All Posts in Category: Eye Health

Ocular Rosacea

Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Elena M Jimenez MD Nov. 27, 2018 What Is 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, and […]

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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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Retina Scan May Give Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Disease

Written By: Kate Rauch Reviewed By: Sunir J Garg MD FACS Sep. 28, 2018 A new study shows that an eye scan may be a relatively easy, inexpensive way to test for early Alzheimer’s disease. The study builds on research showing that closely examining the retina might help detect Alzheimer’s in its early stages. The retina is made up of […]

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Halloween Hazard: Never Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Written By: Dan T. Gudgel Reviewed By: Thomas L Steinemann MD Sep. 14, 2018 Just 10 hours after she first put in a pair of colored contact lenses that she’d bought at a souvenir shop, Laura Butler of Parkersburg, W.Va., had “extreme pain in both eyes,” she said. “Because I had not been properly fitted by an […]

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Artificial Intelligence Trends in Eye Care

Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: Rahul Khurana MD Aug. 22, 2018 Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more common for screening, diagnosing and helping treat eye conditions. The technology already is used in online search engines, speech recognition tools and other smart devices. Now, AI is showing promise in healthcare. Massive amounts of data and growing computing […]

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New Technology Helps the Legally Blind Be More Independent

Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Elad Moisseiev, MD Oct. 31, 2016 A new portable device that attaches to glasses and can recognize print, money, products and faces may help people with low vision, a new study suggests. The device, called OrCam, uses a miniature camera that deciphers text and “reads” it to a person through an […]

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No, Blue Light From Your Smartphone Is Not Blinding You

Written By: Dan T. Gudgel Reviewed By: Sunir Garg, MD, FACS and Janet R. Sparrow, PhD Aug. 20, 2018 Blue light from electronic screens is not making you blind. A recently released study has been creating both concern in the public and alarmist headlines from news outlets worldwide. But experts are cautioning that the news reports are leaping to unfounded conclusions […]

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What is Avastin and what happens during treatment?

Avastin® is a drug used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also used to treat diabetic eye disease and other problems of the retina. It is injected into the eye to help slow vision loss from these diseases. Avastin is the brand name for the drug, which is called bevacizumab. It blocks the growth […]

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