Eye Disease

Improper Use of Contact Lenses

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) CDC Reports; Unsafe use of contact lenses, such as sleeping with them or using the same pair for too long, is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly …

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When Diabetes Strikes..

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) When Diabetes Strikes, Get Moving to Lower Risk to Eyes; Study finds association between inactivity and heightened odds for diabetic retinopathyPeople with diabetes who remain inactive may have higher odds for a vision-robbing eye condition, new research suggests.While the study couldn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship, researchers say a “couch …

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Women’s Eye Health

April is Women’s Eye Health Month Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women.There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during their …

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Vitamin C and Cataracts

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at BayKey is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers sayBy Robert PreidtThursday, March 24, 2016 HealthDay NewsWhile many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious — cataracts.“While we cannot totally …

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Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 There’s just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believes current data isn’t adequate to assess the potential benefits and harms of such …

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Zika Virus & Eye Damage in Babies

Study in Brazil Links Zika Virus to Eye Damage in BabiesThe Zika virus has spread through both Central and South America and it is estimated that in 2016, 3 to 4 million people will be infected with the virus The Zika virus is transmitted to humans mainly through the bite of infected mosquitoes.Infants infected with …

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Tips for Healthier Eyes

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at …

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