• Color Blindness May Soon Be Treatable With a Single Injection

    Animal studies are ongoing, Human trials hopefully next A one-shot treatment for color blindness may begin human trials as soon as 2017, if current testing goes well. Scientists have already had success treating color blindness in monkeys using gene therapy. The new treatment that the scientists are testing uses an injection of an adeno-associated virus […]

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  • The Top 10 Myths about Laser Vision Correction

    Thanks to simple laser vision correction many professional athletes, singers, TV hosts, doctors have long forgotten about the morning search of glasses and rituals of placing and removing the lenses. Despite this, people who have vision problems are still doubtful about laser vision correction. The answer why is this so – is the misconceptions that […]

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  • Do Your Contact Lenses Drive You Crazy?

    A new report foun contact lens discomfort affects up to half of contact lens wearers—and there’s reason to believe that number could be even higher. The report is the culmination of 18 research-packed months conducted by 79 eye experts all talking about those little plastic circles. But beyond the common sense of contact care—like, ehem, […]

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  • How Does Diabetic Retinopathy Cause Blindness?

    Diabetic retinopathy is the most common type of diabetic eye disease, and a leading cause of vision loss in American adults. Diabetic retinopathy is primarily caused by changes in the retina’s blood vessels. At first, you may not notice any changes in your vision, but over time the disease can worsen and cause blindness. Diabetic […]

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  • Albinizam

    Albinism in humans (from the Latin albus, “white) is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin. It is the opposite of melanism. Albinism results from inheritance of recessive gene alleles and is known to affect all vertebrates, including humans. While an organism with […]

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  • 10 surprising facts about our eyes

    We all have eyes, but we don’t all know how amazing they really are. At any given moment there could be hundreds of eyes staring at you, and the most fascinating part is that they could all be holding more secrets than you realize. Take these surprising facts for instance: The cells that are located […]

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  • Myths And Facts About Ophthalmology

    Myth Reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes. Fact Although reading in dim light can make your eyes feel tired, it is not harmful. Myth It is not harmful to watch a welder or look at the sun if you squint, or look through narrowed eyelids. Fact Even if you squint, ultra-violet light […]

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  • Postoperative Care And Possible Complications of Cataract Surgery

    A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help doctors determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression. The researchers found certain patterns of electrical signals emitted from the “smart” contact lenses correlate with a faster rate of glaucoma progression. Glaucoma remains a leading cause of blindness and using these findings, clinicians […]

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