Tiny eye motions let you spot stuff at a distance

New research finds that eye movements, ones so small you're not even aware of them, play a large part in seeing at a distance, what's also called visual acuity.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology eyes movement vision

A new kind of hearing test looks at the eyes

Research with barn owls sparked the idea for a new type of hearing test: one that focuses on eye dilation.

Jim Barlow-Oregon | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine eyes hearing medical-tests sounds

Fetuses can detect light earlier than we thought

The developing eyes of a fetus can detect light far earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology eyes fetus pregnancy vision

Blood test could detect melanoma of the eye

A simple blood test could offer a way to monitor very early signs of melanoma of the eye, researchers say.

U. Queensland | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers blood-tests cancer eyes melanoma vision

AI could give eye charts a personalized overhaul

Artificial intelligence could personalize eye exams to each patient, making standard eye charts a thing of the past.

James Devitt-NYU | Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence eyes medical-tests vision

Atlas of retina genes could help prevent blindness

A gene atlas for the human retina could help researchers learn more about eye diseases and help treat or prevent blindness.

U. Melbourne | Aug. 27, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blindness eyes genes maps retina vision

Robot ‘eyes’ aid people with profound motor impairments

"The system was very liberating to me, in that it enabled me to independently manipulate my environment for the first time since my stroke."

John Toon-Georgia Tech | March 26, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine augmented-reality disabilities eyes robots

Can drugs like Prozac restore vision after stroke?

New findings could offer a blueprint to better identify which areas of vision are recoverable after stroke.

Mark Michaud-Rochester | March 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antidepressants brains eyes neurons stroke vision

Blind mice get their sight back after gene insertion

Injecting genes into the eyes of blind mice restored their vision, researchers say. Could people be next?

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | March 18, 2019 | futurity
~11 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine blindness eyes genes sight vision

Our eyes show when we make certain mistakes

When we make certain kinds of mistakes, our pupils change size, which could shed light on what's going on in our brains when we make the wrong choice.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | March 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology decisions eyes

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