Did you ever consider that the tragedies of war might have led to some of modern medicine's most miraculous discoveries, ones that have saved countless millions from a lifetime of blindness? Or that a pair of eyeglasses kept safe America's democracy - and Teddy Roosevelt's life? Why it's too late now to start if you ever wanted to be a world-class baseball player or golfer? That there really is an evil eye and voodoo magic is no old wife's tale? In this collection of thought provoking essays, Dr. Saad Shaikh draws upon these curious visions of science to introduce us to the hidden world of our eyes, and it turns out to be a world more interesting than we might ever have imagined. From the modern age of molecular biology and genetics to a future of stem cells and nanoscience, Eyes on Ice and No Blind Mice brings us eye to eye with the events, discoveries, and individuals that continue to shape the medicine and science of vision. It makes this abstract part of our bodies, our eyes, familiar to us all.