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Videos About Vision

The Visual System: How Your Eyes Work

(2:20) Learn how the different parts of your eyes work together so you can see and make sense of the world around you in this video from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Watch or listen here

How your eyes make sense of the world

(4:06) This National Geographic video explains the science behind vision.  Watch or listen here

Learn about cataracts

(1:59) Johns Hopkins Medicine explains cataracts and their development. (scroll down the page for the video)  Watch or listen here

Questions about cataract surgery answered

This 12-part series from the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center walks through explanations of what a cataract is to the details of surgery. Watch or listen here

Ask a scientist: What is color blindness?

(1:55) This video from the National Eye Institute answers children's questions about color blindness. Watch or listen here

Learn about diabetic retinopathy

(1:04) This video from the National Eye Institute looks at symptoms and causes of diabetic retinopathy. Watch or listen here

Flashes and floaters

(1:25) This video from the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan discusses when to see your doctor for flashes and floaters. Watch or listen here

Symptoms of glaucoma

(1:00) This video from Henry Ford Health looks at symptoms and types of glaucoma. Watch or listen here

Learn about low vision

This series of videos from the National Eye Institute (NEI) provides helpful information and patient stories. Includes Spanish versions. Watch or listen here

What is macular degeneration?

(1:25) Retina specialist, Anjali Shah, M.D., from the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center discusses the difference between dry and wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Watch or listen here

Questions about retinal detachment answered

This 9-part series from the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center explains causes, treatments, and research into retinal detachment. Watch or listen here

A discussion about sickle cell retinopathy

(29:51) Retina specialist and sickle cell retinopathy expert Dr. Adrienne Scott of the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discusses the condition with Dr. Timothy Murray.

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