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How long are you contagious with pink eye? (Fri, 20 Apr 2018)
Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousness. Knowing the signs can help a person avoid infecting anybody else.
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Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain? (Wed, 18 Apr 2018)
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain.
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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open? (Mon, 16 Apr 2018)
People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not usually have serious complications. Learn more about it here.
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What to know about sulfa allergies (Wed, 28 Mar 2018)
A sulfa allergy is when the immune system reacts to substances containing sulfa, such as some antibiotics and medications. A person with a sulfa allergy should avoid certain medications but does not need to avoid any specific foods. Learn how sulfa and sulfite allergies differ, and about symptoms and treatment.
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What does it mean when you see stars? (Tue, 20 Mar 2018)
Many people say they “see stars” when they are seeing flashes of light in their field of vision. Learn about what causes these visual disturbances.
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Top 10 foods for healthy eyes (Sat, 17 Mar 2018)
Foods rich in certain nutrients can have a powerful effect on eye health. Read about 10 foods for healthy eyes, other eye health tips, and warning signs.
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Seven causes of pinpoint pupils (Thu, 15 Mar 2018)
Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.
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Why is my eyebrow twitching? (Tue, 13 Mar 2018)
Eyebrow twitching may result from everyday factors, such as caffeine, or disorders such as hemifacial spasm. Learn about causes and when to see a doctor.
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Eleven causes of pain when blinking (Mon, 26 Feb 2018)
Some people have a painful sensation when they blink, which may have a range of causes. Learn more about the reasons for it and how to get rid of it here.
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How to identify and treat eyelid dermatitis (Fri, 23 Feb 2018)
Learn about the types of eyelid dermatitis, and how to get rid of these itchy rashes. We also look at symptoms, causes, and prevention.
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