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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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What to know about punctal plugs for dry eye (Mon, 04 Jun 2018)
Punctal plugs are small medical devices that doctors can insert into the tear ducts in a procedure called punctal occlusion. The plugs may be temporary or last many years, and they keep the eyes lubricated to improve dry eye symptoms. Here, learn about the punctal occlusion procedure, including possible side effects.
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Broken eye socket: Symptoms, surgery, and recovery (Fri, 01 Jun 2018)
A broken eye socket can occur if an accident or injury leads to an excessive force on the area around the eye. There are four different types of broken eye socket, which doctors categorize according to the part of the socket where the fracture occurs. In this article, learn more about symptoms, treatment, and recovery.
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Can you use Botox under your eyes? (Fri, 25 May 2018)
Botox is often used to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Can it also reduce dark circles or bags under the eyes? Using Botox under the eyes is not approved in the U.S. and researchers are unsure how well it may work and what side effects may occur. Here, learn about the procedure and its alternatives.
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How do you get rid of itchy eyes? (Sat, 12 May 2018)
Itchy eyes at night can be bothersome and reduce a person's ability to sleep properly. Itching can also cause redness and swelling, which may continue into the daytime. Allergies, irritants, or even eyestrain may trigger them. There are many home remedies to try. Learn more about itchy eyes at night here.
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What does it mean when your eyes are glassy? (Fri, 11 May 2018)
When a person is tired, their eyes can become glassy or cloudy. In other cases, glassiness in one or both eyes can signal an underlying medical condition. Some, like conjunctivitis, require treatment and can be severe. In this article, learn why eyes become glassy, how the symptom is treated, and ways to prevent it.
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How to get rid of yellow eyes (Wed, 09 May 2018)
Yellow eyes can result from damage to the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. These organs help to filter bilirubin, a yellow compound, from the blood. While most cases require medical attention, we look at whether home remedies can be safe and effective. Learn about the causes and treatments of yellow eyes here.
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What causes burning eyes? (Tue, 08 May 2018)
Burning eyes is stinging or irritation of the eyes. They can be uncomfortable and concerning. Treatment depends upon identifying the underlying cause. Common causes include dry eyes, allergies, and sun exposure. Here, we look at the different causes of burning eyes and how to treat them, including home remedies.
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Can the eyes really turn purple? (Fri, 04 May 2018)
Alexandria's genesis is a fake condition that began in 2005 with a rumor spread online. Supposedly, a genetic mutation can turn a person into a "perfect" being with purple eyes. We describe this myth and real conditions that can alter the color of the eyes. Learn why eye color may change and when to see a doctor here.
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