The Eyecare Corner
Eyecare is a broad and diverse part of your healthcare routine. The Eyecare Corner is a place to learn about your eyes, your vision and what you should be doing to take care of your most important sense. From preventative care to unusual conditions or symptoms, this blog discusses it all.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Zika Virus, which is carried by mosquitos, can affect eye health

 

I vant to suck your blood!” Forget Dracula, there is a new monster in town and it sucks just as bad. The Zika virus is a disease carried by mosquitoes. While it is new in the news, the Zika virus is not a new disease. The first case of Zika virus was actually documented in 1947 in Uganda; in a monkey. The Zika virus wasn't prevalent in humans until 2007 and infected individuals are generally asymptomatic; however, symptoms are possible and include: fever, headaches, rash, itching and joint pain. Most infections are mild and self resolve, just like the flu.  

 

Posted by Artisan Optics at 2/24/2016 8:19:00 PM
Friday, February 19, 2016

An ophthalmologist, a mathematician and an engineer all walk into an IHOP. Sounds like a joke, right? Hold onto your syrup, it's actually science! Researchers at the University College London are currently using pancakes to research surgical options to treat glaucoma. I know what you are thinking, “what do pancakes have to do with the eyes?” We have all dealt with the important ratio between our eyes and our stomachs when eyeing a stack of pancakes but this has to do with interactions between fluids and vapors within the pancake while it is cooking.

 

Posted by Artisan Optics at 2/19/2016 4:23:00 PM
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