Eye News Weekly Roundup 29

eye scan technologyEye tracking technology to replace polygraph machines. The University of Utah is working on a polygraph replacement that will use eye tracking technology. Rather than measuring one’s emotional response to lying, the eye tracking will measure one’s cognitive response. Research shows that it takes more effort to lie than tell the truth, therefore a dishonest person may have dilated pupils or take longer to read and answer the questions. Pretty crazy,right? Check it out.

Adolescent vision screenings can miss farsightedness and astigmatism. Have you been to the eye doctor lately? They usually do all kinds of tests with all sorts of different technology and equipment, but did you know that the standard screening for school age children just involves reading a chart from a distance? According to new research, this could be missing conditions such as farsightedness, lazy eye and astigmatism. Don’t be out of the loop.

Older diabetics often suffer from eye damage. A recent study collected data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 28.5 percent of all diabetics over the age of 40 suffer from diabetic retinopathy, which affects the blood vessels around the eye.

On the same note, ACCORD eye study found two therapies that slow diabetic eye disease progression. See this article for information on the therapies. Of course, don’t start taking your insulin or monitoring your blood pressure differently without seeking the advice of your doctor.