ophthalmology

Self-moisturising smart contact lenses

Self-moisturising smart contact lenses

Scientists have developed a contact lens that moisturizes the eye using tears in a reservoir behind the lower eyelid.

Fabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

Fabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

Researchers used a microfluidic devices to fabricate tiny strands of collagen called fibrils to help further his team’s research on the eye’s repair process.

Retinal screening in diabetes: diagnosis by robot

Retinal screening in diabetes: diagnosis by robot

Physicians have been using automatic digital retinal screening, without assistance from an ophthalmologist, to detect diabetic retinal disease.

The 5G 4K tele-examination of an eye

The 5G 4K tele-examination of an eye

A trial tele-ophthalmology system has paved the way for one of the world’s first tele-examinations of an eye streamed live using a 5G smartphone.

VR game gives users 'eyes-on' experience with vision loss

VR game gives users 'eyes-on' experience with vision loss

Ophthalmologists developed a simulation that helps patients, families and health professionals understand what progressive vision loss feels like.

AI to sharpen focus of eye testing

AI to sharpen focus of eye testing

Researchers have applied deep learning techniques to develop a more accurate method for analysing images of the back of the eye.