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Sweat Bees in the Eye

Expert Q&A: Woman Had Sweat Bees in Her Eye April 10, 2019 The case sounds unbelievable, but it’s not: Four tiny sweat bees entered the eye of a Taiwanese woman, fed on her tears and took up residence. She had been reportedly visiting a family gravesite when she noticed something in her eye and washed …

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Metformin May Help Prevent Eye Disease in People With Type 2 Diabetes

October 31, 2018Metformin, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, helped people with diabetes lower their chances of developing age-related macular degeneration. Metformin has established itself as the medication of choice when it comes to the first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes. In addition to lowering blood sugar, the medication may extend lives, lower heart risks, …

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Corneal Infections Associated with Sleeping in CL

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/3919404-health-watch-cdc-warns-against-sleeping-with-contact-lenses/ Contact lenses are an effective form of vision correction used by an estimated 45 million Americans.However, contact lens wearers are at risk for contact lens–related eye infections, especially when wearers do not practice proper contact lens wear and care habits. These infections, affecting the cornea are known as microbial keratitis, can lead to serious …

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Americans Are Severely Nearsighted

Nearly 10 Million Americans Are Severely Nearsighted By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds.Rates of nearsightedness — also known as myopia — in the United States rose from 25 percent in the early 1970s to 40 percent around 2000, the study authors …

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Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration

News from Healthier LivingTHURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs — medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor — may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests.In the early stage clinical trial, a team from Harvard Medical School assessed the effects of statin treatment in people …

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