On Medicare and Need Dental Work? Beware a Big Bill.

The traditional version doesn’t cover dental, vision or hearing care. Advocates hope for change under a Biden proposal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #ears-and-hearing, #eyes-and-eyesight, #health-affairs-journal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #teeth-and-dentistry, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Can’t See Pictures in Your Mind? You’re Not Alone.

Scientists are finding new ways to probe two not-so-rare conditions to better understand the links between vision, perception and memory.

#brain, #eyes-and-eyesight, #research, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science

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Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It’s Not Your Imagination.

The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #eyes-and-eyesight, #glare, #headlights, #light-emitting-diodes, #lighting

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A Young Mother Found Herself Cripplingly Weak. Did Her Operation Cause This?

Three months after having bariatric surgery, she was vomiting several times a day and couldn’t even move her eyes.

#autoimmune-diseases, #bariatric-surgery, #eyes-and-eyesight, #tests-and-examinations, #vitamins

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Blind Man’s Sight Partially Restored with ‘Optogenetics’ Gene Therapy

Using a technique called optogenetics, researchers added light-sensitive proteins to the man’s retina, giving him a blurry view of objects.

#blindness, #brain, #eyes-and-eyesight, #genetic-engineering, #research, #science-and-technology

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How One Graphic Novel Looks at Anti-Asian Hate

In “Cyclopedia Exotica,” the artist and writer Aminder Dhaliwal created a fictitious community facing xenophobia, fetishization and media misrepresentation. It’s resonating with her thousands of Instagram followers.

#beauty-concept, #books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #comic-books-and-strips, #content-type-personal-profile, #cyclopedia-exotica-book, #dhaliwal-aminder, #drawnquarterly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #television, #writing-and-writers

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Why Nearsightedness Is on the Rise in Children

Decreased exposure to outdoor light appears to be a major factor in rising rates of myopia in young people around the world.

#children-and-childhood, #contact-lenses, #corneas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #genetics-and-heredity, #sunlight

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A ‘Flying Ship,’ and the Superior Mirage Behind It

“I told myself, ‘It must be on water,’” said a walker who took a picture that has since gone viral. “My head doesn’t want to understand that, but it must be on water.”

#cornwall-england, #england, #eyes-and-eyesight, #light, #ships-and-shipping

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How Do Blind Worms See the Color Blue?

Eyeless roundworms may have hacked other cellular warning systems to give themselves a form of color vision.

#bacteria, #color, #evolution-biology, #eyes-and-eyesight, #genetics-and-heredity, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #light, #research, #science-journal, #senses-and-sensation, #worms, #your-feed-science

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Blue-Light Glasses: Should I Buy Them?

“Computer glasses” are a booming category, thanks to increased screen time, but scientists say they don’t do much.

#blue-light, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #melatonin-hormone, #research, #sleep

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Suddenly the Man Couldn’t See. Was His Chest Pain Connected?

A gray cloud obscured the vision in the man’s eye. A medical student in the E.R. found the cause in an entirely different part of his body.

#eyes-and-eyesight, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #stroke, #tumors

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To Study Blinking, a Scientist Needed a Literal Bird’s Eye View

It took a customized headpiece to monitor when and how much a grackle blinked in flight.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #biology-letters-journal, #birds, #cameras, #eyes-and-eyesight, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Her Legs Would Barely Follow Her Brain. Then She Saw Double.

She’d just quit drinking, but could that really have anything to do with these disturbing symptoms?

#alcohol-abuse, #brain, #eyes-and-eyesight

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She Had a Headache for Months. Then She Could Barely See.

It was the worst headache she’d ever experienced and she’d never had visual changes before. Were the two somehow connected?

#eyes-and-eyesight, #headaches, #migraine-headaches

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Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

After researchers noticed fewer nearsighted patients in a hospital ward in China, they speculated that wearing glasses might offer some protection against Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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In an Era of Face Masks, We’re All a Little More Face Blind

Your brain’s powers of facial recognition are going to need some time to get used to the coverings we’re wearing to keep each other healthy.

#emotions, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #masks, #prosopagnosia-brain-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #your-feed-science

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Fossil Reveals ‘One of the Cutest Dinosaurs’ Ever Found

While many fossils have been flattened by time and the elements, a titanosaur found in an egg was preserved in three dimensions.

#argentina, #current-biology-journal, #dinosaurs, #eggs, #eyes-and-eyesight, #fossils, #paleontology, #reproduction-biological, #skull-body-part, #smuggling, #your-feed-science

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How to Protect Children’s Eyes During Remote Learning

You can preserve your kids’ vision even as screen-time becomes a bigger part of their lives. No special glasses required.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #eyes-and-eyesight, #parenting

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Dr. Jay Galst, a Specialist in Eyes and Coins, Dies at 69

An ophthalmologist with a numismatic hobby, he combined those interests in an unusual book. He died of the novel coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #eyes-and-eyesight, #galst-jay-m-1950-2020, #numismatics

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She Doesn’t Make Animals Cry, but She Collects Their Tears

By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.

#animals, #birds, #crying, #evolution-biology, #eyes-and-eyesight, #frontiers-in-veterinary-science, #reptiles, #research, #turtles-and-tortoises, #veterinary-medicine, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Technology Bridges the Gap to Better Sight

More than 6 million Americans have vision problems that cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. Companies like IrisVision are creating headsets to help them see better.

#ai-july-august-2020, #blindness, #disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #glaucoma, #headphones-and-headsets, #irisvision-global-inc, #macular-degeneration, #virtual-reality-computers

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A Worm’s Hidden Map for Growing New Eyes

When a planarian loses its eyes, cellular guides connect new ones to its brain so it can see again.

#brain, #eyes-and-eyesight, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #research, #science-journal, #worms, #your-feed-science

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Hummingbirds Navigate an Ultraviolet World We Never See

New research shows that the nectar-drinking birds use their enhanced color vision to distinguish sources of food.

#animal-behavior, #eyes-and-eyesight, #flowers-and-plants, #hummingbirds, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #stoddard-mary-caswell, #ultraviolet-light, #your-feed-science

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In a Crisis, We Can Learn From Trauma Therapy

Emotional resilience can be deliberately cultivated. But it takes work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eyes-and-eyesight, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Help! My Mask Fogs My Glasses

Health workers have a few tricks for solving this vexing problem, but it will take trial and error to find the one that works for you.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #diving-and-divers, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Politician Cyrus Habib Leaves Office to Join the Jesuits

Just in time for Easter, the story of a blind state leader who is giving up his office to join the Jesuits.

#blindness, #cyrus-habib, #disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-state

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Google Searches Can Help Us Find Emerging Covid-19 Outbreaks

They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected. I may have found a new one.

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #ecuador, #epidemics, #eyes-and-eyesight, #gans-joshua, #google-inc, #italy, #research, #search-engines, #smell-olfaction, #united-states

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Stop Touching Your Face!

It’s a quirk of human nature that we touch our eyes, noses and mouths all day long. It’s also a major way we pick up infections like coronavirus.

#animal-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #doctors, #epidemics, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #medicine-and-health, #mouth, #nose, #research, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #skin, #touch-sense

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