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New gene therapy could save ageing eyesight

British surgeons have successfully carried out a gene therapy operation to stop macular deterioration.


Will your eyesight last as long as you do?

Dr Ben Ashby explains what you need to know about eye health, why you should have frequent checks and how tests can help detect general health problems.

Health & Ageing

How to protect and maintain your eyesight

Your eyesight is one of your most important senses. Find out how to protect your vision and maintain the health of your eyes, especially as you age.


Don’t ignore early signs of cataracts: expert

Cataracts are a condition of the eye that can lead to seriously impaired vision if not addressed, according to Vision Eye Institute ophthalmologist Dr Andre Horak.


Drinking hot tea could save your sight

Drinking just one cup of hot tea each day could be enough to save your sight, says the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Health & Ageing

World Sight Day fun: how to see without using glasses

Today is World Sight Day so, for a bit of ocular jocularity that may also be quite handy the next time you forget your specs, here’s how to see without the use of glasses.

Health & Ageing

No two eyes the same

Vision is a health issue which often declines with age and, as a study has shown, a different prescription is often needed for each eye, making it vital for older adults to have frequent eye exams.