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Rat's Move Their Eyes In Opposite Directions When Running For Unique View
2013-05-28 14:17:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Max Planck Institute (MPG) scientists have found that rats move their eyes in opposite directions in both the horizontal and the vertical plane when running. This gives the rats a unique perspective on the world around them. The team discovered that each rat eye moves in a different direction, depending on the change in the animals' head position. They analyzed both eyes and found that one of the eye movements exclude the...

2012-05-24 23:00:08

Developmental optometrist Dr. Tod Davis discusses the cause of undiagnosed vision disorders in children, and what parents can do to seek diagnosis for their children. Gainesville, VA (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 If your child passed the standard eye examination given by your family optometrist and is still struggling to read or do his homework, you may want to have his vision evaluated by a developmental optometrist. According to Dr. Tod Davis, a developmental optometrist with more than 30 years of...

2011-07-07 11:00:00

Device identifies vision loss in children as young as 2, when it's most treatable BOSTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple, seconds-long screening exam with a handheld scanning device may enable pediatricians to identify "lazy eye," a loss of vision in a structurally normal eye, in children as young as 2, report ophthalmologists at Children's Hospital Boston, who tested the device in 202 children. Lazy eye or amblyopia, affecting 3 to 5 percent of all children, is the...

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2009-11-27 09:15:00

Hammerhead sharks are some of the Ocean's most distinctive residents. 'Everyone wants to understand why they have this strange head shape,' says Michelle McComb from Florida Atlantic University. One possible reason is the shark's vision. 'Perhaps their visual field has been enhanced by their weird head shape,' says McComb, giving the sharks excellent stereovision and depth perception. However, according to McComb, there were two schools of thought on this theory. In 1942, G. Walls speculated...

2009-01-23 09:24:00

AURORA, Ohio, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Super Bowl commercials will provide a unique opportunity to screen for amblyopia and other vision problems which make 3D vision impossible. If you can't see the 3D effects, you may have a vision problem, advises the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Thanks to DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., PepsiCo's SoBe Lifewater, Intel Corporation and NBC, a first-of-its kind, nationwide 'Monstrous' 3D event for Super Bowl XLIII will be...

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2008-08-30 10:35:00

Forward-facing eyes allow animals to 'see through' the clutter in the world The advantage of using two eyes to see the world around us has long been associated solely with our capacity to see in 3-D. Now, a new study from a scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has uncovered a truly eye-opening advantage to binocular vision: our ability to see through things. Most animals "” fish, insects, reptiles, birds, rabbits, and horses, for example "” exist in non-cluttered...

2005-10-19 13:01:39

New research findings led by Thomas Krahe and Ary S. Ramoa of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine offer two pieces of good news for treating children with amblyopia. First, the researchers have found evidence that the neural wiring in the brain's visual system is not dismantled by visual deprivation--for example, due to a cataract--during what is known as the "critical period" of vision development. Rather, the wiring is merely deactivated, capable of being rapidly reactivated...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'