Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat

The eyes, ears, nose and throat are interconnected organs that are vital parts of several body systems. Discover how these organs work as well as conditions that can affect them.


If someone told you that oodles of arachnids are jumping (and mating) all over your eyelashes, you might be inclined to laugh it off. That sounds more like a scene from a horror movie than a scientific reality, right? Right?

You probably don't give much thought to eye boogers, except maybe when you wipe them away. But you're about to learn a lot more about them (and while you're reading, you'll probably check your eyes for crud a few times).

The Big Bad Wolf told Little Red Riding Hood that his enormous ears made him hear better, but is that really true? Find out if size really does matter when it comes to ears and hearing.

Contact lenses have been correcting vision for more than a century, but lenses today can make you look like a cat, monitor your blood sugar and maybe even make you a better athlete.

Are aviators or wayfarer sunglasses the best for your face? Whether you have a round- or square-shaped face, find the best frames for you!

As you watch someone happily murder every song he belts out at the karaoke bar, you have to wonder whether it's caused by the growing bar tab, a total lack of embarrassment or simple tone deafness. Why do some of us hear music so differently?

When you can't take your eyes of the boob tube for one entire Saturday afternoon, are you doing them irreversible damage? Your parents probably told you so, when you were a kid. Were they right?

It's another one of those things your parents told you to persuade you to eat vegetables. But besides turning orange, if you ate a bunch of carrots, would you develop superhuman vision?

When bedtime comes far too early, a child may be tempted to read under their covers by flashlight. Parents say the habit will ruin your eyes -- but is this old admonition true or false?

For those of us who depend so heavily on our sense of sight, the idea of losing it is scary. Even scarier? The prospect of losing it without warning due to a silent thief called glaucoma.

At night, your eyes adjust to darkness after several minutes. Do you know why it takes that long? Take a look at how your eyes adjust to darkness.

"Don't cross your eyes -- they'll stick that way!" That's something most of us have heard from our mothers at one time or another. Can your eyes really get stuck?

Back away from that speaker, turn down your music, and put down that power tool unless you want the ringing in your ears to be permanent. Sound can hurt you, and that ringing may be the first sign.

Eyebrows add expression to your face, and are often waxed and plucked in the name of beauty. But why do we have them in the first place, and what would happen if they went away?

Roses are red, violets are blue -- well, bluish. The sky is blue, too. Grass is green. These are things that most of us know for a fact and don't question. But what if you were colorblind? What would you see? Is life one long black-and-white movie?

Millions of people have refractive vision problems -- when the eyes get blurry or can't focus on an object. Learn about four major types of refractive vision problems.

We all know 20/20 vision is a good thing, but just what do those numbers mean?

Your ears are very sensitive to the air or water pressure around them. But just what happens when you dive into that pool?

You may never have thought about it (unless your child asks), but boogers are sticky for a perfectly logical scientific reason.