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New Technology Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Their Vision and Their Confidence

A brand new therapy is showing great promise for helping people who have visual problems due to brain injuries. The treatment method is called NeuroEyeCoach. This program was recently tested by scientists at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, the University of Verona, and the University of... Read more


Liverpool Researchers Test Post-Stroke Visual Assessment Tool

A brand new visual assessment tool is now being developed and tested to help stroke units better assess visual problems in stroke patients. This miraculous tool will reportedly require absolutely no visual experts and no new training for the stroke unit staff to operate.

The team behind... Read more


Eye exams may soon detect Alzheimer’s

Traditionally when you go to your eye doctor, you get checked for refractive errors, glaucoma, cataracts and perhaps Macular Degeneration. Soon you may be able to add something new to that... Read more


The UK Will Administer the Largest Eye Survey Ever

The United Kingdom's average life expectancy has risen steadily over the years. Most UK residents can expect to make it to at least 81 years old. With so many more people living longer, of course, the incidence of eye problems is also set to rise. In order to effectively plan for the future,... Read more


The Inner Eye of Perception: New Research On The Effects of a Direct Gaze On The Mind

A team of researchers from France and Finland teamed up to study the effects of direct eye contact on a person's perception of themselves and others. Interestingly, these researchers discovered that direct eye contact with another human heightens a subject's powers of introspection and... Read more


Scientists pinpoint colour sensing cells

For the first time, scientists have identified specific colour-sensing cells in the human eye and turned them on. And somewhat surprisingly, many of them don’t help us to perceive colour, according to a report in Science Advances.

The team found 273 cone cells in the eyes of two male... Read more


Scientists Discover New Eye Movement

People blink thousands of times a day and never give it a second thought, but scientists in Germany have discovered a previously unknown way we move our eyes.

A team from the University of Tübingen in Central Germany investigated the eye motions of 11 people by attaching very fine wires... Read more


Cyclops Beetle grows Third Eye

At the University of Indiana, three-eyed dung beetles are teaching researchers something unexpected about evolution of facial features.

Insects like beetles hatch as larvae and then transition into full-grown bugs. Like all other life forms, its DNA has a working plan for the maturation... Read more


Edward Bennett: A Pioneer In Gas Permeable Lenses Officially Recognized

Dr. Edward Bennett was recently included on the list of the 30 most influential people involved in contact lens research. This list was published by Contact Lens Spectrum and it featured 30 people who actively worked in the field between 1986 and 2016.

The writers at Contact Lens Spectrum... Read more


A New Study Shows That the Zika Virus Lingers on the Eyes of Mice

A new study published in the scientific journal Cell Reports is shedding new light on the Zika virus's interaction with the eyes. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis performed this informative test.

The scientists injected the Zika virus into a group of... Read more

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