Tag: Eye Health

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Before Symptoms Appear

Eye health may be a good reflection of a person's brain health. A thorough scan of retinal blood vessels shows whether a person could develop Alzheimer's disease.

Medicine March 13, 2019

Turmeric Eye Drops Could Cure Glaucoma In Its Early Stage

Eye doctors developed turmeric eye drops that can deliver high amounts of curcumin straight to the eyes. Curcumin has long been known minimize the loss of nerve cells and prevent glaucoma patients from going blind.

Medicine July 25, 2018

More US Kids Getting Eye Injuries From BB, Pellet And Paintball Guns

Since 1990, more children in the United States have gotten eye injuries from playing with non-powder guns, a recently published study found. Despite the increase, however, the overall rate of eye injuries among children managed to drop slightly.

January 9, 2018

Treating Lazy Eye In Children: iPad Game Found Effective As Treatment For Common Eye Condition

The general consensus is that screen time should be limited for children. For kids with a lazy eye, however, spending time with a specialized iPad game could help in improving their vision.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 12, 2016

Non-Steroidal Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease Treatment Also Effective Against Eye Inflammation

Corticosteroids have been the usual treatment of choice for eye inflammations. Now, researchers have found that non-steroidal medication adalimumab could also do the trick in treating uveitis.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 8, 2016

Increased Exposure To Outdoor Light May Reduce Nearsightedness in Children

Spending time outdoors has been shown to be good for the health but here’s another reason to take your tots outdoor to play: doing so may help reduce their risks of developing myopia or nearsightedness.

Life April 8, 2016

Vision-Threatening Eye Problems In Babies With Microcephaly Linked To Zika Virus

Zika virus may also play a role in vision-threatening problems of infected infants born with microcephaly. Researchers now recommend babies with microcephaly in epidemic regions to undergo routine eye testings.

Life February 10, 2016

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Blindness Risk By 26 Percent

A new study found that sticking to the Mediterranean diet could help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of blindness worldwide but by consuming Mediterranean diet staples, the risk of acquiring it can be reduced by 26 percent.

Life November 17, 2015

New Compound Can Be Used In Eye Drops To Reverse Cataract

Lab tests showed a chemical compound was able to clear cataracts in both rats and human eye lens tissue. The soluble chemical can be administered like common eye drops.

Life November 7, 2015

One Eye Glued Shut: Florida Woman Mistakes Super Glue For Eye Drops

A woman from Florida accidentally glued one of her eyes shut. This was due to someone handing her a bottle of it, mistaking it for eye drops.

Life October 10, 2015

Applying Makeup While Commuting Could Lead To Serious Eye Damage

Health experts advised women-on-the-go to avoid doing their makeup during commute. Sudden movements can lead to eye strain and cornea damage.

Life September 23, 2015

Gene Therapy May Hold Answers For Patients Suffering From Retinal Problems

Retinal problems have always led to vision loss, but researchers are now saying gene therapy can prevent such, used as a means of treating Leber congenital amaurosis.

Life May 4, 2015

Marilyn Monroe Or Albert Einstein? Optical Illusion Can Tell If You Need Glasses Or Not

Optical illusions are fun, but they can be useful too, particularly when telling us about our eye health or the way our brains process images.

April 4, 2015

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