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The Worst & Most Infamous Eye Injuries in American Sports History
By definition, sports are physical. And as a result, injuries are a part of the game. A few injuries, however, aren’t necessarily of the dime-a-dozen variety.
Three Things You Can Learn About Dry Eye from Jennifer Aniston
Affecting about 5 million Americans, dry eye causes discomfort and can interfere with day-to-day activities like reading and watching television.
Do You Need More Vitamin C To See?
While we grew up thinking vitamin A-rich carrots are good for vision, new research suggests that you may also need to look to citrus fruits and other vitamin C-rich foods to maintain your eyes' good health.
The clear liquid inside the front part of our eyes. It nourishes the eye and keeps it inflated.
Diabetes Drug May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Metformin — a popular oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes — has been characterized by some as an anti-aging drug because of its ability to mimic the physiological effects of reduced calorie intake.
Is there a link between colorblindness and dyslexia?
Colorblindness affects up to 10 percent of the population, mostly men and boys. It is lifelong, but in most cases people can see brighter colors, whereas fainter colors may be hard to discern.
Sports Eye Injuries by the Numbers Infographic
Infographic with statistics on eye injuries from sports. Each year, thousands of people experience an eye injury while participating in athletics and recreation.
A Smart Contact Lens for Glaucoma Patients
A new study appearing in the journal Ophthalmology this April shows that electronic signals from a such smart contact lens can be used to predict which glaucoma patients may have a faster advancing version of the disease.
What every pregnant woman needs to know about her eyes
Between weight gain, morning sickness and fatigue, your body goes through a ton of changes during pregnancy.
Why Do My Eyes Burn After Inserting My Contacts?
The last two mornings I have had severe red and burning eyes after I put in my contacts. I take them out and then my eyes continue to burn and tear.
Cataract Surgery Infographic
Approximately 24.5 million in America have cataracts, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Cataract surgery remains the most effective way to help restore vision for those with cataracts.
Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria
A small study found that the eye surface of contact lens wearers tends to harbor bacteria normally found on the skin surrounding the eye.
Fireworks Eye Safety
Those injured by fireworks are not necessarily handling the explosives themselves. In fact, nearly half of people injured by fireworks are bystanders.
What causes eyelids to feel so heavy?
Eyelids can also feel heavy if there is excess upper eyelid skin or eyebrow droopiness. These conditions can occur as you age and can be corrected with surgery.
Wearing Eye Protection Helps Prevent Athletes from Getting Benched Due to Ocular Injury
Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection.
Top 10 Tips to Save Your Vision - American Academy of Ophthalmology
More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help.
Stem Cells Used to Correct Infant Cataracts
Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens.
Smart Contact Lens Helps Predict Disease Progression in Glaucoma Patients
Study shows that signals from wearable device can help identify patients more likely to deteriorate quickly.
Simple Adjustments to Your Office Environment Can Help Reduce Visual Fatigue
To help avoid workplace dry eye and eye strain, follow these eye ergonomics tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease
Eylea may beat two other meds for more severe cases of macular edema, research shows.
No More Tears: Stop Onions from Making You Cry
While onions impart savory dishes a depth and sweetness, the compounds that make them so flavorful can also bring you to tears. Follow these tips to help.
What You Should Know About Latisse
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of a prescription drug, Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, 0.03%)
Can You Safely Blow Debris From Eye?
If someone gets dirt in their eye or an eyelash in their eye is it safe for you to blow air in their eye? I helped a friend recently this way and it worked.
Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes
Old cases, contaminated solution and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk.
3D printing process brings art to blind people
A 3D printing process transforms classical artwork like Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" into a tactile work of art, enabling blind people to experience masterpieces through touch.
Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050
Half the world's population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue.
Computers, Digital Devices and Eye Strain
Staring at your computer screen, smartphone or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry, red and tired.
Could My Medications Cause Vision Problems?
A lot of medications could affect your eyes. WebMD tells you how and what you can do about it.
What Your Eyes Say About Your Health
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But did you know they can also tell you a lot about your health? WebMD takes a look at some common eye conditions and what they say about your health.
Braille maps for blind, visually impaired created with 3-D printer at Rutgers
Using a high-tech 3-D printer, a Rutgers undergraduate and his professor created sophisticated braille maps to help blind and visually impaired people navigate a local training center.
Learn More About Low Vision
Hand-held laser pointers: FDA safety communication - risk of eye and skin injuries
Keeping Your Eyes Healthy: Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
Mobile device use causing nearsightedness in children
Aging gracefully Keeping your eyes healthy as you age
Conjunctivitis What to know about pink eye
Twilight inspired contact lenses prompt warning
Comprehensive eye exam can help detect glaucoma in early stages
Carrots (and other brightly colored fruits and veggies) really do aid vision
Life Stories Corneal Transplant Lets Boy See the World
Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes
Routine vs. Medical Eye Exams
Fighting the Signs of Aging Don’t Forget the Eyes
Contact Lens Horror Stories Poor Care Can Lead to Blindness
Vitamin D may play key role in preventing macular degeneration
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