–Do You Have It?

Talk to someone over 50 and they probably can tell you their cholesterol levels. Ask the same person what his or her Intraocular Pressure (IOP) is and they most likely will look at you with a [...]