Are retina layers early warning for Alzheimer’s disease?

Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease biomarkers eyes retina

App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine algorithms anemia apps blood eyes hemoglobin mobile-devices

Do contact lenses up your risk of COVID-19?

If we're not supposed to touch our face because of COVID-19, does that mean we should stop using contact lenses and switch to glasses? An expert weighs in.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 eyes viruses

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 • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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 • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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 • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~5 min

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 • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~3 min

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 • futurity
Aug. 29, 2019 ~1 min

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 • futurity
Aug. 27, 2019 ~6 min

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 • futurity
March 26, 2019 ~8 min

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

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