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What is orbital cellulitis? (Thu, 14 Feb 2019)
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications if a person does not get treatment. Learn more here.
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Treating a chalazion at home (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
A chalazion is a small, painless lump that can develop on the eyelid. Anyone can a get a chalazion, but they are more common in people with an underlying skin condition. Chalazia usually heal on their own within a few weeks. Learn more here.
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Do I have night blindness? (Fri, 14 Dec 2018)
Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here.
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Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks (Thu, 29 Nov 2018)
Prolonged exposure to light late at night causes certain cells in the eye to reset the body's internal clock and upset its rhythms, which can harm health.
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How to make saline solution (Thu, 29 Nov 2018)
Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how to store the solution safely.
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3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween (Wed, 31 Oct 2018)
Did you really see that pale face just now? What was that sound? This Halloween, test the limits of your brain with these easy spooky experiments.
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How do you treat a droopy eyelid? (Thu, 18 Oct 2018)
Ptosis refers to a droopy eyelid, where the upper eye area lowers downward. Causes include genetics, eye surgery, and excessive rubbing. Treatment can involve surgery, but usually for cosmetic reasons only. Prevention is harder due to genes playing a role. Learn more about this manageable condition here.
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What is this white spot on my eyeball? (Fri, 12 Oct 2018)
A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more about white spots on the eye, their causes, and treatment options here.
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How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline? (Fri, 12 Oct 2018)
Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate.
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Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study (Wed, 10 Oct 2018)
The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina.
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