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Ocular Rosacea

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, and its symptoms can include: red, burning or watering eyes the feeling like something […]

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Bags Under the Eyes

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 sag. This loss of skin tone allows fat to shift […]

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Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday

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 children’s toys can […]

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Can Fish Oil Help Dry Eye?

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 can ease dry eye symptoms. Dry eye becomes more common as a […]

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Retina Scan May Give Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Disease

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 brain tissue. Retinas are connected to the brain via the optic nerve. Changes […]

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Halloween Hazard: Never Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

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 eye care professional, the lenses stuck to my eye like a suction […]

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Artificial Intelligence Trends in Eye Care

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 power are fueling these advanced, algorithm-based technologies. Several studies show […]

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New Technology Helps the Legally Blind Be More Independent

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 earpiece. OrCam can be programmed to recognize text, money and […]

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No, Blue Light From Your Smartphone Is Not Blinding You

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 about the potential effects of blue light on the eye. This laboratory research is not a reason […]

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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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