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Naked Scientists

How many megapixels is my eye? and other questions
Dec 2016

Roger J. Buckley, Professor Emeritus of Ocular Medicine and Vision and Eye Research Unit Associate Director, joins the Naked Scientists panel to answer listener questions and discuss issues such as whether glasses or contacts are better for your eyes. Visit the Naked Scientists website to listen to the podcast 'What's the healthiest way to eat an entire cake?'


The Global Vision Database
Dec/Jan 2016

The overall goal of the Global Vision Database (GVD) is to develop and deploy new and improved evidence on the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment (VI) globally. Read more >>>
The Lancet
Changes in health in England, with analysis by English regions and areas of deprivation, 1990–2013
14 September 2015

Health in England is improving although substantial opportunities exist for further reductions in the burden of preventable disease. Read more>>>
The Lancet
Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990–2013
26 August 2015
The notion of an epidemiological transition—in which increasing sociodemographic status brings structured change in disease burden—is useful, but there is tremendous variation in burden of disease that is not associated with sociodemographic status. Read more>>>
Cambridge News
Anglia Ruskin University's glaucoma research wins award
29 December 2014

Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University have their eyes on the prize after their study into the vulnerability of glaucoma patients won a national award.
Cambridge Network
UK deaths from Alzheimer’s up by 52%
18 December 2014

Anglia Ruskin University Professor has been involved in a global study into mortality rates. Read more>>>
Cambridge News
Study by Cambridge professor shows rise in Alzheimer’s deaths
18 December 2014

Deaths linked to Alzheimer's disease in the UK have increased by more than 50 per cent since 1990, according to new research from a Cambridge professor.
The Guardian
How safe are contact lenses?
23 November 2014

The biggest problem with contact lenses is not the devices themselves, but the people who wear them. Read more>>>
Cambridge Network
Global eyesight study wins research prize

19 November 2014

A study led by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University has been named Outstanding Scientific Paper by the American Public Health Authority’s Vision Care section. Read more>>> 
Cambridge News
Worldwide vision trends mapped out by Anglia Ruskin University researchers
21 October 2014

Online maps which allow people to search causes of sight loss all over the world for the first time have been published by a research group at Anglia Ruskin University.
Cambridge Network
Online resource maps worldwide vision trends
14 October 2014

Research group creates interactive tool to visualise world’s largest database of eye surveys. Read more>>>
TT NewsDay
Fourth case of Chikungunya? Health Minister not sure
17 July 2014

Health Minister, Dr Fuad Khan, yesterday was unable to confirm whether the nation had recorded its fourth case of the Chikungunya virus. Read more >>>
Cambridge Network
Global blindness plummets in 20 years
25 March 2014

Anglia Ruskin University research provides first large-scale analysis of blindness and vision loss across the world. Read more>>>
USA Today
Blindness rates plummet in developed countries
25 March, 2014

Blindness and significant visual impairment have become much less common in 50 countries, a new study shows. Read more>>>
Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds
24 March, 2014

Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals. Read more>>>
Prevalence and causes of vision loss in sub-Saharan Africa: 1990–2010
25 February 2014

To estimate the magnitude, temporal trends and subregional variation in the prevalence of blindness, and moderate/severe vision impairment (MSVI) in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more>>>
Prevalence and causes of vision loss in high-income countries and in Eastern and Central Europe: 1990–2010
19 February 2014
To assess prevalence and causes of blindness and vision impairment in high-income regions and in Central/Eastern Europe in 1990 and 2010. Read more>>>
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Anglia Ruskin expert leads global vision study
15 December 2013

The largest ever analysis of worldwide vision impairment and blindness data has been published in The Lancet Global Health journal. Read more >>>
Optician Online
AMD treatment delays result in vision loss
28 November 2013

Widespread delays in follow-up times for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration are resulting in unnecessary and irreversible vision loss, an investigation has shown. Read more>>>