Science

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...
Read more
how a concussion can affect the eyes

How a Concussion Can Affect The Eyes

When you think of a traumatic brain injury, you could picture someone losing consciousness or suffering a serious head injury. However, not all brain injuries are the same. Some forms of brain injuries, such as concussions, are overlooked and vision problems are one of the many signs of a concussion....
Read more
woman with blue eyes

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...
Read more
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....
Read more
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?...
Read more
middle aged woman solving puzzle

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...
Read more
eye in darkness

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...
Read more
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....
Read more
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...
Read more
mother and child

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...
Read more
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...
Read more

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...
Read more
eyelash mites

What Are Eyelash Mites?

Many people do not know that mites can live on their eyelashes. The mites that can be found on our eyelashes go by the name of Demodex. A parasite called Demodex can be usually found in human skin. It is microscopic which means you will not observe that you have...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
woman running

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...
Read more
child doing eye test

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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
Guide for Intraocular Lenses

Guide for Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

During cataract surgery, the lens of the eye is removed and the devices that are implanted to replace it are called Intraocular lenses (IOLs). Before intraocular lenses have been introduced, thick glasses or special contact lenses are recommended to wear. There are different kinds of IOLs to choose from. The...
Read more
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...
Read more
what are the dots i see when i look up at a clear blue sky

What Are the Dots I See When I Look Up at a Clear Blue Sky?

You might spot tiny dots of moving light if you look up at a clear blue sky. These aren’t your imagination. When you stare at the clear blue sky, the moving dots you see may actually be your own white blood cells streaming into your eyes. This is called the...
Read more
things you should know about black eye

Things You Should Know About Black Eye

A black eye, also known as a “shiner,” is as unpleasant as it seems. The skin around the eye will turn purple, blue, or black after a blow to the head or eye. Since the skin around the eyes is very loose, fluid accumulates under it, causing swelling and bruising....
Read more
Eye Test Could Provide Early Warning for Dementia_1

Eye Test Could Provide Early Warning for Dementia

A neurodegenerative condition correlated with a continuing deterioration of brain function, dementia, has currently no cure. However, according to a new study, researchers have discovered a particular shift in the eyes that can identify the early onset of dementia. The good news is, this certain change in the eyes can...
Read more
virtual reality headsets

Virtual Reality Headsets: Are They Safe for Your Eyes?

VR technology will transport us to sci-fi battlegrounds, underwater, outer space, and beyond. It is no surprise that many families are adopting virtual reality (VR) technology, with a plethora of new games, applications, and headsets providing an immersive three-dimensional (3D) experience for users. But how does virtual reality affect the...
Read more
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,...
Read more
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...
Read more
what are the effects of high blood pressure on the eyes

What Are the Effects of High Blood Pressure on the Eyes?

High blood pressure is a chronic condition that can damage vital organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, and eyes. It develops gradually, causing tissue damage until the adverse effects on the organs become clinically apparent. The retina is the only location in the body where we can see the...
Read more
Vision Development of an Infant

Vision Development of an Infant

Having eye contact with your newborn will be labeled as one of the greatest moments in your life as a mother. It is important to know that it takes time for the visual system of a newborn to develop. In the first week of life, newborns can only see in...
Read more
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?...
Read more
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...
Read more
young girl sinking into sidewalk

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...
Read more

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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
eye disorders associated with abnormal eye reflection on camera

Eye Disorders Associated With Abnormal Eye Reflection on Camera

We are taking more images than ever before and sharing them with a wider audience via social and other digital platforms. Paying great attention to pictures of youngsters might reveal both common and uncommon eye disorders caused by the “red reflex,” or the reflection of the camera flash off the...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more

‘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...
Read more

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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
Eye-tracking Glasses That Auto-focuses Wherever You Look

Eye-Tracking Glasses That Auto-focuses Wherever You Look

Stanford University has a team of researchers that have successfully created an eyewear that can auto-focus wherever you look. The special eyeglasses track the movement of your eyes and automatically focuses on the object you are currently looking at. Autofocals is a Better Option They used the so-called autofocals to...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
How the Brain Adjusts to Hear Better After Losing Vision_1

How the Brain Adjusts to Hear Better After Losing Vision

Anecdotal evidence and scientific research implied that people who lost their vision often develop a better sense of hearing. What exactly happens to the brain in these cases? A new study examines. Auditory Cortex and Vision Loss There is something phenomenal that happens to a person’s auditory cortex after early...
Read more
eye in layered blue color

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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
do long space flights have an impact to the eyes of astronauts

Do Long Space Flights Have an Impact to the Eyes of Astronauts?

A study by NASA discovered that long space flights can impact the vision and eyes of astronauts. NASA is trying to know the reason behind this occurrence. A new study by NASA showed that there is a connection between the vision problems that astronauts experience during space flights and the...
Read more
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,...
Read more

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...
Read more
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...
Read more
Deep-Sea Fishes Can See Colors in the Dark 1

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....
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
Coralberries Could Fight Eye Cancer_1

Coralberries Could Fight Eye Cancer

A compound found in a plant called coralberry is found to be effective in fighting eye cancer. The famous Christmas plant, coralberry, may halt the progression of eye cancer. This possibility was believed to be impossible in the past. German scientists believe that they have found the answer to this...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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....
Read more
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,...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
apps for people with vision impairment

What Are There Apps, Devices, and Technologies for People With Vision Impairment?

The advancement of technology has led us to many innovations and breakthroughs that help in making our life easy. An example would be applications on the phone that allow you to book yourself a ride which is essential when you do not own a car. The technology tools are not...
Read more
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...
Read more
optical illusion of eiffel tower

The Optical Illusion of Eiffel Tower Is Teetering on the Edge of a Valley

An art piece in Paris has given the impression that the Eiffel Tower is positioned precariously above a rocky valley. A picture of a ravine and the pillars that form the base of the Eiffel Tower was laid onto the floor of an esplanade that overlooks the tower by an...
Read more
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...
Read more
does albinism cause vision problems

Does Albinism Cause Vision Problems?

Albinism is a condition where the body of an individual is having difficulty in creating pigment. The pigment is a material in the body that is responsible for producing color. Albinism can be passed from parent to child which makes it a hereditary condition. There are two types of albinism...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
How to Avoid Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask Against Coronavirus_1

How to Avoid Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask Against Coronavirus

While protecting yourself against coronavirus, it could be a challenge for those who wear eyeglasses to see clearly. Why? Because fog keeps building up around the eyeglasses while wearing a face mask. During these days, wearing a face mask is a must. However, it could be a nuisance to constantly...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
man looking at cbd oil

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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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....
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
Why It is Dangerous to Rub Your Eyes

Why It is Dangerous to Rub Your Eyes

You may be wondering why it just feels so addicting to rub your eyes. Once you start, it is hard to stop. Out of tiredness, allergies, or dryness, we all tend to rub our eyes. But, a small thing like this may be the worst habit of your life. Why...
Read more
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....
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more
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...
Read more