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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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 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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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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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...
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can pulmonary fibrosis cause eye problems

Can Pulmonary Fibrosis Cause Eye Problems?

Our bodies’ mechanisms and organs function together. When one mechanism fails, it can have an effect on other areas of the body. For example, pulmonary fibrosis can cause a slew of other issues in the body, including vision problems. What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis and How Does It Affect You? The...
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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...
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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...
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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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Are New Eye Whitening Drops Better Than Older Drops?

There are new over-the-counter eye-whitening drops on the store shelves that caught a lot of attention. It was suggested that the new eye whitening drops may have some advantages over the older drops like Visine. Lumify is the name of the new eye whitening drop which was approved by the...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 virtual reality headsets transmit germs

Can Virtual Reality Headsets Transmit Germs?

Should you take a break from using a virtual reality headset at a conference or social gathering? Ocular herpes was recently transferred using headsets at a gaming event, according to a text and Twitter discussion. This claim was quickly disseminated via social media, causing a wave of fear among technology...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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....
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Process of How the Eye Creates an Image

Process of How the Eye Creates an Image

It is important to know the different parts of the eyes and their function to know the process of how the eye creates an image. According to most neuroscientists, the eye is considered to be part of the brain because of its relationship. Individuals use their visual system to interpret...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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subspecialists in ophthalmology

Subspecialists in Ophthalmology

An ophthalmologist is the only type of doctor who is qualified in all aspects of eye care. A general ophthalmologist (also known as a holistic ophthalmologist) can diagnose and treat eye diseases, as well as prescribe, fit eyeglasses and contact lenses. Many ophthalmologists who specialize in treating complex eye disorders...
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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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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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open and closed eyes of a woman

Why Is Blinking Important?

Have you ever wondered how many times do you blink in a minute? You may think that it is not necessary to count how many times you blink but it is an important number. Blinking is essential to our eye health. The average time that adults blink is between 10...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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