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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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woman about to sip coffee

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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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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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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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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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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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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white part of the eye

Understanding the White Part of the Eye

The sclera refers to the white part in the eye. The anterior sclera only shows a small portion but 80 percent of the surface area of the eyeball is the sclera. A dense connective tissue forms the “white” in the eye or sclera. There is a junction between the white...
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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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usher syndrome

Usher Syndrome: Risks, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

The most prevalent hereditary disorder that affects both vision and hearing is Usher syndrome. Hearing loss and visual loss from retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, are the most common symptoms of Usher syndrome. RP can cause vision loss at any age, from childhood to puberty. Who Is Susceptible to Usher Syndrome?...
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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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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...
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Eye Doctor Finds Four Sweat Bees Feeding Inside a Woman's Eye_3

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

A 29-year-old woman first complained of eye pain after a day of cutting weeds out of her family’s grave. She felt as if there was something in her eye. She tried to ignore it at first but after a few hours, the pain started to become worse. She, then, right...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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vision development in newborn to 12 months

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

In the first year of life, a newborn undergoes so many changes in their vision. A pediatrician checks the vision of your infant during your visit. The vision of your baby must follow the vision development of the infant. As a parent, you will be needing to know what to...
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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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Most Reliable Online Resources for Modern Ophthalmologists

Most Reliable Online Resources for Modern Ophthalmologists

In the current time and age of the internet, smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other digital devices, there emerges resources that are one tap away. Amidst all the free resources laid online, it is still important to choose only the legit and reliable ones. Here is a compilation of some of...
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middle aged woman under eye test

How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Ophthalmologists

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

How Does Eylea Affect the Eyes?

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

Uvea Part of the Eye

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

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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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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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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A Man Blinded by Parasites After Showering With Contact Lenses

Nick Humphreys used to wear his contact lenses while playing football but they ended up blinding him when he did not take them off before showering. His cornea at his right eye caught a rare parasitical infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) after showering with his contact lenses. Nick, 29 years...
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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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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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tests and training for sports vision

Tests and Training for Sports Vision

As an athlete, it is important to have excellent visual acuity because it affects the way you perform. There are different sports vision tests and training that helps athletes to assess their eyes. Different Types of Sports Vision Test Snellen Eye Chart is the most common test. It makes you...
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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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Role of Crispr in Eye Care DNA Editing 1

Role of CRISPR in Eye Care: DNA Editing

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

Can You Sleep With Eyes Open?

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

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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zeiss award 2018

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

Zeiss Award: Dr. Jørn Jørgensen and EuroEyes has been crowned again as a world champion in the implantation of trifocal lenses Dr. Matthias Metz, Dr. Michael Achtelik, Dr. Jørn Jørgensen and PD Dr. med. Ralf-Christian Lerche Source: https://www.euroeyes.com/zeiss-award-world-champion-in-the-implantation-of-trifocal-lenses-2018/ Dr. Matthias Metz, CEO of Zeiss Vision AG, and Dr. Michael Achtelik,...
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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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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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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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is phantom eye syndrome after surgery to remove eye common

Is Phantom Eye Syndrome After Surgery to Remove Eye Common?

Patients with ocular melanoma report seeing pictures and shapes of fireworks, underwater reeds, and an unidentified individual. According to a new study published in the journal, Ophthalmology, patients who had an eye surgically removed confirmed seeing these exact photographs. The condition, known as phantom eye syndrome, affects a large number...
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Is Transplant of the Whole Human Eye Possible_ 3

Is Transplant of the Whole Human Eye Possible?

For centuries, scientists have been attempting to succeed in eye transplants. There are scientists like in the diary of Mary Shelley who attempted implanting an eye of a dog into the groin of a rat. There are also other attempts which may be morbid like the transplant of an eye...
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4 Best Tips to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger_1

4 Best Tips to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger

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

Animals With Strange and Fascinating Eyes

We are familiar with the eyesight of humans but how about the unique eyes in nature? People often do not observe the eyes of animals. Most animals have strange eyes. It may look weird and different but animals have different vision adaptations that human eyes do not have. Their vision...
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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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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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8 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. “Khloe gives as much...
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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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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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how do we see things at night

How Do We See Things at Night?

Light is an important variable when we are looking at things. Knowing how our eyes work, we need light to be able to see. The question is how can we see in almost complete darkness if there is no light? People are curious about which part of the eye is...
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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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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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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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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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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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severe eye infections are on the rise as opioid crisis continues

Severe Eye Infections Are on the Rise as Opioid Crisis Continues

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

Why Do I Have Colored Rings Around The Iris?

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