What is the optic nerve and how does it work?

The optic nerve is responsible for transmitting the signals that the eye perceives to our brain. The brain will then interpret these signals coming from external stimuli in order to form a mental image of what we are seeing. The optic nerve is composed of approximately 1.2 million axons that originate in the retina's ganglion [...]

What is keratopigmentation? Vissum creates a technique to change the apparent colour of the iris

It is now possible to change the colour of your eyes. Doctor Alió, founder of Vissum and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, has developed a novel system of keratopigmentation, which makes it possible to change the colour of a person's eyes with a corneal tattoo technique. The research behind the [...]

Smoking seriously harms the retina

The 31st May was World No Tobacco Day, and we would like to point out in our blog that smoking also has a direct relationship with eye health as it can cause macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease that mainly affects people of over 50 years of age and, is caused [...]

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