Tag: eyes

Diabetes Patients May Soon Monitor Their Blood Sugar Using This Smart Contact Lens

Researchers in South Korea developed a sugar-sensing contact lens that they predict would be available in 5 years for diabetes patients. What makes this device different from other smart contact lens?

Medicine January 24, 2018

Eye Tattoo Gone Wrong Places Model At Risk Of Losing Her Eyeball: Will The Procedure Be Banned?

Catt Gallinger, a 24-year-old model from Ontario, had an eye tattoo that went horribly wrong. She is now in danger of losing her eyeball, placing the procedure under heavy scrutiny.

Public Health December 2, 2017

Parasitic Worm Moves Around And Digs Holes In Boy's Eye For 3 Weeks

A parasitic worm was found wriggling in the eyeball of a teenager in Mexico. The nematode was removed but it has already caused serious eye damage. How did it get into the boy's eye?

Public Health September 25, 2017

Be Careful With Nerf Guns, Kids: You Might Seriously Damage Your Eyes

Eye doctors have warned that Nerf guns can cause serious eye damage, to the point that they recommended players to wear protective goggles. Making matters worse is that third-party companies make cheaper but more dangerous replacement bullets.

Public Health September 20, 2017

NASA Warns Of Unsafe Eclipse Glasses: How To Tell You Have Bought One That Meets Viewing Standards

NASA warned of unsafe solar eclipse glasses, which can cause vision problems. Here are the things that people should look for when buying eclipse sunglasses for watching Aug. 21 eclipse.

Space July 23, 2017

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman's Eye During Cataract Surgery

A woman initially thought her eye problem was caused by old age and dry eyes. She was supposed to undergo cataract surgery when doctors discovered a blue mass that turned out to be contact lenses stuck together in her eye.

Public Health July 17, 2017

Eyeballs Grafted On Tails: Blind Tadpoles Get The Most Unusual Eye Transplant

What do blind tadpoles and migraine drugs have in common? Both were part of a creative experimental transplant that proved eyes can fully function when grafted on tails, by connecting directly to the central nervous system.

Animals March 31, 2017

Experts Warn Of Dubious Clinical Trials As Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Blinds 3 Patients With Macular Degeneration

Three patients with the eye disease macular degeneration were blinded by a stem cell treatment they thought was part of a government-approved study. What are the red flag signals for clinical trials?

Public Health March 16, 2017

How Did Fish Evolve To Walk On Land? They Used Their Eyes First, Says Study

A better vision, not the development of limbs, was in fact what brought our ancient aquatic ancestors on land. Fossils showed a series of optical adaptations prompted the momentous transition, catalyzing evolutionary changes that made us who we are.

Ancient March 9, 2017

How We Read Emotions Is Linked To How Our Eyes See: Study

A new study suggests how we read emotions is directly linked to how our eyes see. If we squint our eyes or open them wide, they convey several mental states to the receiver, researchers said.

Neuroscience February 24, 2017

More Time Outdoors Early In Life May Prevent Nearsightedness

People who spent more time outdoors when they were between the ages 14 and 29 years had reduced risk for nearsightedness. How does sunlight help ward off the condition also known as myopia?

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016

Many LASIK Patients Experience New Eye Problems After Surgery

Patients who undergo LASIK eye surgery developed new vision problems after the procedure. What are the eye problems that patients developed after the surgery?

Medicine November 24, 2016

Non-Steroidal Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease Treatment Also Effective Against Eye Inflammation

Corticosteroids have been the usual treatment of choice for eye inflammations. Now, researchers have found that non-steroidal medication adalimumab could also do the trick in treating uveitis.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 8, 2016

Zika Virus May Be Spread From Infected Eyes, Suggests Study

Zika is spreading fast and researchers are scrambling to learn more about it. According to a new study, however, the virus can find its way to the eyes, making the windows to the soul a possible infection source.

Public Health September 8, 2016

Don't Swim Or Sleep In Your Contact Lenses: Improper Use Can Lead To Serious Eye Damage

Sleeping or swimming in your contact lenses can cause eye infections that result in serious eye damage, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed. Officials advise the public to wear and care for their contacts properly.

Public Health August 19, 2016

Blindness Cure On The Horizon? Scientists Restore Eyesight In Blind Mice

Biochemical manipulations and visual stimulations helped restore the eyesight of blind mice with glaucoma in a new study. The research may pave way for new directions that can help millions who suffer from vision loss.

Neuroscience July 12, 2016

107-Year-Old Woman Becomes Oldest Organ Donor In Scotland, Saves Sight Of Patient In Need Of Cornea

Age is not a barrier when it comes to organ donation, a new campaign in Scotland advocates. Indeed, a 107-year-old woman has become the oldest organ donor in the country.

Public Health July 6, 2016

Bausch & Lomb, IBM To Release App For Doctors Who Treat Cataracts

IBM and Bausch & Lomb will work together to develop an app for doctors who perform cataract surgeries. How can this mobile technology for Apple devices help in the operating room?

Apps/Software May 8, 2016

Sony Files Patent For Smart Contact Lenses That Can Record Videos, Take Pictures With Blink Of An Eye

Sony has filed a patent for a smart contact lens that features an ability to capture photos and videos. What makes it different from Samsung's smart lens with camera?

Wearable Tech May 1, 2016

Eyesight, Hearing Of 2-Year-Old Brazilian Girl Restored After A 'Miracle'

A 2-year-old Brazilian girl who was born deaf and blind underwent surgical procedures in Miami, Florida. After several failed surgeries in Brazil, the one in Miami turned out to be a miraculous success!

April 26, 2016

13-Million-Year-Old Crocodile Reveals Evolution Of Telescoping Eyes

A 13-million-year-old Miocene crocodile fossil offered a look at how South American and Indian gavialoids - a group of mostly extinct crocodile species - evolved separately to have telescoped eyes.

Animals April 23, 2016

Eyesi Simulator In Canada Allows Ophthalmology Students To Practice Different Eye Surgery Scenarios

Eyesi, a state-of-the-art eye surgery simulator in Canada, allows ophthalmology students to fine tune their skill in eye surgery before they face real-life scenarios. The simulator mimics real eye surgery by using training modules.

Life April 15, 2016

Eye Movement During Conversation May Help Spot Children With Autism

The focus of the eyes during interactive conversations may help identify children with autism. Those with the developmental disability tend to focus on the speaker's mouth during emotional talks.

Life April 9, 2016

Contact Lenses Alter Bacteria Community Of Eyes

Contact lenses may alter the bacteria community of the eyes, a new study has found. The discovery may pave the way for a better understanding of the role of contact lenses in the development of eye infections.

Life March 27, 2016

iPad May Help People See Better: Study

iPad may help people see better, a new study has found. People with vision loss problems reported that they can see more clearly with iPad than with traditional magnifying devices, which are more expensive, bulky and embarrassing to use.

Life March 24, 2016

Here’s the Science Why We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss

Two English psychologists have unlocked the mystery behind kissing and discovered that it has nothing to do with love, passion, or lust. Rather, it's all in the brain.

Life March 21, 2016

New Cataract Surgery Using Stem Cells May Regenerate Eye Lens

Researchers were able to develop a new cataract surgery that uses stems cells to regenerate eye lens. The new method is said to have fewer complications and better outcomes than the current standard of care.

Life March 10, 2016

Pancakes Help Scientists Come Up With Better Treatment For Glaucoma

Scientists were able to discover new ways of improving glaucoma treatment by studying pancakes. The key is to look into how thin sheets like pancakes and human eyes interact with and release water vapor.

Life February 8, 2016

Polymer Coating Turns Contact Lenses Into Tiny Computer Screens

There's already proof-of-concept research on a polymer film coating that can turn contact lenses into computer screens. The ultra-thin film coating technology is hoped to offer medical benefits, such as featuring sensors for monitoring health biomarkers.

Life February 6, 2016

Eating Leafy Green Vegetables, Carrots And Beets Cuts Glaucoma Risk By 30 Percent

Diets rich in leafy green vegetables are good for the eyes. Researchers have found a link between increased nitrate intake and reduced risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Life January 17, 2016

Blind Colorado Woman Sees Again With New Bionic Eye

After more than 15 years of blindness, a woman from Colorado can now see through her new bionic eye. Doctors implanted a microchip onto Jamie Carley's eye. She now uses an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to aid her.

Life December 12, 2015

Atropine Eye Drops May Reduce Nearsightedness In Children

Atropine eye drops has been known in the 1990s to treat myopia, but side effects had stopped the use of the drug. Now, researchers found that low concentration of atropine could reduce the side effects and stop the onset of myopia in children.

Life November 18, 2015

Eye Injection May Reverse Blindness Caused By Diabetes

Compared to standard laser therapy, injection of the drug Lucentis in the eye was found to be more effective in improving sight in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), a new study revealed. Researchers believe their findings will change treatment options for PDR.

Life November 14, 2015

Insects Inspire Lenses That Can See Almost Twice As Much As The Human Eye

The new microlenses will be used as surgical tools and in security cameras, but could be adapted for many applications.

November 6, 2015

Why Do Humans Have Weird Eyes?

No other primates have 'whites' in their eyes. Why? It's partly to sniff out liars.

Feature October 15, 2015

One Eye Glued Shut: Florida Woman Mistakes Super Glue For Eye Drops

A woman from Florida accidentally glued one of her eyes shut. This was due to someone handing her a bottle of it, mistaking it for eye drops.

Life October 10, 2015

Researchers Use A Computer Game To Test The Independent Eyes Of Chameleons

Researchers developed a computer game that was used to frustrate and test the eyes of chameleons to learn if the right and left eyes really work independently from one another.

Animals August 25, 2015

Hunter Or Hunted? The Pupils Hold The Key

Vertical or horizontal pupils could make a difference in the struggle for survival, a new study finds. What can this tell us about the animal kingdom?

August 9, 2015

Combat Digital Eye Strain With Powerful Food Combinations For Healthy Vision

Certain combinations of foods may offer significant eye health benefits.

Internet Culture July 6, 2015

Study Reveals Human Super Sense That Can Detect 'Third Property Of Light'

Experts found that human eyes have the capability to see the third property of light aside from color and brightness. The super sense that the researchers discovered is said to be unknown to the majority of the population, including scientists.

Life July 1, 2015

5,245: Number Of Distinct Bacterial Strains On Eyes Of Contact Lens Users

Daily contact lens wearers were found to have 5,245 distinct bacterial strains and sub-types in the eyes. They also have three times the normal ratio of certain bacteria increasing their risks for eye infection.

Life June 2, 2015

Wearing Contact Lenses Alters The Eye's Bacterial Communities

A new study found that contact lens wearers have more bacteria linked to corneal ulcers than nonwearers. Understanding the changes that contacts cause in the eye’s bacterical community could help prevent infections.

Life May 31, 2015

This Bionic Lens Can Give You Perfect Vision That's Three Times Better Than 20/20

The Ocumetics bionic lens can improve a person's vision by up to three times better than 20/20. It can also prevent cataract and other damages that plague the natural lens of the eye.

Life May 24, 2015

Stem Cell Injection Might Save Seniors From Vision Loss

Researchers have found that stem cells can be used to disrupt the progression of age-related macular denegeration, alleviating vision loss due to the disease.

Life April 16, 2015

Ancient Eye Contains 300 Million-Year-Old Rods and Cones

Eye cells found in ancient fish suggests color vision evolved at least 300 million years ago. Finding represents the oldest vertebrate photosensor cells ever found, researchers say.

December 24, 2014

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