November is diabetic eye disease awareness month

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Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. People with diabetes are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma.

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease in America. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. Read more

Eyes into our small world: Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition 2017

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Running in its 43rd year, Nikon’s Small World Photomicrography Competition is a science-focused photography competition that magnifies on anything that goes on under the microscope. With more than 2,000 entries from 88 different countries in 2017, the winning entries narrowed down to three prize winners, including 85 honorable mentions. Read more

Eye disease treatment for preemies

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Ground-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.

The scientists, led by Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka in the Central Clinical School’s new Department of Diabetes, were investigating improved ways of treating retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), which occurs in very small, prematurely born babies. Read more

Featured: Eyezone Magazine meets the future with ZEISS

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It’s one of those awe-inspiring moments when Eyezone Magazine’s team finally bears witness to the unfolding of a promising future in optics. This dream is already reflected in “The Future of Optics” Convention where the Global ZEISS Vision Care community has met up in Berlin to try to offer the best vision possible – from the lens to virtualization, as well as, to digitized selling and all the science behind it. #ZEISSfuture is the hallmark of the convention, held in September of 2017.  Read more

Eyes see you: How your eyes can read your neighbor’s mind

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Twenty years ago, a team of scientists at the University of Cambridge developed a test of ‘cognitive empathy’ called the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test (or the Eyes Test, for short). This revealed that people can rapidly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling from looking at their eyes alone. It also showed that some of us are better at this than others, and that women on average score better on this test than men. Read more

Healthy vision starts with a dilated eye exam

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Getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam is one of the best things you can do to keep your eyes healthy. In this painless procedure, an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs.

Different from the basic eye exam you have for glasses or contact lenses, a comprehensive dilated eye exam can help protect your sight by making sure you are seeing your best and detecting eye diseases in their early stages, before vision loss has occurred. Read more