Eye-tracking tests may be key to predicting who will develop Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

New research has found that it may be possible to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go onto develop Alzheimer’s disease using eye-tracking technology. Dr. Thom Wilcockson, of Loughborough University’s School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences, says he hopes the findings in the new paper Continue Reading

Researchers say pioneering emergency eye care trial leads to quicker treatment times

A trial virtual emergency consultation programme for eye patients has led to quicker treatment times and removed the need for follow up hospital appointments in more than half of cases, according to researchers. The tele-ophthalmology system, developed by the University of Strathclyde and by NHS Forth Valley, uses a live Continue Reading

Eye drops, ointments sold at Walgreens recalled

(HealthDay)—A number of over-the-counter eye products sold at Walgreens have been recalled by manufacturer Altaire Pharmaceuticals because the products may not be sterile. The use of nonsterile products could result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death. No problems associated with the recalled eye products have been reported, according Continue Reading

Eye contact synchronizes brainwaves; this is how babies learn to communicate

According to a recent study, eye contact between an infant and an adult helps their brainwaves “get in sync” which can also “support communication and learning.” Researchers at the University of Cambridge have revealed that “when a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behavior can synchronize,” such as their gaze, emotions, Continue Reading