You’ve probably seen news reports about people shining laser lights into the cockpits of airplaines. Why is this news?
Could your aspirin use be putting your eyesight at risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? Learn about the health benefits and potential risks of regular aspirin use.
People with a genetic link to agre-related macular degeneration can lower their risk of developing the condition by changing their unhealthful habits,
Everyone can get an eye infection, but they can be more severe for people who wear contact lenses. Eye infections are not just uncomfortable annoyances, however. Left untreated, some types of eye infections can damage the eye very quickly.
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Most eye injuries, like getting soap or a tiny foreign body in the eye, are minor. Others, such as those that occur in some work environments or during sports play, require prompt medical attention.
It’s rare for the same medication to be used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes. But bimatoprost (also sold under the name brand Latisse®) pulls double duty. In addition to treating glaucoma, it can be used to grow and thicken eyelashes. It’s effective for both purposes, but is it safe? Can it cause lasting changes … Read More
When was the last time you had a staring contest? It may have been more recently than you think — in fact, it could be happening right now. Not with another human but rather with your computer monitor. Read the full story 5 Fixes for Computer Vision Syndrome
The eyes have it — strain, that is. As our enthusiasm for using computers, tablets and phones grows, our eyes are paying the price. Upwards of 90 percent of computer and device users experience a problem so common there’s a name for it: computer vision syndrome (CVS). CVS comes with symptoms such as decreased or … Read More
With summer comes sunshine, and with sunshine comes exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and white-hot glare. If you’re in the market for a new pair of shades, keep eye protection and comfort — and not just style — in mind. Some research suggests that high-energy ultraviolet rays from the sun can harm vision later in … Read More
If you’re hoping to watch Venus cross paths with the sun today, you should know that there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Paul Rychwalski, MD, an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute says one thing you don’t want to do is to stare directly at the sun. “If … Read More