Alan Scott, Doctor Behind the Medical Use of Botox, Dies at 89

An ophthalmologist and researcher, he discovered a drug that treated serious eye conditions. It also smoothed wrinkles — and an alternative industry was born.

#abbvie-inc, #allergan-inc, #botox-drug, #deaths-obituaries, #eyes-and-eyesight, #research, #scott-alan-b

Why Is My Eyelid Twitching? Questions and Answers

And how do I get it to stop?

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #eyes-and-eyesight, #muscles

Can Eye Drops Replace Reading Glasses?

Vuity, a once-a-day treatment that can help users see up close without affecting their long-range vision, went on the market Thursday after being approved by the F.D.A. in October.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight

Shark Attacks May Be Explained by Case of ‘Mistaken Identity’

Researchers simulated a shark’s visual system to test the “mistaken identity theory” of unprovoked shark bites.

#eyes-and-eyesight, #journal-of-the-royal-society-interface, #research, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

How to Drive Safely When You’re an Older Driver

Safe driving is possible for many people in their 70s, 80s and beyond, provided they take steps to maintain their skills.

#aarp, #age-chronological, #american-automobile-assn, #automobile-insurance-and-liability, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #exercise, #eyes-and-eyesight, #insurance-institute-for-highway-safety, #loneliness, #longevity, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

How to Help Relieve Dry Eyes

That gritty, itchy feeling in your eyes can arise from many causes, including too much screen time, and eye drops may only make it worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cataracts, #chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease, #content-type-service, #estrogen, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #hormones, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Who Gets Sick in Space? Inspiration4 May Offer More Clues.

Commercial spaceflight brings a more diverse cross section of humanity beyond Earth, helping medical researchers collect data.

#arceneaux-hayley, #emotions, #eyes-and-eyesight, #inspiration4, #medicine-and-health, #motion-sickness, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

How Vision Loss Can Affect the Brain

A growing body of evidence suggests that when older people’s brains have to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow.

#brain, #content-type-service, #ears-and-hearing, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #memory

Biden Thought Leaving Afghanistan Would Be Simple. How American.

It’s a problem for all presidents, including Biden.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #drivers-licenses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

What If You Could Become Invisible to Mosquitoes?

Using Crispr, scientists have taken the first step toward creating a mosquito that is blind to human hosts.

#crispr-dna, #current-biology-journal, #eyes-and-eyesight, #global-warming, #mosquitoes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

I’m Visually Disabled, And I Want to Show You How Life Looks Through My Eyes

A filmmaker devises a few experiments to help his family experience his disability — and show how a little imagination can make us all more empathetic.

#disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whales-and-whaling

How Life Looks Through My ‘Whale Eyes’

A filmmaker devises a few experiments to help his family experience his disability — and show how a little imagination can make us all more empathetic.

#disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Struggles of Those Who Regain Sight and Hearing

In “Coming to Our Senses,” Susan R. Barry looks at people who stopped being blind or deaf and then had to adjust to the world.

#barry-susan-r, #books-and-literature, #coming-to-our-senses-a-boy-who-learned-to-see-a-girl-who-learned-to-hear-and-how-we-all-discover-the-world-book, #deafness, #eyes-and-eyesight, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person dies from a fall.

#age-chronological, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #falls