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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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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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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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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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what you need to know about emotional tears

What You Need to Know About Emotional Tears

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

Enucleation and Evisceration: Eye Removal Surgery

A painful blind eye, eye cancer, or a severe injury or infection of the eye can necessitate eye removal surgery. Eye removal surgery can be divided into two categories: Enucleation. In an enucleation, the whole eye (globe) is detached. The eye muscles are left intact and resewn to the spherical...
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is infants’ eye contact associated with autism

Is Infants’ Eye Contact Associated With Autism?

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

High Cholesterol and Its Effect on Vision

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

What Are Orbital Fractures?

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

Education and Certification for Ophthalmologists

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

Is It Safe to Cry While Wearing a Contact Lens?

Crying is inevitable when you are suffering from emotional distress or simply just chopping onions for dinner. It is most likely that these are reasons that can trigger your tears while wearing contact lenses. Tears play an important role in keeping eyes moist and allowing eyes to wear contact lenses...
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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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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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Under-Eye Fillers to Correct Tired-Looking Eyes_1

Under-Eye Fillers to Correct Tired-Looking Eyes

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

Myths and Facts About Eyes

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

A Breakthrough Camera That Can Capture Invisible Light

The human eye alone does not have the ability to see electromagnetic waves. Light vibration and other electromagnetic waves are invisible to our eyes. And now, Harvard scientists have successfully made a breakthrough polarization camera that can let you see invisible light. Polarization Camera Engineer researchers created a tiny compact...
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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how stress affects your eyes

How Stress Affects Your Eyes

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

For centuries, scientists have been attempting to succeed in eye transplants. There are scientists like in the diary of Mary Shelley who attempted implanting an eye of a dog into the groin of a rat. There are also other attempts which may be morbid like the transplant of an eye...
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How the 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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woman holding chocolate bar

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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different colors reflecting on the human eye

How the Human Eye See Colors

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

How Does Summer Affect Your Eyes?

Vacations, picnics, and trips to the beach are all popular summer activities. Summer can be welcome after a long winter or a rainy spring, but it can also have negative effects on your skin. You can keep your eyes safe all summer long by being mindful of the possible hazards...
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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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Study Shows Your Spouse Can Calm You Down Instantly

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