- Are Preschoolers Racist? Only If Learned, But They Notice Skin Color Differences Even Earlier
With racial tension erupting again, parents may be wondering the appropriate age to discuss what kids see in news accounts or in protests at sporting events. Psychologists believe that some infants are aware of race and children are capable of thinking ab ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 31 2020 - 1:43pm
- Sanfilippo Syndrome: Childhood Dementia May Be Detectable In The Eyes
A new paper finds that widely available retinal imaging techniques may help reveal more about brain disease and monitor treatment efficacy, including a currently untreatable form of childhood-onset dementia, Sanfilippo syndrome. Sanfilippo syndrome is one ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 1 2020 - 11:44am
- 90% Of Marijuana Users Think It Doesn't Bring Visual Impairment, But They're Wrong
Some people believe that marijuana can be medical but almost no marijuana users think it impairs their vision. Though over 90 percent of users believe that cannabis has no effect on their vision, or perhaps a slight effect, smoking cannabis significantly a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2021 - 1:15pm
- Dyslexia Affects Visual Processing Beyond Just Reading
Dyslexia is well-known to impact reading ability but it has been unclear which brain processes are affected by the condition. Whether dyslexia is, at its core, a visual processing disorder is hotly debated among researchers. With reading and writing a key ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 15 2021 - 3:33pm
- Gene Mutations In Retinal Lesions From Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy Found
Multimodal adaptive optics imaging has revealed photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelium relationships in eyes with vitelliform macular dystrophy. Vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) is an inherited genetic disease that causes progressive vision loss ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2022 - 9:19am
- Young Incidence Of Type 2 Diabetes Puts Vision At Risk
Sixteen-year-old Karl is seen for the first time in my optometry practice. He was referred to me for a fluctuating vision problem. During his examination, I saw signs suggesting he may have diabetes, which could have explained the fluctuating vision. This ...
Article - The Conversation - Feb 7 2023 - 6:31am
- Digital Content May Be Shaping Visual Perception Itself
To adult audiences in 1977, "Star Wars" was the most realistic special effects they had ever witnessed while to younger people of today, the defects are obvious. Some of that is due to better technology, a cheap TV has better clarity and resoluti ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2023 - 11:03am