Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracking aerosols during eye surgeries

There is growing evidence that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, could spread through aerosols—tiny droplets that can remain suspended in the air for hours in closed spaces. Aerosols generated during surgeries and outpatient ...

Ophthalmology

New focus on correcting refractive vision

While doctors take delight in solving the common issue of refractive vision error by prescribing eye glasses, Flinders University researchers have found that many patients are upset with this solution and claim it affects ...

Ophthalmology

Crowded living conditions may up myopia risk in children

(HealthDay)—For children, axial length and refractive error are associated with high population density and small home size, according to a study published online June 22 in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.

Neuroscience

Throwing light on the brain's perception of transparency

Researchers have created a new optical illusion that helps reveal how our brains determine the material properties of objects – such as whether they are transparent, shiny, matte or translucent – just from looking at ...

Ophthalmology

New genetic risk factors for myopia discovered

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase. The causes are both genetic and environmental. The Consortium for Refractive Error ...

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