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Blue light isn’t the main source of eye fatigue and sleep loss – it’s your computer


Blue light has gotten a bad rap, getting blamed for the loss of sleep and eye damage. Personal electronic…
Without this advance, the chips required to build an artificial retina would burn human eye tissue. Image credit: Unsplash/Createria, Pixabay/DavidZydd
An artificial retina that could help restore sight to the blind


For more than a decade, researchers have been working to create artificial digital retinas that can be implanted…
Can Supplements Improve Eye Health and Vision?

August 20, 2019

You’ve probably heard someone say, “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes.” You may have also seen…
Blinking eye-on-a-chip used for disease modeling and drug testing

August 12, 2019

People who spend eight or more hours a day staring at a computer screen may notice their eyes…
When a fix for one vision problem causes another

July 30, 2019

As we age, our eyes lose their ability to focus up close. It’s a condition called presbyopia, and…
Could playing computer games improve your peripheral vision?

June 12, 2019

Playing computer games could help improve people’s peripheral vision, new research reveals. Researchers have found a significant improvement…
Researcher wants to unlock the mysteries of strabismus

May 27, 2019

Strabismus, also known as being cross-eyed or having a wandering eye, is one of the most common reasons…
Personalized “Eye-in-a-Dish” Models Reveal Genetic Underpinnings of Macular Degeneration

May 13, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over age…
Easy on the Eyes

May 9, 2019

Computer program reveals what neurons in the visual cortex prefer to look at. Why do our eyes tend…
Seeing the world through a biophysicist’s lens

April 18, 2019

Biophysicist Philip Nelson kicked off Science Café lecture with an unexpected physics demonstration. The lights inside the packed room at…
Cataracts and Amyloid Beta: Early Marker and New Drug Target?

April 15, 2019

I’ve just had cataract surgeries, so I wasn’t thrilled to find a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy…
Clear Advance for Corneal Regeneration

March 29, 2019

An adhesive gel packed with light-activated chemicals can seal cuts or ulcers on the cornea, the clear surface…
Imaging method reveals long-lived patterns in cells of the eye

March 26, 2019

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in…
Therapy could improve, prolong sight in those suffering vision loss

March 18, 2019

Millions of Americans are progressively losing their sight as cells in their eyes deteriorate, but a new therapy…
True colours: a test to determine how animals see colour

January 29, 2019

Trained fish at The University of Queensland are helping researchers understand animal vision and factors behind the huge…
Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

January 28, 2019

It is often difficult for a driver to see a person walking on the side of the road…
Faulty molecular master switch may contribute to AMD

January 24, 2019

A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) could be involved in the progression of age-related…
Artificial bug eyes

January 10, 2019

Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound…
Tiny Digital ‘Tags’ Improve Eye Care by Tracking Every Step

January 9, 2019

A popular type of data collection is helping Kellogg providers make visits more meaningful for patients and reduce…
Novel drops could prevent vision loss after eye trauma or severe infections

December 27, 2018

Eye trauma or various infections often lead to impaired vision or even blindness. However, these conditions do not…
In the eye of the psychopath

December 19, 2018

The eyes of psychopaths have an unusual reaction when they are shown images of nasty things, such as…
Are you stressed? Your eyes may provide a window into your mental workload

December 12, 2018

With nearly breakneck speed, the demands of work productivity in today’s society seem to have increased tenfold. Enter…
The Eyes Have It

November 23, 2018

By the time symptoms of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) are typically discovered, death is looming and inevitable. But,…
NIH scientists combine technologies to view the retina in unprecedented detail

November 19, 2018

By combining two imaging modalities — adaptive optics and angiography — investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI)…
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New contact lens to treat eye injuries

November 6, 2018

A new therapeutic contact lens that acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries being developed by QUT…
Color-changing contact lens could enhance monitoring of eye disease treatments

October 14, 2018

For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It’s hard to tell…
Therapy applied directly inside the eye best for treating uveitic macular edema

October 3, 2018

Delivery of corticosteroids directly into the eye is more effective than injections adjacent to the eye, according to…
Chiropractic Treatment and Vision Loss: Examining the Connection

October 1, 2018

Many Americans visit chiropractors to address pain, often without informing their physicians. And they might not consider eye…
Eye training to help children with dyspraxia

September 25, 2018

Children with a coordination disorder can improve skills like throwing and catching with new training videos developed by…
Scientists identify weak point in deadly eye melanoma

September 7, 2018

A natural plant compound exploits a newly identified Achilles’ heel in a cancer of the eye, uveal melanoma.…
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