Thursday, February 28, 2013
Discovery about Eye Shape and Impact of Cataract Operations
"A professor at London's Kingston University has made a discovery about the shape of the eye that could boost the effectiveness of human-made lenses used in cataract operations," reports Science Daily. "Research carried out by Professor Barbara Pierscionek and a team of fellow vision experts suggests that the way proteins are distributed in the lens of the eye may cause its gradient to be stepped rather than smooth as previously thought. The finding could give a new insight into the way the eye grows and lead to major improvements in synthetic lenses used in surgery to treat patients who have developed cataracts. Artificial replacements did not currently match the quality of real ones, Professor Pierscionek said. 'However this research could help give patients better vision if manufacturers use it to develop an improved lens able to change focus,' she explained." Read more.