Grandmother left "looking like an alien" after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops

Grandmother left 'looking like an alien' after suffering allergic reaction to eye drops Linda Hoff, 57, went to Specsavers branch in Blyth, NorthumberlandHer optician administered eye drops as part of a health checkBut hours later, her eyes began to sting, before going puffy and bright redAllergic reaction was so bad she was referred to hospitalSpecsavers says drops are 'routinely used' in eye examinations By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 15 March 2013 Linda Hoff suffered a severe allergic reaction to eye drops administered at her local branch of Specsavers A grandmother who went to a routine opticians appointment was left 'looking like an alien' after suffering an allergic reaction to eye drops.

"A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea": Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection

'A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea': Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection June Scott hospitalised for three weeks after lens began burning her eyeballA fungal infection known as fusarium was attacking her left eyeAfter three unsuccessful operations to remove infection, eye was removed By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 A pensioner has been left blind in one eye after an infection caused by her contact lens 'ate away' her cornea.

How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind

Open with caution: How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind The pressure inside a champagne bottle can launch a cork at 50 miles per hour – fast enough to shatter glass Doctors report bottles causing serious eye injuries and even blindness | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 31 December 2012 High pressure hazard: A champagne cork can travel up to fifty miles per hour We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping.

Simple eye scan can reveal how quickly Multiple Sclerosis will progress

Simple eye scan can predict how quickly Multiple Sclerosis patients will decline Scan measures thickness of lining at the back of the eyeThose with thinning retinas had earlier and more active forms of M.S Could help doctors to track the unpredictable disease and act to slow its progression | UPDATED: 12:24 GMT, 25 December 2012 A quick and easy eye test could offer an effective way of measuring how fast multiple sclerosis is progressing in someone with the disease.

The revolutionary "contact lens" loaded with stem cells that restores sight – by helping the eye heal itself naturally

The revolutionary 'contact lens' loaded with stem cells that restores sight – by helping the eye heal itself naturally Biodegradable implant is loaded with stem cells These then multiply in the eye, allow the body to heal the eye naturallyIt's hoped the implant will help millions of people across the world retain or even regain – their sight | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 6 December 2012 A ‘contact lens’ loaded with stem cells could be a way to naturally repair or retain sight.

Coffee: three cups a day could increase the risk of vision loss and blindness

How switching to decaf could save your sight: Drinking three cups of coffee a day linked with vision loss and blindness Coffee increases the risk of eye condition glaucomaThose with a family history most at riskNo association found with tea, coffee or cola | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 5 October 2012 Coffee: More than three cups a day may increase the risk of glaucoma Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of vision loss and blindness, according to American research.

Retinoblastoma: Tumour discovered after photos revealed "ghostly white reflection" in newborn"s eye

Baby boy diagnosed with SIX eye tumours after photo reveals 'ghostly white reflection' in newborn's eye Parents were taking lots of pictures of their newborn son when they noticed something different Father said: 'Sometimes you get red eye in the photos but this looked almost like a hole in his eye'Little Romero was diagnosed with a big tumour behind his left eye and five smaller ones behind his right eyeChemotherapy and laser treatment have removed the smaller tumours and reduced the big tumour in size | UPDATED: 09:34 GMT, 3 October 2012 Among the dozens of photos that proud parents Curtis and Leonie Norville were taking of their newborn son, one in particular stood out.

Cataract surgery: Trifocal lens ends need for glasses post-operation

Revolutionary new trifocal lens ends need for glasses after cataract surgery | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 29 September 2012 A new trifocal lens implant that offers near, intermediate and distance vision, is revolutionising the treatment of cataracts.

Surgery on blind orangutan Gober allows her to see her baby twins for the first time (along with their father)

Surgery on blind orangutan allows her to see her baby twins for the first time (along with their father). A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan has been given a remarkable gift of being able to see her baby twins for the very first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia.

Could a simple eye test spot the early stages of Alzheimer"s?

Could a simple eye test spot the early stages of Alzheimer's Researchers found sufferers of the disease struggled with light tracking part of eye test'Potentially exciting' results could lead to new screening process | UPDATED: 12:21 GMT, 24 August 2012 A simple eye test could give early warning of people susceptible to Alzheimer's, it was claimed today.