Pseudoaccomodation in Pseudophakes

If you’ve kept up with the literature about pseudophakes, you are probably already familiar with the study by Plotkinov and friends: “Objective assessment of pseudoaccommodation in pseudophakia” [article in Russian], I.A. Plotnikov, V. M. Sheludenko, and N. P. Narbut, Vestnik oftalmologii, vol. 123, no. 6 (2006): 35-37. BONUS: Also from the year 2006, Tarek Abd El-Basset […]

Eye colour and (dis)agreeableness

Can one tell whether a Northern European is likely to be (dis)agreeable or not simply by looking at the colour of their eyes? Dr. Elliroma Gardiner and colleague, Professor Chris J. Jackson believe you might be able to. They recently performed a study which tested the hypothesis that  “… light eyed individuals of North European descent […]

Keep your eye on the spider, and the spider off your eye

From Leeds and London comes a new medical horror story: “A Hairy Affair: Tarantula Setae-Induced Panuveitis Requiring Pars Plana Vitrectomy,” Anindita Hom-Choudhury, Antigoni Koukkoulli, Jonathan H. Norris, Bataung Mokete and Oliver C. Backhouse, International Ophthalmology, epub January 6, 2012.  The authors, at University Hospital, Leed and at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London, report: “Cases of ocular […]

Head & eye, from Ig Nobel Prize winners

Two Ig Nobel Prize winners have new books out about the evolution of the human body, or portions thereof. Daniel Lieberman (2009 prize in physics for analytically determining why pregnant women don’t tip over)’s new book is The Evolution of the Human Head, ISBN 978-0674046368. Ivan Schwab‘s (2006 prize in ornithology for exploring and explaining […]

When sex can be an eye-opener

“Can Chlamydial Conjunctivitis Result From Direct Ejaculation Into the Eye?” ask Simon Rackstraw, ND Viswalingam and Beng T Goh of the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. That question forms the title of a study they published in 2007 in the International Journal of STD and Aids. Drs Rackstraw, Viswalingam and Goh describe the plights of […]