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Spaced out text increases reading speed in dyslexia

20th June 2012

Spreading letters of words further apart has been shown to help children with dyslexia read faster and more accurately. Difficulty in reading and finding letters jumbled up are common early signs of d...

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Fascinating optical illusion

06th June 2012

A intriguing optical illusion has been doing the rounds on the internet call the "Flashed Face Distortion Effect". It's probably best to just watch it first then read about the explanation. Academi...

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‘First in the world’ new lenses

30th May 2012

Because we've been specialising in contact lenses for longer than just about everyone else we're quite often invited to try out new lenses on our loyal and experienced patients. Ian recently went down...

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Keratoconus linked to sleep aponea

28th May 2012

A rather odd link has been found between Keratoconus and sleep aponea. Researchers in Chicago did some clever statistics on a group of 184 people (half of whom had keratoconus) and found 18 had a kno...

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Online specs ‘dangerous’

26th May 2012

Surprise surprise, online spectacles are pretty rubbish. So rubbish that  much of the time they don't even meet the basic British Standards and are potentially dangerous for your eyes says consumer w...

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Edinburgh leads on stem cells

24th May 2012

Edinburgh's very own Dr Ashish Agrawal was on Reporting Scotland highlighting the research into limbal stem cells happening at PAEP the Edinburgh Eye Hospital. Stem cells are the great hope for treati...

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Corneal crosslinking heals corneal ulcers

11th May 2012

A new application of corneal cross linking (CXL), a treatment previously used for treating keratoconus has been shown to be effective in treating infectious corneal ulcers. Indian specialists initiall...

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Caffiene can help dry eye

09th May 2012

A study in Japan has found that caffiene intake can actually boost the production of tears in the eye, releiving symptoms of dry eye. Half the 78 participants received a caffiene pill and the other h...

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Glaucoma genes identified

07th May 2012

The largest study to date on the genetics of glaucoma has identified 2 genetic variations that are associated with the condition. Over 6000 patients, half of whom had primary open angle glaucoma had ...

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Bionic eyes cometh in 2013

05th May 2012

Australian scientists hope to have a prototype bionic eye built and ready to test on humans within the next year. The bionic eye which we've highlighted before gives hope to people suffering from vari...

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