May 19, 2003 |
The long-standing treatment for young children with amblyopia -- also known as lazy eye or dull eye -- is to have them wear a patch over the good or dominant eye, forcing the misaligned eye to work harder and eventually correct itself. The unanswered question has been how long the patch must be worn each day. The answer seems to be that two hours a day is as good as six.
July 15, 1996 |
Those who read Mary Morrissy's first novel, "Mother of Pearl," and saw that Ireland had produced yet another powerful voice--tragic and lyrical and slyly humorous in the Irish tradition, yet completely original--will be disappointed a little by these 15 stories. For some reason, the weakest tales seem to come first. They begin with a novelistic amplitude and abruptly peter out, or they conclude shockingly but flatly.
October 24, 2011 |
Children who play more outdoors are smarter, leaner and stronger than kids more inclined toward indoor activities, and a new study finds they have another advantage: They're less likely to suffer from nearsightedness, in which objects in the distance appear blurry. The study , presented Monday at the American Academy of Ophthamology's yearly meeting, culled the findings of eight studies that explored the relationship between outdoor time and myopia in more than 10,000 children.
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March 2, 1986 |
Calling the century-old "E" eye chart the most outmoded medical test in use, a researcher has demonstrated before 17,000 experts a new, high-tech system of determining visual ability. In addition to measuring visual acuity more accurately than the standard Snellen chart, the Vision Contrast Test System shows a person's ability to see under different light conditions, such as dusk or bright sunlight, Dr. Arthur Ginsburg said at the recent meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
December 4, 2009 |
It's taken nearly 10 years to get there, but the pride of the Silver Lake scene finally has been recognized by the establishment. The Silversun Pickups, who first caught widespread attention with "Lazy Eye," a sliver of woozy early Smashing Pumpkins-inspired rock from the band's 2006 debut album, "Carnavas," were nominated for a Grammy on Wednesday in the best new artist category. The Zac Brown Band, MGMT, the Ting Tings and R&B songstress Keri Hilson were also nominated. Currently on tour in Europe with Placebo, the band's frontman, Brian Aubert, was asleep when the news came in. He woke up to hundreds of voicemails and text messages.
December 12, 1987 |
Many children have blurred vision, but only one child in four complains about it, notes the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Usually, children with eye disorders do not know what they should be seeing; to them, blurred vision is normal. Parents should be aware of the signs of faulty vision and be sure that their child has regular eye examinations by an ophthalmologist, a physician who specializes in diseases and problems of the eye.