Among the first patients to be admitted to a new ophthalmic hospital in Cape Town will include indigent patients, who cannot afford eye surgery.
4 Oct 2016
The planting of a small food garden this summer just outside United Nations headquarters in New York was more than a decorative effort by a gardener with a green thumb. It was one of many 'Time to Serve' activities in the worldwide 'Take Action, Inspire Change' campaign motivated by former South African president, the late Nelson Mandela...
Bo Li 29 Dec 2015
NEW YORK CITY, US: US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics...
31 Mar 2015
The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...
30 Mar 2015
The international theme for this year's World Glaucoma Week is once again, "Beat Invisible Glaucoma." Glaucoma is a group of diseases, with open-angle glaucoma being the most common form...
12 Mar 2015
Workplace Eye Wellness Awareness Month (March 2015) is a global initiative to increase awareness of the daily risks that can affect good vision in the work environment...
2 Mar 2015
While UV rays make up only a very small portion of the sun's rays, they are the main cause of the sun's damaging effects on the eyes...
17 Dec 2014
BrailleNote Apex computers, with groundbreaking, inclusive technology, are bringing low vision and blind learners into the classroom. The technology will be on show at SABC African EduWeek to showcase latest classroom technology from 10-11 July 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
24 Jun 2014
Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.
9 Jan 2014
Digital Optometry today announced the launch of its new global website, which offers eye examination software Spectrum Eyecare, making superior vision examinations available to all.
5 Dec 2013
The R1-million winner of the third Annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards held in Sandton late last week is 'Vula' Eye Health Mobile Phone App.
5 Nov 2013
The government is training enough medical specialists but doesn't have the money to employ them all‚ health consultant Nicholas Crisp told delegates to the Hospital Association of SA conference.
Tamar Kahn 30 Oct 2013
During Eye Awareness Week (7-11 October) and particularly on World Sight Day, which takes place on 10 October, South Africans are being urged to take care of their vision and to help others do the same. This year's theme is is about cataract surgery - the gift of sight.
8 Oct 2013
Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.
15 Aug 2013
Optical wholesaling specialists, Damar Optical, recently launched its brand new website. Designed by Hoopla Creative and engineered by iGroup, the site aims to provide customers with the opportunity to conveniently order products at any time of the day.
2 Aug 2013
Glaucoma, which is the second leading global cause of blindness is often referred to as the silent thief of sight. As this week (10-16 March 2013) is World Glaucoma Week, take the opportunity to have your eyes tested.
11 Mar 2013
Everyone knows that men and women tend to hold different views on certain things. However, new research by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in PLoS ONE indicates that this may literally be the case.
30 Nov 2012
It isn't only age that can make you feel many different parts of your body, including your eyes, are starting to "dry up". Dry eyes are one of the most common vision-related health problems. They can be a function of the passing of the years. However, dry eyes are becoming more frequent in people of all ages, who spend too much time staring at a computer screen.
1 Nov 2012
An inexpensive, five-minute eye scan can accurately assess the amount of brain damage in people with the debilitating autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis (MS), and offer clues about how quickly the disease is progressing, according to results of two Johns Hopkins studies.
26 Oct 2012
The ancient Tibetan goji berry could help fight blindness caused by long-term diabetes according to studies conducted by University of Sydney researchers.
8 Jun 2012
Digital Optometry will be contributing R2 million rand to support the study of Optometry across South Africa with the donation of over R600 000 worth of optometric software, as well as a prize to the top performing optometric student participating universities.
24 Jan 2012
The first patient to receive gene therapy for an incurable type of blindness was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford last week as part of a trial led by Oxford University.
1 Nov 2011
Two students from the Umzi Wethu hospitality training academy in Port Elizabeth can now 'see clearly' thanks to the sponsorship of Spec-Savers. Lifa Tshali and Lerato Tau received their glasses from Spec-Savers Greenacres franchisee, Antonie Wolmarans on Monday, 29 August 2011.
31 Aug 2011
A UCLA-Harvard study has highlighted three types of confusing outcome measures. Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results, new research suggests.
Enrique Rivero 26 Aug 2011