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  1. Human Retina With Astrocytes And Microglia

    This image from Scott McLeod from Jerry Lutty’s lab, is a wholemount human retina preparation triple labeled with fluorescent antibodies that stain blood vessels (blue), astrocytes (red) and microglia (green).  The specimen was imaged on a Zeiss 710 Confocal Microscope and is merged from 46 optical Z sections. It originally appeared on Flickr here.  You […]

    Dec 30, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  2. Merry Christmas From Peter Westenskow And The Friedlander Laboratory

    Peter Westenskow from the Friedlander Laboratory at Scripps sends this rather excellent neovascular Santa tuft for everyone to enjoy for Christmas and the New Year.  Thanks Peter! Peter was a star graduate student here at the Moran Eye Center in Sabine Fuhrmann’s laboratory and has done amazing science in his post-doc at Scripps.  He’s decided to […]

    Dec 22, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  3. Happy Holidays 2012 And A Happy New Year In 2013

    We at Webvision would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a happy New Year in 2013.  Continuing on the theme from last years holiday season wishes, we have for you a colorful holiday image titled “Connectomics, First Light” from Robert E. Marc utilizing data generated by Scott Lauritzen, Crystal Sigulinsky […]

    Dec 21, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  4. Congenital Iris Vessel Crossing The Pupil

    Grand Rounds for today is an interesting finding of an anomalous congenital blood vessel that crosses the front of a pupil, relaxing when the pupil is small, and pulling taut when the pupil becomes is dilated.  The image above is relaxed with a small pupil.

    Dec 13, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  5. Portrait Of Vision Scientist: Michael Redmond, Ph.D.

    We have a category here on Webvision for historical images of scientists called Who’s That? designed to show portraits of vision scientists in historical context.  Where they came from, etc…  After discussing some, we thought it would be nice to have some more contemporary imagery as well.  Of course if Webvision sticks around for years […]

    Dec 12, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  6. Amazing Anamorphic Illusions

    This illusion has been making the rounds on the Internet lately and we here at Webvision thought we’d share it with this crowd.  These anamorphic illusions are reminiscent of some of the sidewalk chalk paintings that have become popular recently that rely on highly distorted or skewed representations (Ponzo Illusion) of objects or situations that […]

    Dec 9, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  7. Interesting Article: On the Perception, Production And Function Of Blue Colouration In Animals

    Kate D. L. Umbers has published an interesting manuscript, titled “On the perception, production and function of blue colouration in animals”.  Its available for free at the Journal of Zoology here and covers those studies that have proposed a function for blue coloration in the animal kingdom, taking a multi-disciplinary approach before taking you on a […]

    Dec 7, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  8. Describing Colors To Blind People

    Tommy Edison, The Blind Film Critic has been blind since birth.  In this sort video from his Youtube Film Channel, he discusses the concept of color to a person who has never before seen.  Tommy also has lots of additional videos that give some insight into how the blind navigate through life.  For those of […]

    Dec 6, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  9. Seminar: Genetics of Inherited Retinal Degenerations: Genetic Diagnostic Testing and Novel Disease Gene Discovery

      Eric Pierce from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology will be delivering a talk on Genetics of Inherited Retinal Degenerations: Genetic Diagnostic Testing and Novel Disease Gene Discovery Monday, December 10th at 12:00pm in the John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium. Abstract: Inherited retinal degenerations (IRDs) are important causes […]

    Dec 4, 2012 — Read more No Comments