May 3, 2017

A pioneering new test to detect glaucoma ten years before symptoms start to show may also be able to diagnose dementia.

Researchers at the University College London and Western Eye Hospital found by examining nerve cell death in eyes, they may also be able to...

March 16, 2017

A cure for blindness by reversing damage to the retina could be on the horizon - thanks to the zebrafish, according to new research.

Scientists have identified a brain chemical that could hold the key to how the fish regrows damaged retinas, the light sensing tissue at...

July 13, 2016

  • Human corneas are so similar to shark corneas that they have been used as a replacement in human eye surgery.

  • Humans and dogs are the only species known to seek visual cues from another individuals eyes, and dogs only do this when interacting with humans. 

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July 13, 2016

  • Did you know that the average blink takes 1/3 of a second?

  • Seeing is so important that it takes up more than 50% of the brain’s functionality.

  • The most active muscles in your body are in your eyes.

  • Your eyes can get sunburned.

  • Blue eyed people a...

July 13, 2016

How does your eye work?

There are many different parts of the eye that help to create vision. We “see” with our brains; our eyes collect visual information and begin this complex process.

  • Light passes through the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the...

May 25, 2016

Our eyes are one of the most fascinating and complex parts of the body. Almost every animal in the animal kingdom relies on them everyday, but how much do we really know about eyes, and how they work?

 

  • Eyes are thought to have first developed in animals, in a very b...

May 12, 2016

  • Your retinas actually perceive the outside world as upside-down – your brain flips the image for you.

  • In addition to being upside-down, images arrive at your retina split in half and distorted.

  • Your retinas cannot detect the colour red.

  • All humans or...

May 12, 2016

  • The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second.

  • While it takes some time for most parts of your body to warm up to their full potential, your eyes are on their “A game” 24/7.

  • Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it only takes about 48 hours for the...

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