The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
As people age, their eyes lose the ability to focus on close objects. A new eye drop treatment called Vuity can improve vision without the need for glasses, contacts or surgery.
Our study found a better way to treat eye problems in Indigenous communities – and some key considerations for undertaking culturally safe clinical trials.
The study found 30% of adults born between 1965-1970 were short-sightedness.
Orthokeratology involves wearing a specially designed rigid contact lens overnight. There’s good evidence it can help slow the progression of myopia. But like all treatments, there are risks, too.
Understanding your genes is a great way to understand certain things about yourself — yet, who we are is determined by so much more than just DNA.
Researchers are still uncovering how modern lifestyles may be causing this increase.
By looking at the eye bones and ear canals of extinct dinosaurs, researchers show that a small ancient predator likely hunted at night and had senses as good as a modern barn owl.
Parkinson’s disease may be diagnosed by looking for subtle changes in eye movements and thinning of retina layers.
Some health products haven’t been tested for the benefits that they claim to produce. Blue-light blocking lenses are promoted as helping sleep cycles, but there is no evidence to support this.
With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
Laser surgery is touted as a good way to get rid of eyeglasses, but not everyone is suited for it. Plenty of research should be done before taking the plunge.
Charles Bonnet syndrome refers to visual hallucinations in people with acquired vision loss, and symptoms can last for many years.
Your brain balances messages coming from lots of different places to help you see, imagine, remember and dream.
Research suggests that students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are the most likely to suffer from uncorrected vision problems.
Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.
Myopia is a major risk factor for serious eye diseases. It has become epidemic among children, particularly because of their heavy use of electronic devices.
We rely on depth to perceive objects, but not all of us see depth in the same way.
Our eyes don’t grow much at all – but when we’re very young, we still need to learn how to see.
Screen time wasn’t a issue in the 19th century but that didn’t stop concerns over how new developments might damage eyesight