Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

Scientists have momentarily restored a faint glow of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand how nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of American researchers measured the activity of mouse and human retinal cells shortly after death. Surprisingly, with a few adjustments to the tissue … Read more

Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

Scientists have momentarily restored a faint glow of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand how nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of American researchers measured the activity of mouse and human retinal cells shortly after death. Surprisingly, with a few adjustments to the tissue … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

New eye drops improve aging vision without glasses. Here’s how they work

When people reach their 40s and beyond, their near vision begins to deteriorate. For many people, increasing the font size on a phone or maximizing the brightness on a computer is the only way to be able to read text. This condition is known as presbyopiaand it affects about 128 million people in the United … Read more

New eye drops improve aging vision without glasses. Here’s how they work

When people reach their 40s and beyond, their near vision begins to deteriorate. For many people, increasing the font size on a phone or maximizing the brightness on a computer is the only way to be able to read text. This condition is known as presbyopiaand it affects about 128 million people in the United … Read more

Medical Case Details Maggot Infestation in the Eye of a Seriously Unlucky Gardener

After dealing with an irritating itch in his right eye for several hours, a 53-year-old gardener showed up in the emergency room, hoping for quick relief. It started with something briefly touching his right eye while working outside one morning near a horse and sheep farm in France. It ended with a story that most … Read more