Soaring nearsightedness -- driven by staring at computer screens -- "is a true global health crisis."
It may come as a surprise to learn that about 1 in 10,000 babies is born with glaucoma, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. While uncommon, childhood glaucoma is a serious medical problem, and early diagnosis and treatment offer the best hope of preventing blindness.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown layer lurking in the human eye. The newfound body part, dubbed Dua's layer, is a skinny but tough structure measuring just 15 microns thick, where one micron is one-millionth of a meter and more than 25,000 microns equal an inch. It sits at the back of the cornea, the sensitive, transparent tissue at the very front of the human eye that helps to focus incoming light, researchers say.
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Dr. Gabriele Jordan, a color vision researcher at Newcastle University in England, surveyed a sample of women with a colorblind