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Monthly Archives: March 2015

How can You Treat Glaucoma?

26th March, 2015  

How can You Treat Glaucoma?   Estimates suggest that over 500,000 people in England and Wales have glaucoma. If you think you may have the condition read on, as The Eye Blog explains how to treat glaucoma.   What is glaucoma?   Your eye balls constantly produce a fluid called aqueous humor. Sometimes the eye produces more of this liquid than it needs, so it drains the excess through a series of tubes back into your bloodstream. But sometimes these tubes become slightly blocked and this stops the fluid from draining. Nobody knows exactly why this happens. This causes pressure … more

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Is it Really Possible to Change the Colour of Your Eyes?

18th March, 2015  

Is it Really Possible to Change the Colour of Your Eyes?     New reports which detail the rise of an innovative new surgery have spurred The Eye Blog to ask; is it really possible to change the colour of your eyes?   The grass is always greener   What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see sapphire orbs glowing from the glass or dull muddy balls staring right back at you? Ask anyone you know and they’d probably jump to tell you the latter before you even finish your sentence. The truth is that … more

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What is the most common eye colour in the UK?

12th March, 2015  

Ever wondered who has the same eye colour as you?  How popular the shade of your eyes is? Stick around as The Eye Blog asks; what is the most common eye colour in the UK?   Why are our eyes certain colours?   It’s all scientific. According to All About Vision the coloured part of your eye is called the iris. This part of the eye is responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil; the small black ‘circle’ in the centre. Essentially light enters the eye through the pupil, so the iris is responsible for controlling how … more

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What does That Dress Say about the Way We See Colour?

4th March, 2015  

Last week one dress gripped the imagination of social media users around the world. At The Eye Blog we’ve been left wondering; what does that dress say about the way we see colour?   The story of how a dress broke the internet   Years from now you’ll remember where you were and what you were doing on Friday the 27th of February. This is the day a dress broke the internet. The story goes a little something like this. According to the BBC, Alana MacInnes from Uist and Caitlin McNeill from Colonsay posted a picture of a dress to … more

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