Tag: eyes

Astronauts May Need To Wear Swimming Goggles In Space: Study

Astronauts on long-duration space missions may soon have to wear swimming goggles. Researchers of a new study reveal how this can protect their eye health.

Space April 19, 2019

Fox Station Meteorologist Who Took Her Own Life Suffered From Lasik Surgery Complications

Jessica Starr suffered from rare complications of Lasik surgery before she died last week. The 35-year-old underwent a new procedure called Lasik smile, which involves making two small cuts to remove lenticule in the eye.

Public Health December 16, 2018

Maintaining Healthy Eyesight May Protect Against Mental Decline In Old Age

A study of more than 2500 American adults shows a link between vision loss and mental decline. Here are ways to keep the eyes healthy and reduce one's risk of developing eye diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration.

Public Health June 30, 2018

You Should Never Sleep With Makeup On: This Woman Almost Lost Her Eyesight

A 50-year-old woman from Australia almost lost her eyesight due to fragments of mascara that built up beneath her eyelid. She is now looking to raise awareness on the dangers of sleeping with makeup on.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2018

AI Predicts Your Personality Based On Eye Movements

Scientists introduced an artificial intelligence programmed with an algorithm capable of defining personality traits based on eye movements. The researchers said that the new algorithm could be integrated into smartphones, robots, and self-driving cars for more personalized services.

Robotics May 7, 2018

Humans Could Possibly Shoot Lasers From Their Eyes Up To 20 Inches Away, Says New Study

A new study suggested the possibility of humans shooting lasers from their eyes. The researchers used organic semiconductors to create the technology and tested it on a cow.

May 4, 2018

Mantis Shrimp Have The Strangest Eyes In The Animal Kingdom, Says New Study

A new study determined that peacock mantis shrimp have a unique set of eyes that are constantly in motion. It also has four times the photoreceptor cells that a mammal has.

Animals May 2, 2018

Contact Lens That Acts Like Sunglasses To Protect The Eyes From The Sun Gets FDA Approval

The soft contact lens ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions comes with a light-adaptive technology that can provide protection for the eye against damaging UV radiation. Should you replace your sunglasses with this contact lens?

Public Health April 16, 2018

Four-Eyed Ancient Reptile Sheds Light On Lizards' Third Eye

The now-extinct lizard Saniwa ensidens featured not just two but four eyes when it lived about 49 million years ago. What does this reveal about lizards' third eye?

Animals April 3, 2018

New Google AI Can Detect Cardiovascular Diseases Using Retinal Scans

Google's AI is extending to medical diagnostic technologies. A new algorithm by Google will soon be capable of detecting heart diseases through the scanning images of a person’s retina.

Biotech February 21, 2018

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

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