March 2019

Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision

Groundbreaking research finds that some vision loss after a stroke may be reversible. The researchers hope that this finding may inform future treatments.

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Plant compound could fight eye cancer

A toxin present in the coralberry plant can stop the division of cancer cells, a new study has found. The findings may lead to enhanced treatment.

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What causes a red spot on the eye?

A red spot on the eye is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage that will heal over time without treatment. It can also be due to diabetes complications. Learn more about the causes and treatments here.

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What causes blurred vision and a headache?

Blurred vision and a headache occurring together can indicate several problems, from migraine to stroke. Learn about these and other possible causes in this article.

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What role do immune cells play in dry eye?

Dry eye and inflammation that arise from disruption of moisturizing oil glands in the eyelids could be due to blockage by immune cells, a new study finds.

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What are the health benefits of goji berries?

Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here.

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Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response

Glaucoma is a condition that leads to progressive loss of vision, but its root causes remain unclear. New research says an immune response may be to blame.

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How can shingles affect the eyes?

Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also describe tips for prevention and the available treatment options.

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What are the benefits of pistachios?

Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about the health benefits of pistachios, and some common myths, here.

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What are the early signs of MS?

The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor.

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