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Will Stenopeic Glasses Help You

Will Stenopeic Glasses Help You

Here You Can Find: What Are Pinhole Glasses? What Are They Used For? Who Might Use Them? What Are Stenopeic Glasses? Pinhole glasses, also known as stenopeic glasses, are a different type of eyewear than those you normally see people wearing. They are eyeglasses made with a series of pinhole-sized...
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antibiotic resistance and eye infections

Antibiotic Resistance and Eye Infections: What You Need to Know

While eye infections can be dangerous, is it always necessary to take antibiotics? Antibiotic resistance has long been a public health concern, but it has now evolved into a serious issue in eye care, as bacterial infections that do not react to drugs can result in blindness. Infection may result...
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is copd harmful to the eyes

Is COPD Harmful to the Eyes?

COPD, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a long-term lung disease that makes breathing difficult. COPD has effects that extend beyond the pulmonary system. When your lungs aren’t working properly, it can have an effect on other organs and parts of your body, including your eyes. What...
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myths and facts about eyes

Myths and Facts About Eyes

People probably heard a lot of things about their eyes but they might be confused on which ones are myths and facts about it. To protect your eyes, it is important to know what is the truth from what is not. It is a myth when people say that sitting...
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florence is wounded

Florence Is “Wounded” | 3D Optical Illusion

This is the 3D optical illusion on Palazzo Strozzi: Florence Is “Wounded” that makes us reflect on the dramatic moments we are experiencing.  A glimpse of Palazzo Strozzi tells us that Florence is “wounded”. The latest work of art by the French artist JR makes us reflect on the drama...
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how do we see things at night

How Do We See Things at Night?

Light is an important variable when we are looking at things. Knowing how our eyes work, we need light to be able to see. The question is how can we see in almost complete darkness if there is no light? People are curious about which part of the eye is...
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Is It Normal to Have Darker Vision in One Eye?

If you have experienced a change in your vision especially without any warning signs, you must contact your eye doctor right away. An optometrist can help to determine what is happening with your eyes or if you have any eye issues. If you are diagnosed with eye issues, an optometrist...
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how gene therapy can help people with inherited retinal disease

How Gene Therapy Can Help People With Inherited Retinal Disease

A new treatment that arrives in a form of gene therapy can be the hope of people with a blinding form of retinal disease. There are eye conditions that can cause irreversible blindness. In gene therapy, a new gene is added to the cells of the patient to replace the...
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Can You Sleep With Eyes Open?

People are wondering if it is possible to sleep with their eyes open. Some people actually sleep with their eyes open. If you are asking if it is fine, no. It can damage their eyes and vision. Lagophthalmos is the term used for being unable to close the eyelids. It...
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effects of sexual activity in vision

The Effects of Sexual Activity in Vision

Not many people are familiar with the well-documented benefits of positive sexual choices for health and happiness. Sexual activity is also known as a factor that can affect eyes and vision. Safety must be prioritized as there is a possibility to go blind from STDs. It is important to be...
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can worms enter the eye

Can Worms Enter The Eye?

For the first time in history, a woman from Oregon hosted an eye worm that has been previously reported only in cattle. The kind of eye worm is unlikely to infect humans. In the United States, the prevalence of eye worms is very low. Eye worm is a type of...
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sjögren's syndrome

Sjögren’s Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Sjögren’s syndrome (pronounced “SHOW-grins”) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s white blood cells attack healthy tissue and organs. In this disease, the immune system attacks the glands that keep our eyes and lips lubricated. Dry eyes are a common symptom of Sjögren’s syndrome. Sjögren’s syndrome is a common...
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The Reason Behind the “Bull’s-Eye” Pattern in a Woman’s Eye

There is a “bulls-eye” pattern of the tear film in a woman’s visual fixation on en-face optical coherence tomography. This pattern is developed inside both of her eyes as a side effect of a prescription drug she was taking. The image above shows both of her retina (the light-sensitive cells...
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eye problems that are more common in minorities

Eye Problems That Are More Common in Minorities

Your race, in addition to your family background, age, and gender can influence your susceptibility to certain eye diseases. Minority groups, like many other health issues, are more vulnerable to eye disease and vision loss. Glaucoma in reality, is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans and Hispanics in...
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can sweat make my eye sting

Can Sweat Make My Eye Sting?

People who spend a great time exercising know how much it hurts when drops of sweat from their forehead goes into the eyes. They described this experience that their eyes are burning like hell. There may be times where you feel like your eyes are irritated and just doing fine....
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how do optical illusions work

How Do Optical Illusions Work?

Optical illusions can change how we perceive things. People say to see is to believe. Eyes are known to tell you what is in front of you which is the truth. Sight is one of the senses that we humans have. What our eyes see sends raw information to our...
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giant cell arteritis

Giant Cell Arteritis: Symptoms, Risks, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a condition in which the arteries (blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart) become inflamed (swell). When arteries swell, blood flow via these vessels is reduced. The arteries in the neck, upper body, and arms are affected by GCA. Because it affects the...
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A Man Blinded by Parasites After Showering With Contact Lenses

Nick Humphreys used to wear his contact lenses while playing football but they ended up blinding him when he did not take them off before showering. His cornea at his right eye caught a rare parasitical infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) after showering with his contact lenses. Nick, 29 years...
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How Fixing Vision Problems In Senior Citizens Affect Brain Health

Recently, there is a study from England that shows people who had cataract surgery have a better mental function later in life. Taking care of vision helps in improving sight for older adults but it has more benefits than that. The research compared the rates of cognitive ability or thinking...
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does the shape of the eyes affect vision

How Does the Shape of The Eyes Affect Vision?

The shape of the eyes is determined by the anatomy of the face. The skull, eyebrows, and eyelids provide the foundation for our eyes, which is made up of tissue, muscle, and bone. Human eyeballs, on the other hand, are nearly identical in shape. There are many interesting facts about...
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visual changes caused by parkinson's disease

Visual Changes Caused by Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that affects people over the age of 50. It induces a wide range of symptoms, which often worsen over time. It may also cause changes in the appearance of the eyes. Symptoms may progress at different rates in different people. The exact cause...
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mona lisa

Is It True That Strabismus Helped da Vinci’s Artwork?

A study from England made a conclusion that Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, had an eye condition called strabismus. It may have affected his vision as he worked on his art but it did not cause any problems. In fact, it was easier for him. However, one eye expert...
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Beautiful Giant Eyes of a Two-year-old Girl is Caused by a Rare Genetic Disorder_1

Beautiful Giant Eyes of a Two-year-old Girl is Caused by a Rare Genetic Disorder

Mehlani, the two-year-old daughter of Karina Martinez has a rare genetic syndrome called Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome. Walking the streets of Minnesota, Mehlani’s huge eyes attract attention from strangers. As people talk with her mom, strangers can’t help but notice how cute Mehlani’s big, beautiful eyes are. Little do they know that...
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what are orbital fractures

What Are Orbital Fractures?

An orbital fracture occurs when one of the bones, called the orbit or eye socket, which covers the eyeball breaks. The most common cause of this type of injury is blunt force trauma, which occurs when something strikes the eye very hard. The majority of patients with any type of...
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Zak lab

Eye Exams + Lab + Eyewear All in One Place at Zak

Zak., the new brand that changes how to look at medical eye care and eyewear. In most eyewear consumers, if not for an eye prescription, all they look for are merely sunglasses. That’s it. Medical eye care is often overlooked or pushed aside. Most of us don’t see the effects...
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how does summer affect your eyes

How Does Summer Affect Your Eyes?

Vacations, picnics, and trips to the beach are all popular summer activities. Summer can be welcome after a long winter or a rainy spring, but it can also have negative effects on your skin. You can keep your eyes safe all summer long by being mindful of the possible hazards...
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middle aged woman under eye test

How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Ophthalmologists

Most people rely on how advanced artificial intelligence is. There is a published study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology which shows that when artificial intelligence (AI) and physicians work together, it is more effective in diagnosing diabetic retinopathy than doing it alone.The study focused initially on the comparison of...
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Can Caffeine Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?

People with dry eye syndrome know how irritating it is to have that kind of condition. In the U.S. population, approximately five percent of the population has dry eye syndrome. The syndrome is common in women and those who are aged 50 and above. People who suffer from dry eye...
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Can Coronavirus Transmission Happen Through the Eyes 1

Can Coronavirus Transmission Happen Through the Eyes?

Coronavirus modes of transmission are still being debated until today. Some studies claim that it is airborne, some researchers say no. Some say it can be transmitted through all the membranes of the body, including the eyes. Some say no. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, coronavirus is transmitted...
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Myopia, the Epidemic You Did Not See Coming

Myopia, the Epidemic You Did Not See Coming

Myopia is more commonly known as nearsightedness. It is the most common cause of legal blindness in people over 40 years of age. Over the years, its prevalence has reached an alarming rate. Studies suggest that in 2020, only 25% of the people globally will be myopic. But in 2025,...
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can you hurt your eyes while watching the eclipse

Can You Hurt Your Eyes While Watching the Eclipse?

The most common eye damage that most people are familiar with comes from trauma or eye disease. People need to be aware that they can hurt or damage their eyes in watching the eclipse even for a short duration. Be reminded to wear safety glasses when looking at the eclipse....
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Graphic Photos Warn People Never to Sleep With Your Contact Lenses_1

Graphic Photos Warn People to Never Sleep With Your Contact Lenses On

After a long tiring day, it could be tempting to just go straight to bed and forget about removing your contact lenses. The most annoying thing to do is to get out of your bed and take out your contacts. But, Dr. Patrick Volmer warns everybody to never sleep on...
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Epiphora

How to Stop Watery Eyes (Epiphora)

Excessive watering of the eye is called epiphora or tearing. This is a condition wherein there is too much production of tears. Tears are essential to keep the surface of the eye healthy with clear vision. However, too much tears can make it difficult to see and could be a...
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how our eyes work when we sleep

How Our Eyes Work When We Sleep

The average hours that we spend sleeping in a year is 2,920 hours which means it is about a third of our lives. People are wondering what our eyes do when we close them when we are done for the day. It may feel that we are unresponsive and doing...
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healthy eye vs congenital abnormality of membranes of the eye

Why Do I Have Unusual Pupils?

The most noticeable part of our face is our eyes. We can see how important eye contact is in our daily conversations. It also plays a great role in human connection and relationships. We can easily observe if someone has a unique or vivid feature in their eyes. We all...
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Are Contact Lenses Unsafe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Are Contact Lenses Unsafe During Coronavirus Pandemic?

You have probably heard from others to wear eyeglasses for now instead of contact lenses because of the higher risks of getting infected. But, should you really be worried about wearing your contact lenses during this pandemic? There is a group of eye doctors that say contact lenses pose a...
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dragonfly resting on a leaf

Animals With Strange and Fascinating Eyes

We are familiar with the eyesight of humans but how about the unique eyes in nature? People often do not observe the eyes of animals. Most animals have strange eyes. It may look weird and different but animals have different vision adaptations that human eyes do not have. Their vision...
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severe eye infections are on the rise as opioid crisis continues

Severe Eye Infections Are on the Rise as Opioid Crisis Continues

According to a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, vision-threatening eye infections are on the rise among opioid addicts. Hospitalizations for endogenous endophthalmitis, a rare eye infection caused by intravenous (IV) drug use, increased 400 percent between 2003 and 2016. Bacteria or fungi may reach the bloodstream via dirty needles...
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Under-Eye Fillers to Correct Tired-Looking Eyes_1

Under-Eye Fillers to Correct Tired-Looking Eyes

Patients always ask dermatologists to make their faces look years younger. This is not possible to achieve if your eyes look tired, which is why many cosmetic clinics offer under eye fillers. With the rising demand with tear trough area filler injections, patients must not be mistaken to think that...
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vision development in newborn to 12 months

What Is the Vision Development That Occurs in Newborn to 12 Months?

In the first year of life, a newborn undergoes so many changes in their vision. A pediatrician checks the vision of your infant during your visit. The vision of your baby must follow the vision development of the infant. As a parent, you will be needing to know what to...
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aggressive eye cancer found to be slowed down by a substance from Coralberry plant

Aggressive Eye Cancer Found to Be Slowed Down by a Substance From Coralberry Plant

During the holiday season, the majority of the German living rooms are decorated with coralberry plants with bright red fruits. The coralberry plant, originally from Korea, is resistant to any insect attack because of its natural insecticide produced by its toxin called FR900359. A study held in the Universities of...
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Why Does My Eye Twitch 1

Why Does My Eye Twitch?

Eye twitching, also called eyelid twitching is a spasm of the muscles in the eyes. These are an uncontrollable movement of the eyelids that usually lasts a few minutes. However, some cases last up to a few days. There are twitches that feel like they were obvious for others to...
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Is Transplant of the Whole Human Eye Possible_ 3

Is Transplant of the Whole Human Eye Possible?

For centuries, scientists have been attempting to succeed in eye transplants. There are scientists like in the diary of Mary Shelley who attempted implanting an eye of a dog into the groin of a rat. There are also other attempts which may be morbid like the transplant of an eye...
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what is the purpose of eyebrows and eyelashes in humans

What Is the Purpose of Eyebrows and Eyelashes in Humans?

Our body hair and facial hair have gotten thinner as we age. However, our brows and eyelashes remained an essential element of our appearance. Therefore, we wax, tweeze, and even colour them since they are our most important eye accessories. Is there, however, a biological or functional basis for hair...
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usher syndrome

Usher Syndrome: Risks, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

The most prevalent hereditary disorder that affects both vision and hearing is Usher syndrome. Hearing loss and visual loss from retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, are the most common symptoms of Usher syndrome. RP can cause vision loss at any age, from childhood to puberty. Who Is Susceptible to Usher Syndrome?...
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sunlight on the eye

Why Do I Have Colored Rings Around The Iris?

There may be instances where you look at the mirror and notice that your eyes do not have the same color. You can see two different colors in one of your eyes. Be reminded that people’s eye color is unique. Your iris or the colored part of the eye will...
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zeiss award 2018

Zeiss Award: World Champion in the Implantation of Trifocal Lenses 2018

Zeiss Award: Dr. Jørn Jørgensen and EuroEyes has been crowned again as a world champion in the implantation of trifocal lenses Dr. Matthias Metz, Dr. Michael Achtelik, Dr. Jørn Jørgensen and PD Dr. med. Ralf-Christian Lerche Source: https://www.euroeyes.com/zeiss-award-world-champion-in-the-implantation-of-trifocal-lenses-2018/ Dr. Matthias Metz, CEO of Zeiss Vision AG, and Dr. Michael Achtelik,...
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elephant optical illusion

How Many Legs Do You See? The Internet Is Baffled by This Clever Elephant Optical Illusion

A simple sketch of a clever elephant optical illusion has been uploaded online by a Reddit user. He asked others to guess how many legs the elephant has, and the results were all over the place. To fool anyone looking at it, the artist utilized a really smart trick. In...
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‘Removable Glue’ is About to Transform Eye Care

A new hydrogel could change how people receive eye care. Niki Bayat with her friend Andrew Bartynski traveled to the US and coordinated with ophthalmologists, patients, and manufacturers nationwide about the new technology they were developing to transform eye care. Bayat’s trips were propelled by the National Science Foundation Innovation...
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Scallops Use 200 Eyes to See_3

Scallops Use 200 Eyes to See. Here is What It Can Teach Us.

The eyes of a scallop function similarly with a telescope. It is found out to be more complex than what previous scientists believed. Scallops are widely known as a juicy seafood delicacy. It is less known to people that they have 200 eyes spread among the mantle of its shell’s...
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enucleation and evisceration

Enucleation and Evisceration: Eye Removal Surgery

A painful blind eye, eye cancer, or a severe injury or infection of the eye can necessitate eye removal surgery. Eye removal surgery can be divided into two categories: Enucleation. In an enucleation, the whole eye (globe) is detached. The eye muscles are left intact and resewn to the spherical...
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A Breakthrough Camera That Can Capture Invisible Light

A Breakthrough Camera That Can Capture Invisible Light

The human eye alone does not have the ability to see electromagnetic waves. Light vibration and other electromagnetic waves are invisible to our eyes. And now, Harvard scientists have successfully made a breakthrough polarization camera that can let you see invisible light. Polarization Camera Engineer researchers created a tiny compact...
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Does LASIK Enhance My Performance as an Athlete?

LASIK surgery can be compared to contact lenses because one size does not fit all. Some professional athletes want surgery that can enhance their distance vision. People who read a lot, sew, or other close-up work want a procedure that combines near and distance vision. The activities and vocations of...
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cataracts are less likely to develop in casual wine drinkers

Cataracts Are Less Likely to Develop in Casual Wine Drinkers

According to a new study from Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University College London, a glass of wine a day can keep the doctor away. People who drink low to moderate levels of alcohol were less likely to require cataract surgery, according to a study published in Ophthalmology....
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erectile dysfunction medication and its effect on eyes

Erectile Dysfunction Medication and Its Effect on Eyes and Vision

Erectile dysfunction (ED) medications like Vardenafil, Tadalafil, and Sildenafil may have been prescribed to you. Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are what these drugs are called. They help you sustain an erection by increasing blood flow to the penis. While ED medication is very effective and can enhance your quality...
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4 different kinds of ocular alignments

How to Assess Ocular Alignment

People wonder what is the importance of assessing ocular alignment. The assessment is essential to know if there are problems such as crossed eyes or misaligned eyes. Early detection is important so it can be corrected as early as possible. There are different tests to perform to check ocular alignment....
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Assessing Cardiovascular Risk Factors with Computer Vision

Assessing Cardiovascular Risk Factors with Computer Vision

Heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular (CV) diseases continue to be among the top public health issues. Assessing this risk is critical first step toward reducing the likelihood that a patient suffers a CV event in the future. To do this assessment, doctors take into account a variety of risk...
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Bungee Cord Injury Caused Collapse in a Man's Iris

Bungee Cord Injury Caused Collapse in a Man’s Iris

The iris of a man in Taiwan detached from its normal place. After a traumatic iridodialysis, this man had an odd eye injury. As seen from the photo, the iris is completely detached from the top. It is now sagging downward. Ever seen a terrarium or a cloudy fish bowl?...
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Is Vision Training Proven to Make Vision Sharper?

Parents worry about their children that are having trouble learning to read or write. Eye exercises are recommended for children who need help. Eye exercises are also called vision training or vision therapy. Even if it is recommended, there is no scientific evidence that they are effective. Some adults try...
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the impact of a stroke on vision

The Impact of a Stroke on Vision

Rosanne Rodilosso, 79 years old, was handling papers at her Virginia home when she began to shake. She was also having difficulty communicating clearly. She sensed something was not right and grabbed the phone to ask for assistance. She was rushed to the hospital by emergency medical personnel, where she...
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8 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. “Khloe gives as much...
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nba lost $2.4 million in a single season due to eye injuries

NBA Lost $2.4 Million in a Single Season Due to Eye Injuries

In the United States, basketball is one of the leading causes of sports-related eye injuries. It’s difficult to persuade athletes of any age or skill level to wear protective eyewear. And after a player experiences a serious injury, such as fractures to the bones around the eye socket, ophthalmologists hear...
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high cholesterol and its effect on vision

High Cholesterol and Its Effect on Vision

Do you know how much cholesterol you have? Many of us probably don’t. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like material produced by the human body. Some foods also have high cholesterol content. Although your body requires a certain amount of cholesterol, too much can lead to a number of diseases and...
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what are the worst eye injuries in modern sports

What Are the Worst Eye Injuries in Modern Sports?

Many professional athletes from NBA, NFL, and NHL have experienced career-threatening injuries to the eyes. No one has seen it coming because injuries occur just like that. People who play basketball face the highest risk. Every athlete is at risk because even if they play with the ball, they are...
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4 Best Tips to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger_1

4 Best Tips to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger

4 Best Tips to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger If there is a part that is usually left out on skincare routines, that is probably the periorbital area. Your eyes need care too! From eye massages to eye cream, these are exactly what you need. Eye care demands...
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is infants’ eye contact associated with autism

Is Infants’ Eye Contact Associated With Autism?

Nature, a news study that was recently published in the scientific journal, suggested that changes in the eye contact of infants can provide the first sign of autism. Eye-tracking is used by researchers to observe children from birth until they reach the age of 3. The researchers discovered that infants...
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how well can newborns see

How Well Can Newborns See?

As a parent, you know how memorable it is for you and your baby to look into each other’s eyes. You want to be aware of how well your newborn can see. It is an important thing for the parents to know how the vision develops for infants. The common...
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can taking aspirin increase your risk of amd

Can Taking Aspirin Increase Your Risk of AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition that affects central vision. The people who are at risk of developing this condition are usually people who are in their 50s and 60s. The three recent studies suggested that taking aspirin regularly increases the risk for developing “wet” AMD. The...
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Eye Doctor Finds Four Sweat Bees Feeding Inside a Woman's Eye_3

Eye Doctor Finds Four Sweat Bees Feeding Inside a Woman’s Eye

A 29-year-old woman first complained of eye pain after a day of cutting weeds out of her family’s grave. She felt as if there was something in her eye. She tried to ignore it at first but after a few hours, the pain started to become worse. She, then, right...
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can keratoconus cause sleep apnea

Can Keratoconus Cause Sleep Apnea?

Keratoconus is a condition where the clear part of the eye or cornea thins and bulges outward. People with keratoconus experience blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light and glare. It was discovered by researchers that people with keratoconus are more likely to suffer from a sleep disorder called obstructive...
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corneas and other eye tissue donations

Corneas and Other Eye Tissue Donations

Giving your eyes to medicine and research after your death as an organ donor is a brave act. You could save the sight of one or two people who need new corneas, or you could even support millions of people who profit from eye tissue studies. The most common use...
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Most Reliable Online Resources for Modern Ophthalmologists

Most Reliable Online Resources for Modern Ophthalmologists

In the current time and age of the internet, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other digital devices, there emerges resources that are one tap away. Amidst all the free resources laid online, it is still important to choose only the legit and reliable ones. Here is a compilation of some of...
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Can CBD Oil Worsen Glaucoma?

Some people are hoping that cannabidiol or CBD would offer a natural remedy for glaucoma. An eye condition where the optic nerve at the back of the eye is damaged is called glaucoma. The optic nerve is the nerve responsible for what we see because it transmits visual information to...
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tests and training for sports vision

Tests and Training for Sports Vision

As an athlete, it is important to have excellent visual acuity because it affects the way you perform. There are different sports vision tests and training that helps athletes to assess their eyes. Different Types of Sports Vision Test Snellen Eye Chart is the most common test. It makes you...
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Restoring Sight to a Blind Mouse by Single Gene Insertion_1

Restoring Sight to a Blind Mouse by Single Gene Insertion

A new gene injection has been discovered to help a blind mouse regain its sight after a hereditary vision impairment. Under a lab experiment, Opsins provided vision good enough to recognize objects and shapes. It is hoped to be a potential human treatment in the succeeding years as it makes...
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uvea

Uvea Part of the Eye

Uvea is different from the uvula. Uvula refers to the small tissue that dangles in the back of your mouth while uvea is the middle layer of the eyeball that is pigmented and has three parts. The three segments of the uvea: Iris is the colored part of our eye...
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white part of the eye

Understanding the White Part of the Eye

The sclera refers to the white part in the eye. The anterior sclera only shows a small portion but 80 percent of the surface area of the eyeball is the sclera. A dense connective tissue forms the “white” in the eye or sclera. There is a junction between the white...
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New Eye Drops to Treat Severe Dry Eyes Disease

New Eye Drops to Treat Severe Dry Eyes Disease

A recent study involves a novel enzyme-based cure for severe dry eye disease. The clinical trial has shown a notable improvement in decreased discomfort in patients suffering from severe dry eye disease after using the enzyme-based eye drops. What Do Enzymes Do With Dry Eyes? Usually, enzymes found in tears...
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UV Rays Can Cause Serious Damage on Your Eyes

UV Rays Can Cause Serious Damage on Your Eyes

Millions of people are unaware that too much UV rays can get you blind. In a study involving 2000 participants, 28% had no idea of the risks of UV rays from the winter sun. 3 in 10 people did not know that UV rays can still do damage even on...
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5 Things Your Eyes Can Reveal About Your Health

5 Things Your Eyes Can Reveal About Your Health

It is amazing how your eye exam can reveal a lot about your overall health. It is not only focused on your eye health rather, it can even detect early signs of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and can even save your life! Eye exams tell a lot farther than just...
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woman with eye pain

Is It Normal to Experience Sudden Brightness in Vision?

It is a requirement for clear vision to be able to see light. If the lens of your eye is in an abnormal form which makes it unable to direct the light to the retina that results in blurry vision. You may observe this in many refractive errors including astigmatism....
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is phantom eye syndrome after surgery to remove eye common

Is Phantom Eye Syndrome After Surgery to Remove Eye Common?

Patients with ocular melanoma report seeing pictures and shapes of fireworks, underwater reeds, and an unidentified individual. According to a new study published in the journal, Ophthalmology, patients who had an eye surgically removed confirmed seeing these exact photographs. The condition, known as phantom eye syndrome, affects a large number...
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Alzheimer's Can Be Revealed by an Eye Test

Alzheimer’s Can Be Revealed by an Eye Test

Recent reports have been claiming that “Alzheimer’s disease can be spotted through a simple eye test”. One of the latest studies has revealed that people with Alzheimer’s had fewer blood vessels or what we call capillaries in their eyes. They also exhibit less blood flow in the retina or the...
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man pulling his collar

Is Glaucoma Connected to Tight Neckties?

It is common for neckties to be required in workplaces. However, there is research that cited the alarming effects of tight neckties on our blood flow. The mayor of Lancaster California, Rex Parris, was inspired by this study which showed that tight neckties limit the blood flow to the brain...
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how does avastin affect the eyes

How Does Avastin Affect the Eyes?

Avastin is a medication that helps people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It can also be used to treat diabetic eye disease and other retinal issues. It is injected into the eye to delay the loss of eyesight caused by certain disorders. The medicine, bevacizumab, is known under the...
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is every eye color unique like a fingerprint

Is Every Eye Color Unique Like A Fingerprint?

The eye color of humans is dependent on multiple genes. You might observe that you have the same eye color as your sibling, but how your eye color appears is unique. No one in the world has the same eye color as you which is unique like your fingerprint. Scientists...
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition in which the pressure within the skull increases, resulting in vision issues, headaches, and other symptoms. When brain fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) does not drain out of the head as it should, this occurs. When the pressure around the brain is too...
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how does eylea affect the eyes

How Does Eylea Affect the Eyes?

Eylea is a medication that helps people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It can also be used to treat diabetic eye disease and other retinal issues. It is injected into the eye to delay the loss of eyesight caused by these and other eye disorders. The medicine is known...
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Can a Person’s Eye Change Color?

Genetics determines what the color of the eyes will be. It usually starts with a light color which then gradually changes as a person ages. Oftentimes, people resort to contact lenses to temporarily change their eye color. However, some people are also willing to take the risk of iris implant...
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Role of Crispr in Eye Care DNA Editing 1

Role of CRISPR in Eye Care: DNA Editing

With the advanced technology that we have, a new kind of genetic engineering known as CRISPR allows scientists to edit DNA. CRISPR means “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.” The scientists are hoping to repair genetic defects using CRISPR. People are familiar with traditional gene therapy. It works by using...
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how does stroke affect vision

How Does Stroke Affect Vision?

According to the American Heart Association, a stroke is a “brain attack” that requires the same level of emergency attention as a heart attack. If you encounter one or more of the following symptoms, call your doctor or 911 right away. In addition, anti-clotting drugs can dramatically minimize the effects...
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different colors reflecting on the human eye

How the Human Eye See Colors

Have you ever wondered how the human eye sees different colors? People remember objects by knowing their color. Some people want to purchase stuff because it is their favorite color. The truth is that the objects we see do not possess any color since they only reflect the wavelengths of...
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how stress affects your eyes

How Stress Affects Your Eyes

Our mental and physical well-being are also affected by stress. But, did you know stress can also have an impact on our vision? High levels of adrenaline in the body can trigger pressure on the eyes, resulting in blurred vision when we are extremely stressed and anxious. Eye pressure may...
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breast cancer treatment and its effect on the eyes

Breast Cancer Treatment and Its Effect on the Eyes

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although women account for the vast majority of breast cancer cases, men are also diagnosed. Breast cancer can be treated with a combination of medicine and surgery in most cases....
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what kind of animals have the best eyes

What Kind of Animals Have the Best Eyes?

The normal eyesight that we have can see stars that glow from millions of light-years away, we can see different varieties of colors, and we can see clearly from a far distance. Not all people have the same eyesight because there are people who cannot see well as others. Sight...
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is it possible to implant a telescope in your eyes

Is It Possible to Implant a Telescope in Your Eyes?

The most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, is end-stage AMD. It causes irreversible loss of central vision, making it difficult to perceive or recognize people and objects. Unlike less severe forms of AMD, end-stage AMD irreversibly damages...
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the truth behind the white and gold or blue and black dress

The Truth Behind the White and Gold or Blue and Black Dress

In 2015, there was a photo of a dress that caught a lot of attention on social media. The debate was about the real color of the dress because there are different opinions of people. Some people see it as gold and white while others perceive it as blue and...
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Young Girl Sinking Into Sidewalk Optical Illusion

Occasionally, a photograph may be taken so visually perplexing that it could drive many people on the internet perplexed and scratching their heads trying to figure out what it actually represents. This is an optical illusion that causes the eyes to assume they are seeing something other than what has...
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Importance of Normal Eye Tracking

You will know that an individual has a good and healthy vision when the eyes automatically move smoothly, accurately, and quickly. An essential part of having good vision is eye tracking movements. If you have eye-tracking problems, no medication or surgery can fix that problem. Glasses alone cannot correct the...
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common visual problems in children with disability

Common Visual Problems in Children With Disability

Eye disorders can affect any child, but children with developmental disabilities are at a higher risk. Children with intellectual disabilities have a 10% risk of experiencing visual impairment, according to studies published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Consider the following situations and the risks they entail: Down Syndrome...
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