Scientists develop technique to help diagnose cataracts

Published: 25 January 2017

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University have developed a new way to diagnose cataracts.

They use LED (light-emitting diode) technology to measure cataracts at a molecular level. This gives clinicians a better idea of whether patients need to have surgery.

About 10 million cataract removal operations are performed globally each year, and in the UK more than half of people who are over 65 have cataracts in one or both eyes.

Heriot-Watt has been working with Edinburgh Biosciences Ltd and experts from Edinburgh University and organisations in Sweden and Denmark to develop the LED technique...

Full story via BBC News



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