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June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month

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Did you know that 15% of fireworks injuries are eye injuries? Even sparklers can be dangerous, as they burn at more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Learn more about what you can do to keep your family safe during this 4th of July holiday season.

Are Eye Tattoos as Bad as They Sound?

By Adam Debrowski
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Eye Tattoos

Eye tattoos are permanent dyes injected onto the white part of the eye, called the sclera. They also go by the name scleral tattoos.

If the idea of injecting ink into your eye makes you wince, it’s for good reason — an eyeball tattoo is one risky proposition.

Scleral tattoos are a relatively new addition to the body modification scene, considering humans have been tattooing their skin for thousands of years. The first known scleral tattoo was performed in 2007.

Learn more about eye tattoos.

Should You Take Vitamins for Eye Health?

The Answer Depends on Your Condition

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Acuvue Abiliti

Eye issues can stem from a variety of different things and there’s no question that vitamin deficiencies can cause eye problems. You may ask yourself: Do I need vitamins or supplements as a result?  

If your diet is missing the key vitamins or nutrients you need on a day-to-day basis — or you have a diagnosed deficiency that increases your disease risk — your doctor may recommend taking supplements.

Read more about eye vitamins.

How Ophthalmology is Pioneering the Field of Artificial Intelligence

By Caroline Richards, Konstantinos Balaskas, MB BS, MD, FEBO, MRCOPHTH

Copyright Modern Retina

AI

The opportunities for patients and healthcare professionals alike are great, says retina expert Konstantinos Balaskas, MB BS, MD, FEBO, MRCOPHTH, in this interview with Caroline Richards, editor of sister publication Ophthalmology Times Europe®. However, hurdles remain before AI can be fully integrated in real life: economic, ethical and data-privacy issues to name but a few.

 

Read more about theArtificial Intelligence.

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