Monsoon Eye Care

The sky is overcast with dark clouds. Lightning streaks across the sky. Clouds thunder threateningly. And this sends people helter skelter. People open out their umbrellas. Those who realise that they have forgotten theirs, try to make up their minds whether they should make a wild dash or hunt for a temporary roof. Mothers frantically try to get their kids into raincoats with the kids resisting with all his might. Some instinctively reach out to protect their prized possessions: laptops and mobiles.

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People with Higher IQs ‘See Differently’

How we see things is truly a reflection of who we are. We have always heard of how the half empty glass is reflection of our attitudes. Now, scientists claim that how we see could be a reflection of our intelligence levels as well. A recent study published in Current Biology journal analysed how people with higher IQs viewed the world differently.

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Seeing it Coming

It usually takes about one-tenth of a second for our brain to process what our eye sees. Fast isn’t it? But even at this rate, it means that there is a lag of about 100 milliseconds. How would 100 milliseconds make a difference? Well, consider a ball moving at 120 mph - it would have already reached 15 feet ahead by the time the brain has registered the ball’s location. How does the batsman’s brain see it coming? And why aren’t we constantly knocked down by cars or balls?

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Daddy Don't Cry!

It’s an idle Sunday afternoon. The Shah family have cozied up for their weekly movie time. After a heated argument, they all finally settle down on the movie – its seven-year-old Mitali’s choice this week: the Disney animated movie Bambi.

Just as Bambi’s mother gets shot by the hunters, Mitali squeals, “Daddy are you crying?”

Mrs. Shah turns to look at her husband and snickers, while Mr. Shah quickly wipes off his tear.

“Off course not”, Mr. Shah justifies, “It’s because I’ve got dry eyes.”

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Eye Care for Summer

Love it or Hate it. The summers are here. The sun blazes in the sky as we try our best to escape its wrath. Sun screen lotions flow out from bottles uninhibitedly. Cold drinks find their way into many a parched mouth. We do all that we can to keep our cool (literally!). But how much care do we take of our eyes?

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Eyes on The Ball

People crowding the electronics stores for a glance at the scores on the television sets

Minimal traffic on the roads during the last overs with palpable anxiety in the air

People asking random strangers ‘What’s the score’ on buses and trains

And giving you dirty looks lest you dare give them an ignorant blank stare!

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Releasing the Pressure Off Trabeculectomy

I’d like to start by making a confession… Needles and Injections and Surgeries scare the hell out of me. It was the only thing that got me to eat my greens or do my homework. It could make me run like the wind from the doctor’s clinic despite high fever. Heck, I had to shut my eyes when my kids got their shots too!

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In The Dark

“They were put in a dark room. To ensure that it was pitch dark, it was built inside a dark room which was inside of another dark room. They were kept like this for ten to fifteen days.”

What does this remind you of?

The solitary confinement in prisons like Kala Pani and Alcatraz?

The hair raising tale of some psychopath’s victims?

The blood curling stories of the Holocaust survivors?

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New Myopia Genes found

A small girl asked her mother, “Mom, how did the human race begin?”

Her mother, a religious lady, replied, “Sweetie, God first created Adam and Eve and they had kids and that is how mankind began.”

A couple of days later, the girl approached her father with the same question.

“Oh humans? Thousands of years ago, there were a few monkeys who evolved into today’s human race.”

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