VERI media coverage


Study finds hearing loss or vision loss linked to weight gain
YourLifeChoices, 15 June 2021
Men who suffer hearing loss are more likely to be obese than women.

Birth Weight and Bone Health; 2020 Diabetes Death Spike
MedPage Today, 13 June 2021
Men who experienced sensory loss, and hearing loss in particular, were more likely to have obesity compared with women.

Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese (EurekaAlert!)
EurekaAlert!, 8 June 2021
Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health.

Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese (ScienceDaily)
ScienceDaily, 8 June 2021
New research finds 'significant' differences between genders in role of exercise.

Eating Disorder Symptoms Increased Significantly During The Pandemic According To New Study
Theravive, 11 May 2021
A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research looked at changes in body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorder, and exercise addiction symptomatology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study Suggests Glaucoma-Induced Vision Loss is on the Rise
HCP Live, 4 May 2021
Age-adjusted glaucoma blindness has nonetheless seen a downward trend between 2000 and 2020.

This common problem is now linked to higher dementia risk
Ladders, 3 May 2021
Deteriorating vision may serve as a precursor to dementia, according to a new study just released by Anglia Ruskin University.

Women in Optometry – Then and Now
COOKIE Magazine, May 2021
Professor Shahina Pardhan, Director of VERI, talks about her career path and her experience as the first woman to be appointed as a Professor of Optometry in the UK.

Women with sensory loss twice as likely to suffer depression
Cambridge Network, 29 March 2021
Women who suffer from vision, hearing or dual sensory loss are more than twice as likely to report depression and anxiety as men who experience the same issues, according to a new study by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

Alcohol and Brain Health
Dementia Services Development Centre, 24 March 2021
You may have run across news stories reporting on increased drinking levels during the pandemic and particularly during the lockdown periods.

Trends in hearing loss prevalence and years lived with disability worldwide from 1990-2019
2 Minute Medicine, 23 March 2021
An estimated 1.57 billion people (one-in-five individuals) globally had hearing loss in 2019. By 2050, 2.45 billion people are expected to have hearing loss, representing a 56% increase from 2019.

Covid-19 lockdowns may be linked to rise in eating disorder symptoms, Anglia Ruskin University research finds
Cambridge Independent, 19 March 2021
Covid-19 lockdowns could be linked to an increase in symptoms associated with eating disorders, according to research from Anglia Ruskin University.

Why Are My Eyes Itchy? 10 Causes Of Itchy, Red, And Dry Eyes
Women's Health, 4 March 2021
Allergies, beauty products, viral infections, and more can all cause itchy eyes.

A Way Out of the Dark
The Ophthalmologist, 25 February 2021
VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – what’s next in the global challenge to reduce vision impairment and blindness?

Experts warn to look out for three early Covid symptoms related to your eyes
EdinburghLive, 25 February 2021
Health experts have spoken of 'allergy eyes' and light sensitivity, warning these symptoms may indicate you have contracted the virus.

Rupert Bourne on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 22 February 2021
Prof Rupert Bourne takes questions from listeners on glaucoma, eye pressure and floaters.

Study: COVID-19 rates fall faster in richer countries
News Medical, 18 February 2021
Richer countries were more likely to see rates of COVID-19 fall faster during the first wave of the pandemic.

Half of Covid victims go on to suffer depression, says study
The Telegraph, 15 February 2021
The problem in coronavirus patients is also two-and-a-half times more common than previously feared.

Covid-19: Five ways to avoid lockdown eye strain
BBC News, February 2021
Prof Shahina Pardhan is quoted in this article giving advice on healthy screen use at home.

Researchers investigate eye health effects of COVID-19
Optometry Today, 8 February 2021
UK scientists have reported on the most common ocular symptoms among those diagnosed with COVID-19.

Tracking eye disease at population level
Acuity, 29 January 2021
As coordinator of the Vision Loss Expert Group, Professor Rupert Bourne has helped international bodies access accurate population-based data about eye health. Now he’s turning his attention closer to home.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual individuals at increased risk for difficulty concentrating
Healio, 29 January 2021
Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual may be at increased risk for experiencing subjective concentration complaints, according to study results published in Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Covid new strain symptoms: Dr Chris warns of photophobia - the signs to spot
Daily Express, 25 January 2021
Coronavirus mutations can cause photophobia in those infected with the virus, warns Dr Chris Steele. What are the signs the new covid strain is multiplying inside your body? And do you have an 'ocular' side effect?

Eye issues could be early Covid infection warning sign - symptoms to look out for
Yorkshire Evening Post, 21 January 2021
Sore and itchy eyes could be an early sign of a Covid-19 infection, new findings suggest.

Covid symptoms – sore, itchy eyes could be early coronavirus warning sign, experts say
The Sun, 20 January 2021
Experts now believe that having problems with the eyes could be an indicator that someone has contracted COVID-19.

Sore eyes a significant ocular manifestation of COVID-19
Healio, 14 January 2021
Sore eyes represent a significant ocular symptom in patients with COVID-19.