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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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, 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
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 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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
The new microlenses will be used as surgical tools and in security cameras, but could be adapted for many applications.
November 6, 2015
No other primates have 'whites' in their eyes. Why? It's partly to sniff out liars.
Feature October 15, 2015
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 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