A bionic eye that allows blind people to read letters and words has been hailed as an "important breakthrough".
Millions of contact lens wearers who fail to clean their lenses correctly are at risk from an eye-devouring amoeba that can cause blindness.
There is new hope for patients fighting Retinitis Pigmentosa after scientists successfully replaced damaged nerve cells in the eyes of mice.
People with severe vision impairment due to retinitis pigmentosa are able to read letters and words with the help of a retinal implant, a report by the British Journal of Ophthalmology has shown.
Richard Barrett, who has had the implant for nearly four years, told ITV News he can "perceive certain objects" but not tell the difference between a knife and fork.
Rachael Stevens explains how Retinitis Pigmentosa effects her and how she is "extraordinarily excited" by the breakthrough in research.
Professor Robin Ali explains how a study on mice could help treat patients suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa: