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US Museum Will Stop Displaying Soldier's Skull

Australian soldier's skull will be returned and reunited with his body

(Newser) - Private Thomas Hurdis' death in October 1917 was a grisly one. The Australian soldier was shot in the face with lead bullets during the Battle of Passchendaele in France, blinding the 27-year-old and destroying parts of his jaw and sinuses. Philadelphia ophthalmologist WT Shoemaker tended to the soldier, who bled... More »

Woman's Eye Discomfort Has Shocking Cause

Try 27 contact lenses, all stuck in one eye

(Newser) - A new report from a group of UK medical professionals offers a good reminder to make sure you've taken out your old contact lenses before putting in new ones: A woman who thought she just had cataracts actually had 27 lenses in one of her eyes, NPR reports. Doctors... More »

Medicare Paid Doctor $21M in Single Year

He's one of 344 who received at least $3M in 2012

(Newser) - Medicare's books have been opened up after an extended legal battle, and perhaps the most startling detail is that a single doctor was reimbursed nearly $21 million in 2012 alone. Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen was one of 344 physicians who raked in more than $3 million from Medicare that... More »

Docs See Big Problems With 'Big Eye' Contacts

Ophthalmologists not happy about Lady Gaga-inspired fad

(Newser) - The huge eyes Lady Gaga sported in her Bad Romance video have sparked a dangerous trend, eye doctors warn. Gaga's big eyes were computer-generated, but "circle lenses" that offer the same look are now widely available online, with no exam or prescription required, the Chicago Tribune reports. Doctors warn... More »

Tarantula Barb Jabs Owner in the Eye

UK man's condition baffles ophthalmologists

(Newser) - A 29-year-old British man has new respect for his pet tarantula after the spider sprayed tiny barbed hairs into his face and some of the microscopic weapons penetrated his eye. The man wasn't responding to treatment for conjunctivitis—which made sense after an ophthalmologist cranked up the magnification to examine... More »

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