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Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response (Tue, 14 Aug 2018)
Glaucoma is a condition that leads to progressive loss of vision, but its root causes remain unclear. New research says an immune response may be to blame.
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What are the health benefits of goji berries? (Tue, 07 Aug 2018)
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here.
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What role do immune cells play in dry eye? (Wed, 25 Jul 2018)
Dry eye and inflammation that arise from disruption of moisturizing oil glands in the eyelids could be due to blockage by immune cells, a new study finds.
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How a turmeric compound could treat glaucoma (Wed, 25 Jul 2018)
Glaucoma can lead to vision loss, but a turmeric derivative can improve current treatments. New research devises a viable method of adding it to eye drops.
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What causes a blocked tear duct in infants? (Tue, 17 Jul 2018)
A blocked tear duct is very common in babies. There are many possible causes, including tear ducts that are too narrow. Symptoms include excessive watering of the eyes. Most cases do not cause any pain and do not require treatment. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a blocked tear duct in a baby here.
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What is a slit lamp exam? (Tue, 26 Jun 2018)
A slit lamp exam is a routine procedure where a doctor shines a light into the eye to look for injuries or diseases. These may include a detached retina, corneal abrasion, or cataracts. Abnormal results can also indicate infection, inflammation, or increased eye pressure. Learn more about the slit lamp exam here.
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How to get debris out of your eye (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or fast-moving object enters a person’s eye, they should see a doctor.
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Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows (Thu, 21 Jun 2018)
A new analysis of existing studies shows that persistent psychological stress can lead to conditions such as glaucoma, retinal neuropathy, and vision loss.
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The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion (Thu, 14 Jun 2018)
The brain's ability to rewire itself, or neuroplasticity, explains the case of a blind woman who can see objects only when they are in motion.
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Education may lead to short-sightedness (Thu, 07 Jun 2018)
New research offers 'strong evidence' that the more years someone spends in full time education, the more likely they are to become short-sighted.
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