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Catching Pediatric Eye Cancer With A Smart Phone

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 19:37

A smart phone or digital camera can be used to screen for "white eyes" symptomatic of the pediatric eye cancer retinoblastoma.


15-Minute Gene Therapy For Blindness Accesses Deepest Part Of The Eye

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:30

Researchers have developed an easy and effective gene therapy for blindness.

Eyeball Licking ‘Oculolinctus’ Fetish Spreads Pink Eye Japan

Eyeball Licking Fetish Purportedly Spreads Pink Eye Among Japanese Preteens

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:12

‘Eyeball licking’ seems to be growing in popularity among teenagers, but doctors warn that the practice of oculolinctus can spread harmful bacteria that cause pink eye and damage vision.


A Robot Eye With Fly Vision Could Improve Air Safety With Drones

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:07

Tiny "fly-eye" sensors may soon prevent small aircraft collisions or lead to "smart clothing."


Brain Controls Color Vision Over Lifetime: New Study

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 17:00

As the eyes age, the brain kicks in to keep color vision in tact, new research suggests.


Unborn Babies Need Light in Womb to Develop Healthy Eyes

By | Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:44

Exposure to light in the womb is essential for unborn babies to develop healthy eyes, according to new research.

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Rare Tumor Causes Hair to Sprout From Man's Eyeball

By | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:59

A 19-year-old man had gone to the doctor with a rather hairy situation: apparently his eyeball had started to sprout thin strands of black hair.

Eye Scans Can Help Track Progress of Multiple Sclerosis

By | Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:56

Eye scans that check for thinness of the retina may help predict the progression of multiple sclerosis.

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Woman Grows Bones in Her Eyes After Getting Cosmetic Stem-Cell Treatment

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 14:52

After hours of surgery, doctors dug out pieces of small bone fragments that appeared to be growing in the flesh around the patient's eye.


Why the Human Eye May Hold the Key to Fighting Life-Threatening Bacterial Infections

By | Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:38

Recently, the University of California, Berkeley has added a new power to the human eye. Researchers discovered a compound lining the cornea that easily battles various harmful microbes. The new knowledge could help scientists develop inexpensive new antimicrobial drugs.

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Australian Woman Gets World's First Bionic Eye Implant

By | Thu, 08/30/2012 - 10:06

In a world's first, Australian researchers have implanted a bionic eye that has 24 electrodes in a patient who has severe vision loss.

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Forensic Test Can Determine Person's Eye and Hair Color

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:18

A forensic test that has been developed to help police nab perpetrators of crimes can predict a suspect's eye color, hair color, and ethnic origin.