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This Is How Prosthetic Eyes Are Made

A small, highly skilled team at Moorfields Eye Hospital transform the lives of people who have lost their eyes to accidents and disease. Each year, they work with their clients to create around 1400 customised, detailed prosthetics, many of which replace eyes. Here’s how.


Why You Should Thank An Astronomer For Preventing Blindness

We are, as Carl Sagan famously said, made of star stuff — and now, your doctor may use a technology designed for studying the stars to examine the inner workings of your eyes. Here’s how it works — and could one day save you from blindness.


Doctors Just Discovered The Ebola Virus Can Live Inside The Eye

After working as a doctor in an Ebola-stricken nation, Ian Crozier felt like he had something in his left eye. He was right: a live, replicating reservoir of the Ebola virus.


Staring Into The Eyes Of These Bugs Is Like Staring Into An Alien's Soul

Video: I didn’t expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they’re not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens.


Banishing These Fluorescent Cells Could Save Your Sight

Do not shield your eyes. These bright biological blobs may look like something from a garish ’80s party, but they could help crack the age-related macular degeneration that causes eyesight to deteriorate over time.


Awesome Picture Of A Waterfall Looks Like The Giant Eye Of A Reptile

Wow, here’s an absolutely stunning picture of a waterfall in Silver Falls, Oregon taken by photographer Jarred Decker. Only at first glance the picture doesn’t even look like a shot of a waterfall. It looks more like you’re peering into the soul of Godzilla.


How Animal Eyes Evolved From Tiny Holes To Extremely Complex Organs

Video: Five hundred million years ago our eyes were only little cavities with the ability to detect the direction of the incoming light. That cavity evolved radically transforming into the complex organs we all know today. But how did this happen? This TedEd video has the scientific answer.


Humans Have Been Able To Perceive Infrared Light This Whole TimeĀ 

The human eye is a more complex and mysterious thing than we thought. Recently, a group of scientists were puzzled by flashes of green light they saw from an infrared laser, whose light should have been far outside the visible spectrum. Like scientists do, they investigated. Human eyes do indeed perceive infrared light, they found, but not they same way they perceive ordinary colours. It’s weirder than that.


The Eyes Of Animals Look A Lot Like Alien Worlds

Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan’s Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist’s rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie.


Why Are Stars Star-Shaped?

Our sun is spherical, so why is it that other stars look… star-shaped in the night sky? Actually, it’s all down to the quirks of light and your (imperfect) eyes.