Eye News Weekly Roundup 5

Well, readers, it’s the end of the week, the end of the month, the end of the Olympics, and (hopefully, please…please?) almost the end of winter. How did February treat you? Here we are again with what’s new in the world of eye care…read up!

This weekend, Steven Holcomb and the other members of Team USA’s 4-man bobsled team will be fighting Germany for the Olympic gold medal. This is the team that won the world title, the team that has the mysterious, NASCAR-designed “Night Train” sled…but they also have something else that makes them unique: a driver who used to be nearly blind. Holcomb suffers from Keratoconus and used to drive the sled mostly by feel and instinct (can you imagine?) until recent experimental surgery restored his sight and gave him another chance at the Olympics. This is an amazing story – check it out.

WebMD offers an interesting video on things you can do at home to help your eyesight. Tips include dusting light bulbs, using contrasting colors for cutting boards in your kitchen, and getting a glare shield on your computer.


And finally, I think the title of this article speaks for itself: “Massachusetts woman seeking donations for turkey’s eye surgery.”

Happy weekend, everybody!