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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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Can Viagra permanently damage vision? (Fri, 05 Oct 2018)
A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red.
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Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight (Tue, 02 Oct 2018)
A new case study warns that certain chiropractic techniques can lead to problems with vision due to their direct effect on the eye's retina.
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What are the early signs of MS? (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor.
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What are the benefits of pistachios? (Wed, 29 Aug 2018)
Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about the health benefits of pistachios, and some common myths, here.
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How can shingles affect the eyes? (Fri, 24 Aug 2018)
Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also describe tips for prevention and the available treatment options.
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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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