Extraocular muscle surgery is the primary treatment for certain types of strabismus. While all surgical procedures have known risk factors, the risks of strabismus surgery are overstated or not up-to-date in some arenas. For example, a quick Web search reveals websites promoting...
Scientists have uncovered gene mutations that slash the risk of Type 2 diabetes regardless of age and weight, offering drugmakers a novel target to combat one of the major health threats confronting the modern world. A drug mimicking the mutations would provide a unique...
Researchers have found a strange state of matter called "disordered hyperuniformity," in chicken eyes. This is the first time that this type of matter has been discovered in a biological system. The research could help advance optic circuits and create self-arranging materials.
An iPad-based letter contrast sensitivity test was developed consisting of two letters on each page of an iBook. The contrast decreases from 80 percent to 0.5 percent by 0.1 log units per page. The test was compared to the Pelli-Robson Test and the Freiburg Acuity and Contrast...
A study was undertaken to determine the efficacy of written instructions on contact lens case hygiene and to quantify the effect of noncompliance on contact lens case contamination. Lens case hygiene can be improved by effective communication of instructions. Contact lens...
Photoreactive compounds developed by scientists directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain and certain types of visual impairment. All modes of sensory perception are based on communication...
In a detailed study of the neurons linking the eyes and brains of mice, biologists discovered that the ability of our brains and those of other mammals to figure out and process in our brains directional movements is a result of the activation...
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