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Researchers decode the science behind good lighting

Researchers at UW Medicine have decoded what makes good lighting - lighting capable of stimulating the cone photoreceptor inputs to specific neurons in the eye that regulate circadian rhythms.

Subconcussive head impacts may affect neuro-ophthalmologic function

Repetitive subconcussive head impacts may cause short-term impairment of neuro-ophthalmologic function, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Study Sizes up Viagra's Vision Problem

Sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra, is considered safe for men with erectile dysfunction.

Smart contact lens sensor developed for point-of-care eye health monitoring

A research group led by Prof. Du Xuemin from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a "smart" contact lens that can show real-time changes in moisture and pressure by altering colors.

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Having your eyebrows and eyelashes treated in a salon may seem like an easy way to enhance your look. But experts have long warned that dyes and other treatments are not safe.

Unlock ways to share data on peer review

Journals, funders and scholars must work together to create an infrastructure to study peer review.

Missing clinical trial data must be made public, federal judge says

Drug companies, device manufacturers, and universities must turn over missing data from hundreds of clinical trials conducted in the United States from 2007–17, a federal judge ruled this week.

Scientists show that the eyes can measure hearing

In 1998, University of Oregon researcher Avinash Singh Bala was working with barn owls in an Institute of Neuroscience lab when the birds' eyes caught his attention.

Blocked tear duct: What to know

If a tear duct becomes blocked, tears build up and irritate the eyes.

Survey reveals most Americans know a lot less about eye health than they think they do

A survey conducted by The Harris Poll has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss.

Check for publication integrity before misconduct

A tool that focuses on papers — not researcher behaviour — can help readers, editors and institutions assess which publications to trust.

Brain pressure controls eye pressure, revealing new avenues for glaucoma treatment

Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure—a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma.

How to treat or get rid of a stye

A stye, which a doctor might call a hordeolum, is a bump that develops on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. A bacterial infection is the cause of most styes.

Many older people's lens prescriptions are wrong

Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better.

Faster, cheaper tests for myopia in sight

The world's most common vision problem myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess.