A Stafford mum can thank her lucky stars that she went to see her optician.Ms Hartford, 33, went to get her eye checked after she woke up with problems in her left eye. She said: "The pupil in my left eye was constricted and my eyelid was drooping considerably when I woke up. I also had a headache... Read more


The story of the former Leinster rugby out-half Ian McKinley is a tale of resilience. Even though he may never play for Dublin again, he will certainly go down as one of Ireland's great heroes.McKinley's journey began at the age of 19 when he played for the University College Dublin against... Read more


GM's eye tracking technology, which they plan to put in the front cabin of this new model, is a first for driver-assistance cars. Although Volvo and Tesla Motors have introduced self-driving systems in some of their vehicles, GM will be the first to release a car capable of monitoring a driver's... Read more


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 of the dung... Read more


Little Izabella Myers was born with just one eye. Now doctors are prepping her for a prosthetic, a process which cannot be completed until she is a bit older. Izabella, now just nine months old, was born with micropthalmia, a condition in which one or both eyes are unusually small. In her case, her... Read more


Doctors in New Delhi, India, are being credited with curing a young man suffering from a very rare eye condition. The 20-year old student had been suffering from a condition known as eye stroke, which left him with blind spots and, at times, a total loss of vision.The official name for eye stroke is... Read more


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 said that... Read more


A very strange island known as "The Eye" in Argentina is sparking a great deal of interest amongst scientists, UFO theorists, and filmmakers around the world. This floating circular island has caused a great deal of speculation both inside and outside the scientific community, and one film crew is... Read more


The extended use of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets by children is likely to have adverse permanent effects on their eyesight. In what appears to be a new problem for the youngest generation, frequent and prolonged use of these devices is becoming more and more common.According to Dr... Read more


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 mice and... Read more


A survey by YouGov, on behalf of Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland (RNIB) has found that a full 10 years after eye exams were made free by law, many people still expect to be charged. September 19th marked the start of National Eye Health Week and RNIB wishes to emphasize the... Read more


The advances in robotic technology have totally revolutionized the way in which we live our daily lives. Just as robotics have given us many of the conveniences of the 21st century world, they might also be the key for advancing the safety and quality of surgical procedures. Many surgeons around the... Read more


Since the adoption of telemedicine by UK primary care doctors, diabetic retinopathy is no longer the leading cause of blindness in England or Wales.Unfortunately, in the USA, medical professionals expect the diabetes epidemic to get worse. Researchers believe that by 2050, about 33 percent of the US... Read more


Scientists in Germany have discovered a previously unknown way we move our eyes.Researchers wanted to know if an eye movement called tOKN (torsional optokinetic nystagmus) happens during blinks (People blink thousands of times a day.) and if tOKN created a break that allowed the components of the... Read more


During the second week of August 2016, Engadget reported on the plug-in merger of IBM’s TrueNorth cognitive chip with Samsung’s DVS (Dynamic Vision Sensor) digital eye. This innovative merger produces an advanced digital imagery process of 2000 fps (frames fps second), or 16.6 times faster than... Read more


The people of Scotland have cause for celebration. No, the Loch Ness Monster was not spotted yet. However, Scottish citizens will have the best eyesight in the world should the infamous monster ascends to our mortal realm. That's because Rona Mackay, a Member of the Scottish Parliament in the... Read more


Researchers in Britain have determined the ideal length of time for two people to hold eye contact with one another before it begins to feel uncomfortable.By asking a random selection of people that were visiting the London Science Museum to participate in a brief experiment, scientists were able to... Read more


Researchers at Montréal's McGill University have just made an important contribution to the growing body of knowledge on how cannabinoids affect vision. In their most recent test, Canadian scientists studied how the eyes of tadpoles reacted to cannabinoid exposure. Interestingly, they found that... Read more


Automakers around the world have realised that the traditional driver monitoring systems (DMS) will not cut it in an age where cars increasingly become responsible for driving themselves. Current DMS can monitor a driver's mental state only by taking in information from their handling of the brakes,... Read more


For millennia, humans around the world have been inspired and fascinated by rainbows. Today, even hard-core scientists are shouting with joy whenever they spy a rainbow in the sky. Instead of taking selfies, however, most of these scientists are breaking out their remote sensors to gain a deeper... Read more