The Origins of the Eye Chart

Here’s a great trivia question: Who is the individual responsible for the best-selling poster of all time? Edward Hopper for his “Nighthawks” diner scene? Farah Fawcett for her 12-million selling 1970’s swimsuit poster? Or even that painting of dogs playing poker by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge? These would all be good guesses. But the correct answer is Herman Snellen....
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Retinal Implants Could Help the Blind See Again

Being able to restore eyesight to someone whose vision has deteriorated to the point of blindness once sounded like the stuff of science fiction. But modern science and technological advancements are now on the brink of making what was once impossible a reality. Scientists have been developing a retinal implant that is designed to give blind people a form of artificial vision. The...
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The 5 Top Things That Put You at Risk for Oral Cancer

More than 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue each year, with approximately 10,000 people unfortunately dying due to this illness. Oral cancer occurs when cells within the mouth develop mutations in their DNA. As the mutated cells accumulate, a tumor forms and can spread to other parts of the body.  Though these...
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A Gamechanger in the Fight Against Gum Disease Could Be on the Way

Gum disease is one of the most widespread problems. Most adults suffer from gum disease at some point, with many experiencing the condition more than once. All gum disease is caused by plaque, a bacterial film that forms on the teeth. The first sign of gum disease is blood on your toothbrush or in your spit while cleaning your teeth. The gums may also bleed when you eat, which can cause bad...
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