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How "blue light" affects children's eye health

How does all that screen time affect children's eyes? Dr. Dave Lee from the Children's Eye Center explains what "blue light" is, and how it can affect eye he...
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Chinese boy reunited with family of Lankan eye donor

Chinese boy reunited with family of Lankan eye donor | Optometry | Scoop.it
Wonderful story about a boy who met the family of the man who gave him the #giftofsight through #cornea donation http://t.co/pJw8LIbSJj
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Eat grapes daily for eye health - The New Age Online

Eat grapes daily for eye health - The New Age Online | Optometry | Scoop.it
Eat grapes daily for eye health
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Apart from other health benefits, do you know that grapes can work in multiple ways to promote your eye health?
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Dr Michael Lange hosts 10th annual Back to ... - Dry Eye Nutrition

Dr Michael Lange hosts 10th annual Back to ... - Dry Eye Nutrition | Optometry | Scoop.it
Dr Michael Lange is hosting his 10th annual Back to School Bash at Gainesville Lange Eye Care on August 23, 2014 from 1- 4 pm. All the hottest frame and sunglass vendors will be there with huge discounts on their products ...
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Intense Pulsed Light Helps Treat Dry Eye Syndrome | American ...

Intense Pulsed Light Helps Treat Dry Eye Syndrome | American ... | Optometry | Scoop.it
The Mayo Clinic Arizona has been using Intense Pulsed Light for the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome since 2013.
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Most Detailed Molecular Map for Eye Disease - Tasnim News Agency

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Understanding eye diseases is tricky enough. Knowing what causes them at the molecular level is even more confounding.
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Don't Lose Sight of Your Vision (Video)

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) have teamed with entertainment industry-leading artists from the TV...
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GOOGLE’S SMART CONTACT LENSES

GOOGLE’S SMART CONTACT LENSES | Optometry | Scoop.it

Google had now made an agreement with Swiss’s popular pharmaceutical giant “Novartis international”. ..... Its eye care division “Alcon” had accepted to design another wearable device ‘smart contact lenses’.


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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, July 22, 2014 3:09 AM

Ophthalmic electrochemical sensors in these smart lenses are designed in a way that it would measure the level of glucose in the tear fluid.

 

Guest Post: Thanks to @Thomas Androws for the scoop.

RixhPlayZ's curator insight, July 22, 2014 4:23 AM

OMG! Didnt know that there is Google's Smart Contact Lenses

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Specialists restore vision to aging pets - WKMG Orlando

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When Laura Landerman noticed her 9-year old dog Samantha was losing her vision to cataracts her first thought was of her childhood.
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Research shines light on the UV-cataract connection

Research shines light on the UV-cataract connection | Optometry | Scoop.it
New research firms up the connection between UV light and the risk of cataract. (RT @AOAConnect: What is the connection between UV light and the risk of cataract development?
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Human corneas regrown to restore vision - Medical News Today

Human corneas regrown to restore vision - Medical News Today | Optometry | Scoop.it
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They believe their breakthrough will bring hope to people who have impaired or lost vision due to burns, chemical injuries, or eye diseases that damage the cornea.
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10 Foods That Protect Your Vision ("eye health ...

10 Foods That Protect Your Vision ("eye health ... | Optometry | Scoop.it
Looking at the connection between eye health and diet, AARP explores how antioxidants and nutrients—including omega-3 fatty acidsWith summer almost officially here, perhaps you’ve already planted edible flowers in your garden or begun eating...
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In-eye sensor to keep a watch on changes in intraocular pressure

In-eye sensor to keep a watch on changes in intraocular pressure | Optometry | Scoop.it
A prototype sensor developed by engineers at the University of Washington is designed to be placed permanently in a person's eye to track changes in eye pre...
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Does the human eye prove that God exists? - Telegraph.co.uk

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His personal crusade – treating common conditions such as myopia, cataracts and glaucoma, as well as eye diseases – is, he says, slowly becoming possible.
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Implanted Sensor Could Monitor Glaucoma and Prevent Blindness

Implanted Sensor Could Monitor Glaucoma and Prevent Blindness | Optometry | Scoop.it
Scientists have proposed a way to monitor glaucoma using a tiny device implanted in the eye. Readings from the device could be monitored by a smartphone. The technology could he...
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Sunglasses - Do you really look cooler wearing them?

Sunglasses - Do you really look cooler wearing them? | Optometry | Scoop.it
Snapshot:15 British Celebs Looking Cool in Their Sunglasses
Vanessa Brown, senior lecturer of art and design at Nottingham Trent University in the U.K., asks the age-old question, "Why do people look so much cooler in sunglasses?
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8 Natural Dry Eye Relief Techniques - E Healthy Blog

8 Natural Dry Eye Relief Techniques - E Healthy Blog | Optometry | Scoop.it
Here are the natural dry eye relief methods that you should give a try. As the eyes are most sensitive part of our body, instead of going for unnatural ways, it.
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Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids - Huffington Post (blog)

Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids - Huffington Post (blog) | Optometry | Scoop.it
Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids Huffington Post (blog) With kids busy running to class, staring endlessly at computer screens studying or training hard for their school's athletics program, thinking about maintaining good eye health and...
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Back to school is cool! 

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Natural Optical Fibers Sort Colors in Retina - Photonics.com

Natural Optical Fibers Sort Colors in Retina - Photonics.com | Optometry | Scoop.it
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Natural Optical Fibers Sort Colors in Retina
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In their study, the researchers viewed how light passes through the eye to fall directly onto the retina.
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‘The eye and the brain are connected, so it’s no surprise lutein is important for brain health,’ says Kemin

‘The eye and the brain are connected, so it’s no surprise lutein is important for brain health,’ says Kemin | Optometry | Scoop.it
Lutein and zeaxanthin are well-established in the realm of eye health, but ever emerging science shows the importance of the carotenoids in brain health.
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Noninvasive retinal imaging device detects Alzheimer’s up to 20 years in advance

Noninvasive retinal imaging device detects Alzheimer’s up to 20 years in advance | Optometry | Scoop.it

Cedars-SinaI Medical Center researchers have developed a noninvasive retinal imaging device that can provide early detection of changes indicating Alzheimer’s disease 15 to 20 years before clinical diagnosis.

 

“In preliminary results in 40 patients, the test could differentiate between Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer’s disease with 100 percent sensitivity and 80.6 percent specificity, meaning that all people with the disease tested positive and most of the people without the disease tested negative,” said Shaun Frost, a biomedical scientist and the study manager at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency.

 

Keith Black, MD, professor and chair of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurosurgery and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and the Ruth and Lawrence Harvey Chair in Neuroscience, said the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain is a hallmark sign of Alzheimer’s, but current tests detect changes only after the disease has advanced to late stages.

 

Researchers believe that as treatment options improve, early detection will be critical, but existing diagnostic methods are inconvenient, costly and impractical for routine screening.

 

“PET scans require the use of radioactive tracers, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis requires that patients undergo invasive and often painful lumbar punctures, but neither approach is quite feasible, especially for patients in the earlier stages of disease,” he said. Positron emission tomography, or PET, is the current diagnostic standard.

 

“The retina, unlike other structures of the eye, is part of the central nervous system, sharing many characteristics of the brain. A few years ago, we discovered at Cedars-Sinai that the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease occur not only in the brain but also in the retina.

 

Reference:Shaun Frost et al., Retinal amyloid fluorescence imaging predicts cerebral amyloid burden and Alzheimer's disease, presentation at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014, CopenhagenStudy of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference
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Krishan Maggon 's curator insight, July 22, 2014 5:43 PM

The test has to be validated in a large number of AD patients at various stages of AD with an elderly control group with normal cognition function.

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Boy of 7 is blinded by loom band: Playground craze needs a safety warning says ... - Daily Mail

Boy of 7 is blinded by loom band: Playground craze needs a safety warning says ... - Daily Mail | Optometry | Scoop.it
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One of the bands needed stretching to fit but as his eldest brother pulled it, it slipped from his fingers and hit Kyle in the eye.
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MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time | Optometry | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.(MIT scientists are developing audio reading device, worn on finger, giving vision-impaired access to text: http://t.co/on1pOLU0o2)...
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Vitamin A: Essential for Eye Health

Vitamin A: Essential for Eye Health | Optometry | Scoop.it
In fact, the word vitamin implies good health as its root vita means life. In taking a closer look at the essentials required for good eye health, one nutrient in particular stands out as one of the most critical: Vitamin A.Vitamin A is ...
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HowStuffWorks "10 Crazy Things Contacts Can Do"

HowStuffWorks "10 Crazy Things Contacts Can Do" | Optometry | Scoop.it
Sure, they can give you 20/20 vision, but contacts are capable of far more amazing feats. Find out about amazing and crazy things contacts can do.
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