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Eye-control Television Launched by Comcast

The new launch of Comcast now lets you control your TV with only your eyes! Aside from voice-control, users can now use their gaze like a computer mouse to navigate their TV. To “click,” they can linger on a particular icon or use the “blink mode” of the device where...
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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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stickler syndrome

Stickler Syndrome: Risks, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Stickler syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the joints, hearing, and vision. In addition, collagen, the body’s connective tissue, is affected. Collagen is a major component of the cornea and sclera of the eye. When It Comes to Stickler Syndrome, Who Is at Risk? Stickler syndrome is inherited from...
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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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corneal inlays

Corneal Inlays: A Surgical Reading Glasses Alternative

As you get into your 40s and 50s, you will probably find it more challenging to read a book or see your phone’s screen up close, which is a symptom of presbyopia, a common age-related eye disease. Presbyopia is caused by a stiffening of the lens of the eye, which...
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how does pollution affect your eyes

How Does Pollution Affect Your Eyes?

Pollution not only affects our overall health but also our eye health. We are aware of how air pollution can cause health issues such as asthma and heart disease. Some people do not know that air pollution can affect your eyes which causes different eye symptoms. With the pictures captured...
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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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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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process of a comprehensive eye exam

The Process of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

There are a lot of people who do not know the series of exams that will be done during an appointment with an eye doctor, mostly when it is their first time or they had it a couple of years ago. Different tests and procedures are performed to examine your...
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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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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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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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Possible Connection Between Sleep Problems and Glaucoma

Possible Connection Between Sleep Problems and Glaucoma

A research of over 6,700 participants residing in the United States over age 40 responded to a survey about their sleep. The survey revealed a possible relationship between glaucoma and sleep problems. Glaucoma is a disease related to the damage of the optic nerve. This nerve sends signals from the...
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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 Meaning Behind the Dream About the Eye and the Pupil

Dreams are common for us people to experience. Different interpretations are depending on what we have dreamt about. We all know that eyes are the window to our soul which shows the deeper reflection of what is within us. People are curious about what it means when you dreamt about...
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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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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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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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how google ai can reveal eye health risks

How Google AI Can Reveal Eye Health Risks

An eye exam when you visit an ophthalmologist reveals so much about your vision. A new application of artificial intelligence shows if the patient is at risk of a heart attack, stroke, or has high blood pressure through the eyes as researchers at Google mentioned. It is not new that...
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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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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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photos can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in children

Photos Can Aid in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Problems in Children

Did you know that a photograph can reveal vital and potentially life-saving information about a child’s eye health? Tara Taylor’s Facebook friends warned her that the light in her 3-year-old daughter’s eye could suggest something was wrong after sharing a photo of her on social media. Rylee Taylor was diagnosed...
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function of eyebrows

The Function of Eyebrows

People may think eyebrows are there to complete your overall appearance. Some people are wondering why we have eyebrows. Some experts suggested that there are two purposes why we have eyebrows which are to keep moisture out of our eyes and for communication. It is not that obvious but eyebrows...
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The Environmental Cost Of Contact Lenses

Many people rely on contact lenses to improve their vision. But these sight-correcting devices don’t last forever — some are intended for a single day’s use — and they are eventually disposed of in various ways. Now, scientists are reporting that throwing these lenses down the drain at the end...
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curvature blindness

This Optical Illusion Will Show You If You Have Curvature Blindness

Everyone enjoys a good optical illusion, and this newly found perception trick has us rethinking our perceptions of the world. Examine the lines in the illustration above. What kinds of lines do you think you are seeing? Are they hard, angular zigzags or gentle, curving waves? Do you notice only...
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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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Is It Safe to Cry While Wearing a Contact Lens?

Crying is inevitable when you are suffering from emotional distress or simply just chopping onions for dinner. It is most likely that these are reasons that can trigger your tears while wearing contact lenses. Tears play an important role in keeping eyes moist and allowing eyes to wear contact lenses...
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why is eye contact important in conversations

Why Is Eye Contact Important in Conversations?

Eye contact plays an important role in communication with other people. We can observe that we use it as a level of communication because eye contact is a form of body language. They say that our eyes are our window to the soul and heart. People can detect when someone...
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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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3 eye signs of bipolar disorder mania

3 Eye Signs of Bipolar Disorder Mania

Depression, at least the type we associate with sagging shoulders, a sense of being dead inside, and crying, is easy to recognize. Like a book cover, depression is mostly visible on our faces. However, mania! Oh, craziness! It can appear to be joy! Alternatively, anger or someone finally emerging from...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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eye-popping illusion lets you write with your gaze alone

Eye-popping Illusion Lets You Write With Your Gaze Alone

A French researcher discovered a way to trick the eyes into moving more quickly so they can be used like a pencil to write cursive, which may help the disabled. A paralyzed man sent his first tweet using eye movements back in 2012. A recent French technology allowed him to...
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how to file a complaint against your ophthalmologist

How to File a Complaint Against Your Ophthalmologist

All members must follow the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Code of Ethics. Only if your ophthalmologist is a member of the Academy can the Academy Ethics Committee evaluate your complaints if you suspect he or she has acted unethically. ● The Academy has no power over ophthalmologists who are not...
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Dogs’ Eyes Evolve to Bond With Humans

Research has shown that a dog’s eyes change after being befriended by a human. Dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes to allow them to appeal to humans. Dogs Can Manipulate Human Emotions If you see a dog with sad “puppy-like” eyes, they may actually be manipulating your feelings. A...
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Drugs to Treat Thyroid Eye Disease Without Surgery 1

Drugs to Treat Thyroid Eye Disease Without Surgery

It is unusual for people to hear about thyroid eye disease (TED) which causes vision problems and eye bulging. A new drug called Tepezza is the first nonsurgical treatment introduced for thyroid eye disease (TED) this January 2020. Experts mentioned that the new drug is delivered intravenously and it is...
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The Cornea

The Cornea and Its Function

The part of our eyes that allows the light to enter is the cornea. It is a clear part of the eye that appears wider than tall. It measures about 12 millimeters (mm) for the horizontal diameter of the cornea and 11 millimeters for the vertical diameter for the front...
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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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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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what you need to know about emotional tears

What You Need to Know About Emotional Tears

What makes us cry? For decades, scientists have been attempting to address this query. Niels Stensen, a Danish scholar, discovered that tears originated in the lacrimal gland in 1662. Basal tears, reflex tears, and emotional tears are the three forms of tears we have. According to most experts, emotional tears...
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Effects of Viagra in Vision

A drug known to be Sildenafil which is sold under the brand name Viagra is considered to be safe for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. A report published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology stated that taking high doses of these drugs can have effects on vision. The report...
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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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observation test

Observation Test | Tell Me What You See First and I’ll Tell You Who You Are

This observation test will lead you to discover a side of your character that you may not know very well because it has remained hidden due to your insecurities.  Surrealist paintings are able to combine many different elements to create fascinating optical illusions that affect people in different ways, depending...
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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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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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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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Study Shows Your Spouse Can Calm You Down Instantly_1

Study Shows Your Spouse Can Calm You Down Instantly

Study Shows Your Spouse Can Calm You Down Instantly Eye study reveals that the physical presence of your spouse can help calm you down instantly. Our eyes reflect so much about us. The intellect, the will, are seen in the eyes. It is actually the windows to the soul, as...
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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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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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how can interferon affect the retina

How Can Interferon Affect the Retina?

Interferons are proteins that your body produces. They are produced by your body’s immunological system. The immune system is boosted by interferon medications. Viruses, germs, and cancer are among the things they combat. Interferon can be used to treat a variety of disorders. Many diseases have been treated using interferon,...
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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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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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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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Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Disease: Risks, Diagnosis, Treatment

The carotid arteries in your neck are the primary blood vessels that carry blood to your eyes and brain. There are two carotid arteries in your spine: one on the right side and one on the left. When blood flow into your carotid artery is blocked, you have carotid artery...
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The Effect of Hormones in Eyes and Vision

There is a chemical called hormone that controls the activities throughout our bodies. It is also known as the messenger of the body because they travel in your bloodstream to organs and tissues, saying what the body’s cells should do and when to do it. The body’s major functions that...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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what causes the prevalence of brown eyes

What Causes the Prevalence of Brown Eyes?

True fact: everyone on Earth had brown eyes roughly 10,000 years ago. Brown eyes now account for half of all people in the United States. However, that figure could be substantially higher on a global scale. Melanin, a pigment found in human eyes that also lends brown color to hair,...
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sepsis and vision loss

Sepsis and Vision Loss

Most people get sick every now and then, such as with the flu or a sinus infection. In certain cases, the infection spreads across the body, triggering an inflammatory response. Sepsis will develop if this happens. Sepsis has severe consequences, including blindness. What Exactly Is Sepsis? While not everyone has...
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Selma Blair Says She's Losing Her Eyelashes Because of Multiple Sclerosis_1

Selma Blair Says She’s Losing Her Eyelashes Because of Multiple Sclerosis

On an Instagram post, Selma Blair showed her “barely there” eyelashes. “I guess [my] immune system figured it has bigger kids to spank.”, says Selma. Selma thanked her friends for all their support despite losing all but three of her eyelashes on her right eye. Although multiple sclerosis does not...
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Deep-Sea Fishes Can See Colors in the Dark

A certain deep-sea species of fish is found to have five distinct rod opsins in its eyes. Its eyes are a long and cylindrical shape which increases its ability to capture light. It also allows the fish to move the eyes horizontally and vertically. A research team led by Dr....
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paralyzed man tweets for the first time through his eyes

A Paralyzed Man Tweets for the First Time Through His Eyes

Tony Nicklinson, a paralyzed man with locked-in syndrome, communicates with the rest of the world through Twitter. He writes his tweets with his eyes using eye movement technology. Tony Nicklinson is a father, a husband, and a rugby fan. According to the Guardian, Nicklinson has been suffering from “locked-in syndrome,”...
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implantable micro telescope

What to Expect Before Surgery and Post-Op of Implantable Micro Telescope (IMT)

End-stage AMD patients had no treatment for their vision loss for decades, but now a pea-sized piece of technology is allowing them to see their loved ones’ faces, read books, and resume other daily duties that require detailed vision, unlocking a window to life. “More individuals are involved than they...
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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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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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Beware of Unsterile Eye Drops and Ointments

Beware of Unsterile Eye Drops and Ointments! Walgreens and Walmart Recalled Several Products

Beware of nonsterile products that may cause permanent damage and serious infections. It’s time to check the medicine cabinet. Walgreens and Walmart have recently coordinated with medical experts to recall unsafe products that are risky for their consumers. Considering that these products are applied internally in our eyes, it poses...
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How Germs Can Travel to Our Eyes

As we go through our day, we do not realize that we rub our eyes many times. It is important to ensure that our hands are clean before we touch our faces, especially our eyes. Rubbing is the easiest way to make our eyes feel better when we are tired,...
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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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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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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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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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Do Red Eyes Mean Coronavirus Infection

Do Red Eyes Mean Coronavirus Infection?

Recent pieces of evidence show that some redness of the eyes may be associated with coronavirus. A few months ago, CNN reported that a nurse at the nursing home in Washington stated that she noticed red eyes as a clinical symptom in some elderly patients who were infected with COVID-19....
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effect of cataract surgery on the mortality risk of patients

The Effect of Cataract Surgery on the Mortality Risk of Patients

Older persons who have visual impairment such as cataract-related are likely to have a greater mortality risk than those who have a normal vision as shown in previous studies. Cataract surgery may be the answer to reducing the mortality risk. In Australia, new research confirmed that people over the age...
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How Can Dark Chocolate Help Improve Vision?

Valentine’s Day is not complete without some chocolates. Some studies showed that the antioxidants called flavanols can be found in dark chocolate which is good for the heart, brain, and people with diabetes. It was suggested in the latest research that it can even sharpen your vision temporarily. A lot...
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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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how the eye functions when we cry

How the Eye Functions When We Cry

People are wondering why there is water coming out from our eyes when we are sad, tired, or frustrated. Most people do not know the function of the eye when we cry. Crying is a unique physiological function to humans. Not many people are aware that there are three different...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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education and certification for ophthalmologists

Education and Certification for Ophthalmologists

Training and Education A minimum of three years of residency (hospital-based training) in ophthalmology is required after four years of medical school and one year of internship. Ophthalmologists undergo specialized training in all aspects of eye care during their residency, including disease prevention, diagnosis, and medicinal and surgical treatment. An...
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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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