Why we have blind spots - and how to see the blood vessels inside your own eye!

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Bionic Eyes

There were some adjustments that needed to be made and it took some months before I was really in a position where I wasn't in need of distance or near glasses. By the time I was finished, I had experienced about every kind of vision you can think of, aside from being blind. I now know what it's like not be able to recognize who's standing across the room and I have lived through not being able to tell how many fingers I was holding up on my own hand. We set up the front porch in preparation for Halloween. I have this plan to hand out adult beverages on the 31st (as well as candy for the children). I've been spending lots of time on this beverage plan and it's been evolving steadily. At this point it involves glow sticks, blood collection vials and black lights. These two black lights are cool. They're purple cool. They light up the entire interior of our porch with a beautiful purple glow. My husband and I were testing the glowing vials to see which mix of liquids glowed the most and I started talking about the purple. "What purple", my husband said? "The purple aura from the lights. The cool purple glow all around us." He didn't see it. We did some tests. I could definitely see something he couldn't. There was a band of purple on the wall in the entryway that was strikingly obvious to me that he couldn't discern at all. When I put my hand over the purple area my clear nail polish glowed green...and he could see that, but it couldn't see the purple light. He said, "it's your bionic eyes!" I remember when I had the first eye done (they do one at a time) and how it was striking how some colors were the same in both eyes and other colors were significantly different across the natural lens and the artificial one. The chair in our living room had much different shades of brown and rust for a few weeks until the second eye was done. I wanted desperately to take a picture of the difference, but I couldn't manage to get a camera into my brain to do so, so I was stuck... Source: Age Does Not Bring Wisdom, But it Does Give Perspective


... eyesight illnesses, such as cataracts, glaucoma, or other eye damage

... eyesight illnesses, such as cataracts, glaucoma, or other eye damage
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... eye into one seemingly seamless image when you are using both eyes

... eye into one seemingly seamless image when you are using both eyes
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Online Eye Test: Find Your Blind Spot in Each Eye!

Online Eye Test: Find Your Blind Spot in Each Eye!
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Latest News

  • Blind Spot: Our Coming Eye Disease Epidemic

    09/26/14 ,via Science 2.0

    Almost 2 million Americans have an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and about 100,000 are blind from the disease. In AMD, cells in the retina, that layer of tissue in the back of the eye, begin to break down. What was once sharp 

  • Women steal $1500 worth of Michael Kors purses from Marshalls

    10/17/14 ,via wreg.com

    Maximize Visibility: Keeping an eye on merchandise is the first step in loss prevention. Use mirrors to eliminate any blind spots, and be sure to keep your store neat and tidy, so employees can tell at a glance if something is missing or out of place.

  • How to spot a liar at work

    10/17/14 ,via SFGate (blog)

    Learning to spot them will only help your career. Here are a few suggestions for identifying a liar at the office. While it's often said that people who are lying look away, not making eye contact is rarely a sign of being dishonest. In fact

  • Oct. 16: Pet questions answered

    10/16/14 ,via WBAL Baltimore

    OK, MY COCKATIEL MIGHT HAVE BLINDNESS. YOU NEED TO GO TO A VETERINARIAN RIGHT AWAY. IF ONE I IS DAMAGED, YOU CANNOT HAVE THE OTHER I BE DAMAGED. THERE IS A VETERINARIAN AND TOWN, DR. MICHAEL HERKO, WHO IS 

  • Stem Cells Seem Safe in Treating Eye Disease

    10/16/14 ,via MIT Technology Review

    But today, a Massachusetts biotech firm reported results from the largest, and longest, human test of a treatment based on embryonic stem cells, saying it appears safe and may have partly restored vision to patients going blind from degenerative diseases.


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  • Stem cells help nearly blind see

    10/14/14 ,via CNN

    (CNN)-- Researchers say that human embryonic stem cells have restored the sight of several nearly blind patients -- and that their latest ... as a result of two types of macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes progressive loss of sight.

  • Residential societies in Mumbai turn a blind eye to dengue prevention

    10/17/14 ,via The Indian Express

    According to the insecticide office, despite advertising and creating awareness about preventive measures, residential societies have turned a blind eye to mosquito breeding. “Maximum breeding spots are found in petri-dishes, refrigerator tray ...

  • A History of Innovation, With a Few Blind Spots

    10/07/14 ,via Deal Book

    Mr. Isaacson has a journalist’s eye for the personal and interpersonal dynamics that ... The treatment of Google itself reflects Mr. Isaacson’s blind spots. The history of the collaborative partnership between its founders, Sergey Brin and Larry ...

  • Blind spot detection: Car tech that watches where you can’t

    09/05/13 ,via Extreme Tech

    Blind spot detection is a key technology among driver aids that provide ... and parking cameras (ranging from rear-only through four cameras providing a birds-eye view of the car as you snake into and out of tight spaces). Some driver’s aids make you ...

  • Car mirror copies eyeglasses to eliminate blind spots

    01/27/13 ,via Gizmag

    As things currently stand – in North America, at least – only passenger-side mirrors are allowed to have a “fish eye”-type wide-angle distortion ... of those cars when they enter the infamous blind spot. One solution is to add a smaller wide ...


Books

  • Blindspot

    Delacorte Press. 2013. ISBN: 9780440423294,0440423295. 254 pages.

    I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. “Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with...

  • Benjamin's Blind Spot

    Institute Cultural Inquiry. 2014. ISBN: 1889917044,9781889917047. 135 pages.

    Edited by Lise Patt.Contributors include Vance Bell, David Brottman, Martin Gantman, David Gross, Erich Hertz, Petra Kuppers, Rajeev S. Patke, Colin Rhodes, Gerhard Richter, Marquard Smith, Carsten Strathausen.

  • The Perception of Visual Information

    Springer Science & Business Media. 1997. ISBN: 0387949100,9780387949109. 409 pages.

    The presentation and interpretation of visual information is essential to almost every activity in human life and most endeavors of modern technology. This text examines the current status of what is known (and not known) about human vision, how human observers interpret visual data, and how to present such data to facilitate their interpretation and use. The book provides an educational pathway through several models of human vision describing how the visual response is analyzed and...


Directory

Blind spot (vision) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A blind spot, scotoma, is an obscuration of the visual field. A particular blind spot known as the blind spot, physiological blind spot, "blind point", or punctum ...

What is the blind spot in your eye - Answers.com

The optic disc is also known as the blind spot. It is a small region in the eye where the nerve endings of the retina enter the optic nerve. It also does not contain ...

Blind spot in vision: Common Related Symptoms and Medical ...

WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common symptom combinations and medical conditions related to Blind spot in vision.

The human eye has a blind spot - Doobybrain.com

The human eye has a blind spot at the area of the retina where the optic nerve leads back into the brain. The blind spots in each eye are aligned ...

Blind spots - Serendip Studio

Look around. Do you see a blind spot anywhere? Maybe the blind spot for one eye is at a different place than the blind spot for the other (this is actually true), so ...


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