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Pineapple for Eye Floaters: Sweet Deal or Pipe Dream?

11 Dec 2021

Shadow puppetry can be beautiful to look at, but when it’s happening inside our eyeballs, it’s an annoyance. One of the banes of getting older is the appearance of apparitions in our vision. In...

Seeking Clarity on Vision Loss and Vitamins

11 Nov 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

The Real Connection Between Carrots and Vision

29 Nov 2019

During World War II, the British Royal Air Force started a rumour that carrots gave their fighter pilots sharp vision and accuracy. This was not true. Radar was responsible for their success...

Can These Glasses Put an End to Colour Blindness?

12 Dec 2018

Serendipity plays a big role in science. Many discoveries begin with a puzzling observation followed by, “That’s weird”. Don McPherson developed special lenses for surgeons to use when employing...

Are Cats and Dogs Colourblind?

23 Apr 2018

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Owls Don't Have Eyeballs

12 Jan 2018

You know how we (humans) have eyeballs? Well, owls don’t. They have eye tubes or cylinders, rod-shaped eyes that do not move in their sockets as eyeballs do. Instead, owls have to move their bodies...

Chicken Wearing Shoes

6 Sep 2017

Imagine being an elderly woman, sipping her tea in an empty house, and suddenly seeing a girl entering through a closed door and vanishing. The apparition is crisp and well defined. Would you, as...


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