Infrared vision could be possible in the near future

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Working with graphene, which is the world’s strongest material, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed the first infrared light detector that is thin enough to be incorporated into contact lenses. Since graphene is only able to absorb about 2.3 percent of the light that hits it and it is unable to capture enough […]

Keep your eye on the ball: New app helps baseball players see farther

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University of California neuroscientist, Aaron Seitz, has created an app that conditions users to see farther whether they are on or off a baseball diamond. Working with 19 players from the baseball team at the University of California, Riverside, the UltimEyes app lengthened the distance at which the players could see clearly by an average […]

Vision loss can be a stroke indicator

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Recognizing the signs of a stroke can be critical in getting proper medical treatment as soon as possible. While many people know that speech difficulty, numbness or weakness in the arm or facial drooping are signs of a stroke, they may not realize that sudden vision loss can also be a stroke indicator. Where the […]

VisiVite.Com Announces Fast and Intuitive Web Site Redesign

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VisiVite.Com announces a redesign of its web site which makes it even cleaner and more intuitive. The changes include: New header, with clearer links to Free Shipping and Help Desk New item layout with thumbnails that enlarge, including the really cool Supplement Facts Easy tab layout Doctor testimonials

Maternal drug abuse increases the risk for baby’s eye health

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In a recent retrospective study, researchers have found that children are significantly more likely be born with strabismus and nystagmus if the mother abused substances during pregnancy. The study looked at 301 children who were born to mothers who misused substances (heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, or other illicit drugs) while pregnant, and compared them to 7887 […]

Darker sunglasses can be worse for the eyes

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Darker sunglasses can be worse for the eyes, ophthalmologists say. In interviews with MedPage Today, experts explained how heavily tinted sunglasses can actually allow more ultraviolet light to penetrate the eyes and cause damage. Normally, the pupils constrict in high-light conditions for protection, but sunglasses can inhibit this natural physiological response by dimming the incoming […]

Vitreomacular traction treatment now approved for use in Europe

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Jetrea, an intravitreal injection therapy which was previously approved by the FDA last October, has now gained approval for use in Europe. Jetrea is the only approved drug therapy used to treat vitreomacular traction (VMT). Vitreomacular traction causes holes in the macula, which then leads to irreversible vision loss. The macula is responsible for central […]

Depression associated with vision loss

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More than 10,000 adults over the age of 20 took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2005 and 2008 and results of this study were published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. After analyzing the data from the survey, researchers found that people suffering from depression are more likely to have […]

Parkinson’s disease and vision loss may share genetic origins

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Recent research has suggested a link between Parkinson’s disease and vision loss. The study, led by Dr. Chris Elliot at the University of York’s Biology department, has associated a genetic mutation responsible for Parkinson’s disease with low visual acuity. While the neurodegenerative disorder is most often characterized by movement difficulties, slowness, and tremor, there can also […]

FDA approves Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

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Some patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa will benefit from the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. It is the first treatment for the inherited eye disorder and will be available for patients who are 25 years and older who have the advanced form of the disease. Retinitis pigmentosa causes […]