Symbiosis: An Exhibit of Biological Art

Submitted by lianarh on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:02

At the University of Arizona, the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science student organizations plan a biological art exhibit, featuring artwork from university students, faculty, and the Tucson Community. This event is a harmonious combination of art  and science, celebrating the fusion between the two fields. This year the event, called Symbiosis, featured over 90 pieces of art inspired by biology, expressing a wide range of artistic talent. Several pieces were homages to the Arizona Retina Projects’ favorite biological topic; the eyes.

A Day Eating with Our Eyes in Mind- Recipes for Our Eyes

Submitted by pazm1 on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:12

Hey everyone! So a couple weeks ago we told you about the benefits of eating certain foods to maintain healthy eyes. Today here are some recipes to make yourself a day’s worth of meals that is designed to keep your eyes healthy and well. If you are interested in child friendly meals check out our kids section for some ideas that children will like to eat!

Breakfast: Cereal

Lunch: Egg salad sandwich with a side of carrots and a peach

Meals for Our Eyes- Recipes for Children and Adults

Submitted by pazm1 on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:32

Here are some recipes you can do with your parents that are filled with food that will keep your eyes healthy as you get bigger. Recipes include how to make chicken nuggets, spaghetti, fruit popsicles, sweet potato fries, and more! These recipes include Vitamins A, E, and C in the fruits, cereal, sweet potatoes, spinach and tomato sauce.

I Spy With My Little Eye- Hallucinations and Visual Impairments

Submitted by pazm1 on Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:17

               Have you ever thought you have seen something, but then when you turn your head again the image is gone? Hallucinations are when you see simple images such lights, lines or shapes or complex images such as scenes, people, and animals that are not actually there. They occur because the visual cortex, or the part of your brain that allows you to see images, is becomes activated with no input from your eyes and tells you that it is seeing something.

Visual Prosthesis Part Two

Submitted by lianarh on Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:02

Glasses, contacts, and intraocular lenses can correct a variety of issues, as discussed in Visual Prosthesis Part One. There are other areas in the visual pathway where damage can result in visual impairment. More advanced technologies may be required to help correct them. Some examples of these technologies include retinal implants, BrianPort, and vOICe.

Visual Prosthesis Part One

Submitted by lianarh on Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:21

Damage can arise from a variety of issues in the visual pathway, affecting structures from the eyes to the visual cortex of the brain. The resulting impairments can change the way a person navigates the world. There are long standing systems in place as alternatives for those who are visually impaired, such as glasses, braille, and walking sticks.