Dear parents, watch out for these 9 signs that indicate your kid needs an eye test

Dear parents, watch out for these 9 signs that indicate your kid needs an eye test

With the proliferation of screens in our lives – phone screen, tablets, Kindles, computers – television isn’t the only source of eye strain for kids and adults. But, unlike in case of adults, it is harder to gauge when children develop vision issues. “More often than not, vision problems go unnoticed until children begin school,” said associate professor of Ophthalmology Marcela Frazier, “Children grow up naturally adapting to vision issues, so when they get into school and start reading and learning, that is when parents and teachers begin to notice…

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Does your child avoid eye contact? Anxiety might be the cause

Does your child avoid eye contact? Anxiety might be the cause

A study recently revealed that children, aged nine to 13, pay close attention to potentially threatening information and avoid eye contact when anxious. According to researchers, the shorter and less frequently they look in the eyes of others, the more likely they are to be afraid of them, even when there may be no reason to be. They also found that the child continues feeling fearful of that person even though he/she may no longer be threatening or scary. Kalina Michalska from the University of California, Riverside said that looking at…

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Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

A new eye test that can reveal impairment in cerebellum may help identify people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers say. The cerebellum — part of the brain which coordinates and regulates muscular activity — controls the actions of rapid eye movements made when shifting attention from one object to another, known as saccades. In healthy individuals, these saccades are rapid, precise, and accurate, redirecting the line of sight from one point of interest to another. Conversely, in individuals with autism, the activity was found impaired, as a result of alteration in…

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iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids A special type of iPad game effectively helped in treating children with amblyopia in restoring their visual abilities, more than the standard treatment, researchers say. Amblyopia — also known as the lazy eye — is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment — a condition in which vision in both eyes is used separately and one of the eyes has no vision with adequate vision in the other — in children. Amblyopia has traditionally been viewed as a monocular disorder that…

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Complete vision after pellet injury in eye unlikely: Doctor

Complete vision after pellet injury in eye unlikely: Doctor

Thirty-four-year-old Rauf (full name withheld on request) was crossing N M Road in downtown Srinagar to buy milk for his family on August 31 when a pellet shot to quell protestors nearby punctured his right eye. His week-long pain–“the feeling of pins and needles”, as he puts it–will hopefully end on Thursday when he undergoes pellet-removal surgery in Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Wadala. What troubles Rauf and his cousins Irshad and Zuhaib is the long list of pellet-injury patients waiting for treatment in Srinagar. “At Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital…

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Improve your eye health with these superfoods

Improve your eye health with these superfoods

Munch your way to better eye health with citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruits (Thinkstock) Your eyes are one of the most important organs of your body and need to be well taken care of. Just doing eye exercises isn’t enough though. You also need to eat foods that help improve eye health. While carrots are excellent for your eyes, there are other foods that are helpful as well… Certain fish like mackerel, tuna, salmon and sardines are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that are known to prevent dry…

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Flashes of Light Can Be a Sign of a Dangerous Eye Condition

Flashes of Light Can Be a Sign of a Dangerous Eye Condition

Have you ever had black specks floating around in your vision? Patrick Muffler noticed some one day. “I saw funny V-shaped floaters in my eye,” he says. When he woke up the next day, a Friday, they were still there. “I started getting more – black dots, maybe 40 of them.” Over the weekend, Muffler, a retired geologist in Palo Alto, Calif., developed a cloudy area in his visual field. He went to his ophthalmologist Monday morning and learned that his retina was torn and detached. “If I hadn’t gone…

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Zika virus related to unreported eye troubles in infants

Zika virus related to unreported eye troubles in infants

A group of ophthalmologists has determined formerly unreported eye issues in toddlers born to mothers who confirmed signs and symptoms of Zika virus contamination for the duration of pregnancy. The researchers from Brazil and Stanford university determined unreported eye problems like retinal lesions, haemorrhaging and odd blood vessel improvement in 3 Brazilian babies with microcephaly — a beginning disorder marked by smaller head and mind length resulting from Zika virus. besides those observations, the toddlers on this have a look at — published inside the magazine Ophthalmology — also exhibited…

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HTC Desire Eye, One (E8), One (M8 Eye) Start Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

HTC Desire Eye, One (E8), One (M8 Eye) Start Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update

HTC has started pushing out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for its Desire Eye, One (E8), and One (M8 Eye) smartphones. The HTC Desire Eye users (via HTC Blog Italia) in Europe as well as users on AT&T will start receiving the over-the-air (OTA) update next week. The HTC One (E8) is currently only receiving the OTA Marshmallow update in China. The HTC One (M8 Eye) users in Europe and China are reporting about the new update for the handset. Unfortunately, there is no official changelog for the new Marshmallow updates…

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