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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 [...]

Vision problems while driving

Before getting behind the wheel it is important to consider the health of our eyes. Very often driving at high speed means you need to see things much more quickly, so it is advisable to drive at a lower speed. The eye has to quickly adapt to an environment in which its surroundings change faster [...]

Eye care tips while on holiday

The arrival of summer means a greater daily exposure to sunlight. We all know how to protect our skin from the sun and we are aware of the hazards arising from exposure to the sun without protection, but what about our eyes? Our eyes are very sensitive to the sun but we are not normally [...]

Sport and damage to the eyes: how to prevent it?

Practising sport is one of the most common causes of injury to the eyes, especially among children and young adults. Every year thousands of people suffer eye injuries in Spain while doing sport. Among the sports that tend to involve more risk are those known as "contact sports": boxing, fencing, karate, judo, taekwondo, etc., which [...]

Why does dry eye mostly affect women?

Dry eye is a chronic condition that affects the functioning of tears and the surface of the eye, it can be due to multiple causes and it affects approximately 15% of the world's population. Patients with dry eye have symptoms of feeling they have a foreign body in their eye, irritation, blurring, photosensitivity, redness, stinging [...]

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 [...]