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3 ways how vertebrates got a stronger vision

January 6, 2020

Vertebrates – from humans to fish – have pretty good vision. We can see even the smallest detail…
Circadian rhythm affects everything, even the day we see

December 22, 2019

Our bodies function in a cycle called circadian rhythm. It is our internal biological clock, which determines when…
How oxygen shaped the evolution of better eyesight

December 11, 2019

A new international study involving the University of Liverpool reveals how the evolution of powerful vision was shaped…
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Study Uncovers Metabolic Cause for Rare Eye Disease

September 16, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a cause for a rare eye disease affecting the macula that…
Automated Eyesight Testing May Make “Better One or Better Two” Obsolete

July 25, 2019

Using phoropter technology developed at the UA James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, startup iCrx aims to…
Scientists found two pathways responsible for our 3D vision

June 24, 2019

Our 3-dimensional world is a challenge to our eyes and brains. In order to complete various tasks, such…
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…
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…
Aging Baby Boomers Push Sky High Incidence of Shingles of the Eye

May 3, 2019

More Americans are being diagnosed with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots on…
Scientists tackle rare retinal disease in unique research project

February 26, 2019

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of…
300 Blind Mice Uncover Genetic Causes of Eye Disease

December 27, 2018

Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of…
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,…
Sense of sight is the most important for humans, right? Your hierarchy of senses is not objective

November 11, 2018

Humans have many senses – it’s a myth that there are only 5. However, there are 5 senses…
Gene therapy breakthrough in treating rare form of blindness

October 10, 2018

Positive results of the world’s first gene therapy trial for a genetic cause of blindness known as choroideremia…
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…
Color-changing sensor detects signs of eye damage in tears

September 3, 2018

A new point-of-care rapid-sensing device can detect a key marker of eye injury in minutes – a time…
An eye to character

August 10, 2018

Computers are gradually learning to interpret human behaviour – and can now also do so by analysing the…
Eye expert leads research to better predict blindness in patients

July 16, 2018

A University of Southampton eye expert is leading research using state-of-the art imaging to predict which patients with…
Study suggests education causes short-sightedness

June 20, 2018

The research, which provides new evidence that time spent in education is a causal risk factor for short-sightedness…
Selective neural connections can be reestablished in retina after injury, study finds

May 25, 2018

The brain’s ability to form new neural connections, called neuroplasticity, is crucial to recovery from some types of…
Stem cell-based retinal implant tested for common cause of vision loss

April 5, 2018

hysicians and researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute have collaborated with other California institutions to show that a first-in-kind…
A four-eyed lizard offers a new view of eyesight’s evolution in vertebrates

April 4, 2018

Researchers have found an ancient monitor lizard with a fourth eye — a discovery that may signal a…
A new portable gel that could save an injured eye

December 11, 2017

When a soldier sustains a traumatic eye injury on the battlefield, any delay in treatment may lead to…
Athletes do not see like eagles – scientists found rugby and cricket players have average eyesight

November 25, 2017

We tend to believe that athletes from such sports like cricket and rugby must have perfect eyesight. Their…
Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

October 4, 2017

Most causes of untreatable blindness occur due to loss of the millions of light sensitive photoreceptor cells that…
Breakthrough Discovery Provides Glimmer Of Hope To Prevent Blindness

September 27, 2017

Macquarie University researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring protein in the body protects the eye from the…
Visual Attention Drawn to Meaning, Not What Stands Out

September 26, 2017

Our visual attention is drawn to parts of a scene that have meaning, rather than to those that…
Scientists edging towards understanding what causes middle-age blindness

September 7, 2017

Getting older is not something people admire. Your body becomes weaker and you generally start losing some of…
Eyes of bees can help us develop better cameras

July 5, 2017

Scientists are always looking to nature for inspiration. There are no better designs than the ones created by…
Retinal cells go with the flow to assess own motion through space

June 9, 2017

Think of the way that a long flat highway seems to widen out around you from a single…
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