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Category: Eye Health

The 5 Best Ways to Preserve Your Eye Sight

Good vision and quality of life go hand in hand. But as you age, you become more at risk for sight-threatening eye problems such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. That’s why protecting your eyesight and keeping your eyes healthy as you age is essential. To learn more about ways to preserve your… Read More

Eyelid Twitches: Are They Serious?

Does your eye twitch involuntarily? If so, it is completely painless and almost always harmless, usually going away on its own. It’s not uncommon for some people to have eye spasms throughout the day, which can be chalked up as nothing more than a temporary nuisance. While eye twitches are generally not a serious problem,… Read More

Getting Relief From Eye Allergies

Red, itchy, watery and burning eyes can be miserable. These symptoms are generally caused by eye allergies, and they’re very common. Consider the following to see if allergies are causing your eye irritation: A family history of allergies Itchy eyes, especially during the spring when pollen count is high Flare-ups when being around animals like… Read More

How to Combat Winter Dry Eyes

Dry eyes affect nearly everyone, and it is no secret that the cold, dry air of our Canadian winters do not really help dry eye symptoms. When it comes to the chilling affects of the colder months, many suffer from irritated, dry or tearing eyes. Being exposed to the harsh winter winds outside and the… Read More

Understanding the Two Types of Eye Pain

Eye pain can happen because of obvious reasons like an eye injury. Other times, you may have no idea why your eye hurts. Whatever the reason, eye pain (or ophthalmalgia) is common and generally does not indicate a serious condition. Most often, the pain settles on its own, without the need for treatment. However, there… Read More

The Effect of Sleeping Patterns on IOP

Recent studies have revealed that the way in which you sleep may affect your intraocular pressure (IOP). Researchers at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. found that sleeping on a wedge-shaped pillow that elevates the head 20 degrees reduces night-time IOP, which would thereby help control or reduce the risk… Read More

New Eye Drop Treatment in Development for AMD

Researchers at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the University of New Mexico in the US are experimenting with a new eye drop treatment called Vasotide. This drug is expected to treat retinal conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Early results show Vasotide reduces inflammation and… Read More

Top Causes of Ocular Injuries: Fights and Falls

A recent study conducted by John Hopkins University finds that fights and falls account for the majority of eye injuries and hospitalization in the US. According to their findings, it appears that many instances of severe ocular trauma, as well as their associated costs to the healthcare system, could have been avoided. The study focused… Read More

Vision-Related Changes to Expect After 40

  “Life begins at 40.” That’s the old adage. But while more life experience may be good for your overall life, your eyes may not be so pleased passing this age milestone. Why? For most people, 40 means the time when various vision and eye health issues become more prevalent. Fortunately, the discovery of new… Read More

A Physical Machine: How Your Eyes Work?

How do your eyes work? Do you know? If you are going to understand optimal optical health, it is important that you know the parts of your eye and how they all work together to help you see. The Front of the Eye Ball At the front of your eye, there are 4 main parts…. Read More

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