Eye-catching: Our eyes are in constant motion

If our optic nerve were to transmit all of the signals it receives in the retina at the resolution to which we are accustomed to, it would have to be the diameter of an elephant’s trunk. Only a minuscule area of the retina known as the fovea is able to provide fine detail resolution. In […]

Retina offers a look at the brain

While it is known that the retina is a crucial part of vision, it is also viewed by many doctors to be the window to the brain, since it is linked directly to the brain via the optic nerve. Armed with this knowledge, researchers at the University of Illinois/Chicago are creating imaging techniques that will […]

Sweat bees inhabit woman’s Eyelid!

A Taiwanese woman came to the emergency room with a painfully swollen eyelid only to discover that she had four sweat bees dwelling under her eyelid. Doctors were startled to find the tiny insects, which are only 3 to 4 mm long. The woman had been visiting a relative’s grave site where she believes the […]

Scientists discover the origin of color vision

Humans develop their ability to see in color while in the womb. The radiant colors of a sunset, or the detailed, vibrant colors of a butterfly are all able to be detected if our color vision has developed properly before we were even born. While researchers knew that cells that detect blue light are the […]

ALERT: Resveratrol Supplements Made With Noxious Weed Ingredients

Most of the world’s trans-resveratrol nutrition supply is sourced from Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica, Polygonum cuspidatum ), which is classified as an invasive and noxious plant species. Not true with VisiVite Reziva resveratrol. It’s naturally sourced from French red grapes. http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/japanese-knotweed-driving-men-murder-257257.html

Dark Chocolate-Sweet treat for your eyes

Dark chocolate aficionados may have more reason to celebrate their favorite indulgence. A recent study found that the flavanols found in dark chocolate might sharpen eyesight in adults with otherwise healthy vision. Flavanols are already known to have beneficial effects on lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow and stabilizing cholesterol and lipid levels. Researchers wanted […]

SURVEY: Stick up your nose for dry eye treatment?

I must admit that the first time I saw Allergan’s TrueTear battery powered nasal stimulator in action, I squirmed. Promoted as a treatment for dry eye treatment, this one is definitely an out-of-the box solution. But according to Dr. Ed Holland at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, the vibrating nasal prongs are not only effective, but […]

Link between vision and dyslexia

Researchers are excited about recent findings that demonstrate a possible link between vision and dyslexia. A recent study found a commonality among dyslexics: most had dominant round spots on both eyes rather than in just one eye. The study was conducted at the University of Rennes and published in the journal Proceedings of they Royal […]

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye

Mass of contact lenses removed from woman’s eye. In one of the more bizarre eye stories about eye health that we’ve heard, a woman about to undergo cataract surgery was found to have 27 contact lenses in her eye at once! http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/16/537562692/doctors-report-removing-27-contact-lenses-from-a-womans-eye

Ophthalmologists as Photographers?

Photos in the Eye Doctor’s Office KRAWITZ PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC ONE-THIRD OF ALL SALES ARE DONATED TO FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a physician who treats vision and eye diseases is interested in the color and majesty of photography. Beginning two years ago, I began rescuing my best shots […]