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A Glimpse at Glaucoma

January 8th, 2023
Glaucoma refers to a group of progressive eye diseases that cause vision loss by damaging the optic nerve in the back of the eye. The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers that carry messages from the retina, where light is converted into nerve impulses to the brain. The brain interprets the impulses as visual images. Glaucoma January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Let’s learn more about glaucoma, which affects about 3 million Americans and…

Inattention Blindness

July 20th, 2016
In today’s busy culture, the ability to multitask is considered one of the most valuable skills to possess. We pride ourselves on being able to handle two or more mental functions at the same time. The thing is, research shows that, in reality, that can’t be done. Our brains are not wired that way. That’s why talking on a cell phone, even a hands-free device, while driving is simply not safe. Many of us…