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Simple Eye Exam Reveals How Much You Like Chocolate

Created on: Monday, September 29, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: twinkle in your eye, dopamine, eye exam, chocolate, kaufman eye institue

You know when you give a child a candy bar, and they seem to get a little twinkle of joy in their eyes? Maybe that's just a look of gratitude—or maybe it's all the dopamine floating around their retinas. A new study shows it could be possible to use an eye test to observe the chemical response someone gets while chowing down on chocolate.

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The Mind-Bending Science Of James Turrell's Art

Created on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: eyes work, mind process images, kaufman eye institute

Since his days as an undergraduate psychology major, he's been carefully exploring and manipulating the ways people's eyes and brains process light and space, reminding us that at a fundamental level, everything we see is illusion

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Foam Party Causes Corneal Abrasion And Vision Problems

Created on: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: corneal abrasions, not able to open eye, do not rub your eyes, foam party, kaufman eye institute

Foam parties, at which you dance in a club amid several feet of soapy bubbles, apparently still exist, which, fine, do what you want to do, kids. But! If you do go to one of these parties, do not rub your eyes, or you could end up with abrasions on your cornea and lack the ability to open your eyes.

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Glaucoma can affect children as well as the elderly

Created on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: pediatric glaucoma, ocular pressure children, eye disease in children, kaufman eye insitute

While glaucoma is most common in people older than 65, the disease in rare cases can also affect children. As many as six million Americans have glaucoma, and more than 5,000 go blind from the disease every year. While glaucoma is most common in people older than 65, the disease in rare cases can also affect children. About 1 in 1 million infants are born with glaucoma

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Implanted Wireless Device Monitors Intraocular Pressure Long Term

Created on: Monday, August 04, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: implanted wireless device, intraocular pressure, glaucoma, kaufman eye institute

A wireless device that was implanted in the eye of a glaucoma patient and monitored for well over a year measured intraocular pressure safely and accurately, researchers report

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Studying May Make You Nearsighted

Created on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: studying, myopia, nearsighted, kaufman eye institute

Can too much studying ruin your eyesight? Maybe. A German study has found that the more education a person has, the greater the likelihood that he will be nearsighted.

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How Do You Get Pink Eye?

Created on: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: pink eye, viral conjunctivitis, inflammation, kaufman eye institute

If you've seen a case of pink eye, you know it looks even worse than it sounds.

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, develops when the transparent membrane, or conjunctiva, lining the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball gets inflamed

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An interesting way a surfer removed a pterygium (a growth of tissue on the eye). Don't try this at home folks!"

Created on: Monday, July 14, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: giant wave, growth on the eye, pterygium, kaufman eye institute

Instead of getting surgery, an adventurous surfer in Hawaii sought a different approach to treat his eye condition — he dipped his head into the rushing water while surfing a gigantic, 30-foot (10 meters) wave, according to a new report of his case.

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Computer Use Associated With Dry Eye, Changes In Tear Mucin5AC.

Created on: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: long term computeruse, dry eye, kaufman eye institute

Medscape (6/12, Hackethal) reports that according to a study published online June 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology, the use of “a computer for long hours is linked to dry eye disease and decreased concentrations of Mucin5AC (MUC5AC) in tears.” The study, which involved “96 volunteers (60 men, 36 women) employed as Japanese office workers, who completed questionnaires about their dry eye symptoms and daily computer use, which they categorized as short (<5 hours), intermediate (5 – 7 hours), and long (>7 hours),” is the first to associate “MUC5AC, which belongs to a group of protective substances in tears called mucins, with dry eye disease and computer use.”

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Cataract Surgery

Created on: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Author: Kaufman Eye Institute

Tags: cataracts, decreased mortality after cataract surgery, kaufman eye institute

This study was conducted by a group in Australia (Blue Mountain Eye Study) stating the mortality rate of patients with visual impairments who have had cataract surgery has decreased by 40% over the patients that haven't had cataract surgery. The study was performed on patients over the age of 49 and modifications to the study were made to compensate for health conditions; i.e. high blood pressure, smoking, heart disease, diabetes, and body mass index. It's not clear why the decrease, however if patients are able to see they tend to become more physically active, have a boost of confidence as well as the will to thrive.

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