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WHAT IS A PINGUECULA?
Now that summer has officially arrived, it’s important to pay particular attention to the risks of ultraviolet (UV) light. While it is true that most people routinely use sunblock to reduce the risks of skin cancer, not too many realize that your eyes are also susceptible to similar damage from UV rays … and very […]
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WHAT IS A STYE?
A stye (also known as a hordeolum) is simply an infection or inflammation of one of the glands that lies along the edge of the eyelid. Eye styes appear as painful red lumps. They are not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person. Usually, they clear up on their own in about a […]
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According to the National Institutes of Health, cataracts are the most common cause of blindness in the world, affecting more than 22 million individuals in America alone. More than half of all people in the U.S. will experience some form of cataracts, or undergo cataract surgery by age 80. To put the statistics succinctly, there […]
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WHAT MAKES EYES TURN YELLOW?
Plainly speaking, people are generally familiar with the external structure of the human eye: a white sphere with a colored ring and a dark hole in the center. Of course, there’s more to the eye than that, but that’s basically what you see on the surface level. One telltale sign of a serious condition, which […]
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HOW PREGNANCY CAN AFFECT YOUR VISION
Hormonal fluctuations as well as changes in metabolism, circulation, and fluid retention that are a part of pregnancy can cause numerous unexpected changes in your body. Your eyes and your vision are no exception. Many of these changes are merely temporary, and will return to normal after you deliver your child. On the other hand, […]
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HOW DIABETES CAN AFFECT YOUR VISION
Diabetes mellitus, more commonly known simply as diabetes, is a classification of metabolic diseases that affect an afflicted individual’s blood sugar levels over a prolonged duration. Long-term complications can involve chronic kidney failure, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Many people with diabetes are unaware that they have an increased risk of developing a variety of vision […]
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