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Subspecialties Neuro-ophthalmology

#TheDress That Impressed

By now, you’ve all heard about The Dress: a piece of clothing with fabric that seems to shift from blue and black to white and gold depending on who’s looking at it.With over half a million notes on Tumblr and nearly 40 million BuzzFeed views, everyone is talking about it – even ophthalmologists. Shortly after the photograph of the dress went viral, ophthalmologists took to the media in droves to explain the phenomenon. According to Julia Haller, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA, there are two main theories vision scientists are suggesting for the dress’ mysterious power – it’s either in the eye or in the brain.

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