March 16, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Stem Cells Hold Promise, Peril in Treating Seniors’ Eye Disease

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Eyesight News WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stem cells may offer new hope for people losing their vision to age-related macular degeneration, but that promise can come with some peril, new research shows. In one report, three older women were permanently blinded at

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March 15, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Health Tip: Don’t Contaminate Contact Lenses

Latest Eyesight News (HealthDay News) — Germs onpoorly handled contact lenses can lead to serious eye infections. To avoid this problem, the American Optometric Association suggests: Don’t wash your hands with a creamy soap, which can leave a film on lenses. Never create a homemade saline solution, which can damage

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March 09, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Is a Sty Contagious?

Sty Risk Factors Foreign substances, such as makeup and dust, can clog the gland’s opening if they are not properly washed away. Infections, burns, or trauma resulting in scar tissue can also prevent the glands from properly draining. Sluggish outflow of the sebum (oil) from the meibomian glands is commonly

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February 22, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Scientists Shed Light on Possible Cause of Nearsightedness

Latest Eyesight News TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Whether you’re nearsighted or not might come down to one particular type of cell in your retina, a new mouse study suggests. Researchers from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago report that this cell is highly sensitive to

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February 14, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Corneal Disease

Corneal Disease Symptoms Blurred Vision Blurred vision refers to a lack of sharpness of vision resulting in the inability to see fine detail. Blurred vision may result from abnormalities present at birth such as nearsightedness or farsightedness that require corrective lenses (glasses) or it may signal the presence of eye

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February 10, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Is Pinkeye Contagious?

Prevent the Spread of Pinkeye Infectious forms of pinkeye are highly contagious and are spread by direct contact with infected people. If someone has infectious pinkeye, avoid touching the eye area and wash the hands frequently, particularly after applying medications to the eye area. Never share towels or handkerchiefs, and

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