All Posts in Category: Eye Health

Are Bright Lights Damaging to the Eye?

Joshua Dunaief, MD, PhD Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania Explore the latest research regarding bright lights and retina damage, and how to properly protect your eyes. Parents will often tell children not to stare at the sun. This is good advice, since permanent retinal damage occurs after staring for just a few minutes! This […]

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What You Should Know About Latisse

Leer en Español: Lo que usted debe saber acerca de Latisse Jul. 19, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of a prescription drug, Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03%), to help lengthen, thicken and darken eyelashes. It has the same active ingredient (called a prostaglandin analog) as a drug called […]

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Using Eye Makeup

Leer en Español: Uso de maquillaje en los ojos Jan. 07, 2011 Follow these tips to keep your eyes healthy as well as beautiful: Throw away eye makeup after three months. Infection-causing bacteria grow easily in creamy or liquid eye makeup. If you develop an eye infection, immediately toss all of your eye makeup. Never […]

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Eyelash Extension Facts and Safety

Leer en Español: La realidad sobre las extensiones de pestañas y su seguridad Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: Rebecca J Taylor MD Feb. 23, 2018 People are going to new lengths to make their eyes look special. Eyelash extensions, professionally applied on natural lashes with a semi-permanent glue, are growing in popularity. Ophthalmologists say this cosmetic treatment can be […]

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CBD Oil May Worsen Glaucoma

Written By: Beatrice Shelton Edited By: Andrew George Iwach, MD Feb. 05, 2019 If you were hoping that CBD, or cannabidiol, would offer a natural glaucomaremedy, the latest research is a downer. A new study suggests that CBD doesn’t lower eye pressure, it raises it. That’s bad because high eye pressure is the primary risk factor for glaucoma, one […]

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Rosacea and Ocular Rosacea

Rosacea (pronounced Rose-Ay-Shah) is a chronic disease that affects both the skin and the eyelids. People with rosacea of the skin have redness or acne-like changes in the mid-facial area.  Approximately half of the patients with rosacea will have ocular symptoms, manifesting primarily of both the antierior and posterior blepharitis.  More than half of people […]

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Ocular Rosacea

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Elena M Jimenez MD Nov. 27, 2018 What Is Ocular Rosacea? Rosacea is an ongoing skin disease that can cause your face to flush (get red). You may also have what looks like acne on your nose, cheeks, chin or forehead. Sometimes rosacea affects the eyes. This is called ocular rosacea, […]

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Bags Under the Eyes

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Kendra Denise DeAngelis Nov. 29, 2018 What we often call “bags under our eyes” is actually sagging skin under the eyes. It is a common complaint, and one that often accompanies the aging process. What Causes Bags Under the Eyes? As we grow older, tissues around the eye gradually weaken and […]

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Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday

Nov. 30, 2018 More Toy Safety Tips Really, Toy Guns Are Dangerous for Your Eyes Keep an Eye on Toy Safety this Holiday Season Beware These Three Toys Facts About Eye Injuries Recognizing and Treating Eye Injuries Children’s Eye Injuries: Prevention and Care No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular […]

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Can Fish Oil Help Dry Eye?

Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Rebecca J Taylor MD Oct. 28, 2016 While artificial tears or ointments are a common treatment for dry eye, studies suggest consuming omega-3 fatty acid supplements may also provide relief. Omega-3 oils appear to improve function in the eye’s meibomian glands, which produce the oily part of tears. Improved function of those glands […]

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