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A New Test Out Of London Could Revolutionize Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Parkinson's disease is one of the most debilitating long-term illnesses known to man. Unfortunately, most people do not realize they have this disease until the more serious symptoms occur. Some of these symptoms include muscle stiffness, shaking hands, balance problems, and impaired speech. A... Read more
People with Diabetes Can Reduce the Risk of Eye Problems by Staying Active
New research, published online in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that patients with diabetes who remain active may have lower risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, a vision-robbing eye condition.
New Glasses Help Protect Our Eyes from Computer Screen Glare
For thousands of years, philosophers and theologians have seen something of the sacred in the human eye. Unfortunately, the one thing most detrimental for our divine human eyes is also the one thing most of us need our eyes for to make a living today. Of course, we are talking about computer... Read more
Fish disappears to trick animals with supervision
Herrings, sardines, mackerel and tuna are fish with silvery scales that reflect the light in shallow oceanic water. For many years, scientists have wondered how their predators, such as octopus and squid, could find them. It is known that octopi, squid and other sea creatures such as shrimp have... Read more
Eye exams are the future of Alzheimer's Detection
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive disease of the brain. For many Alzheimer's disease patients, the disease is not diagnosed until the person's memories and cognition have significantly deteriorated. Researcher Melanie Campbell from the University of Waterloo has discovered... Read more
Eye Cancer More Likely in People with Blue Eyes and Fair Skin
While eye cancer is very rare in the UK, people with blue eyes and fair skin are more likely to develop it. A new medical research study conducted by the Ohio State University in partnership with the NYU School of Medicine has found that eye cancer is more likely to develop in people who have... Read more
Using Cell Phone Cameras as Eye Tracking Devices
New research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the University of Georgia has developed software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device.
US Food and Drug Administration Voices Concerns over New Eye Drops
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has developed a new eye drop that is intended to be used as a treatment for glaucoma. However there are concerns at the United States Food and Drug Administration over how the eye drops are being manufactured.
Treating Eye Diseases with Gene Therapy Delivered in Droplet Form
Some of the most common causes of blindness in the world are caused by diseases that are rooted in human DNA. Unlike injuries or infections, these disorders, like macular degeneration and glaucoma, are triggered by flaws in human DNA. Very little can be done to prevent, or even cure these... Read more
The Human Eye Can Detect the Smallest Amount of Light Possible, A Single Photon
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications reveals that the human eye is capable of an amazing feat, detecting just a single photon of light.
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