Ophthalmology

O2Amp 'Oxy-Iso' glasses ineffective at curing colour-blindness

The below study is part of a wider project being conducted at the Department of Optics of the University of Granada, Spain, to investigate various aids marketed as being able to "improve" colour vision among colour-blind ...

Ophthalmology

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

Vision is an important tool when creating a painted artwork. Vision is used to survey a scene, guide the artist's movements over the canvas and provide feedback on the colour and form of the work. However, it's possible for ...

Ophthalmology

New approach to colour vision assessment

Many people with congenital deficiency who wish to become pilots, air traffic controllers, train drivers or electricians may be able to work safely in such professions due to a test developed by researchers at City, University ...

Medical research

Gene therapy gives long-term protection to photoreceptor cells

A collaboration between scientists in the UK and the USA has shown that gene therapy can give life-long protection to the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells responsible for colour vision in a mouse model of the most common ...

Medical research

Why human eyes are wired backwards

The human eye is optimised to have good colour vision at day and high sensitivity at night. But until recently it seemed as if the cells in the retina were wired the wrong way round, with light travelling through a mass of ...

Ophthalmology

Colour vision link may help myopia research

(Medical Xpress)—A possible link between colour vision and the development of myopia - or near-sightedness - has been discovered by an international group, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

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