Eye Health

How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?

Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate.

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What is this white spot on my eyeball?

A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more about white spots on the eye, their causes, and treatment options here.

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Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red.

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How do you treat a droopy eyelid?

Ptosis refers to a droopy eyelid, where the upper eye area lowers downward. Causes include genetics, eye surgery, and excessive rubbing. Treatment can involve surgery, but usually for cosmetic reasons only. Prevention is harder due to genes playing a role. Learn more about this manageable condition here.

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3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween

Did you really see that pale face just now? What was that sound? This Halloween, test the limits of your brain with these easy spooky experiments.

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How to make saline solution

Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how to store the solution safely.

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Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

Prolonged exposure to light late at night causes certain cells in the eye to reset the body’s internal clock and upset its rhythms, which can harm health.

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Do I have night blindness?

Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here.

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Treating a chalazion at home

A chalazion is a small, painless lump that can develop on the eyelid. Anyone can a get a chalazion, but they are more common in people with an underlying skin condition. Chalazia usually heal on their own within a few weeks. Learn more here.

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What is orbital cellulitis?

Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications if a person does not get treatment. Learn more here.

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