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Medical News Today: Eye Health / Blindness

  • Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques
    Some people believe that certain eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. There are a number of eye exercises a person can try. Read about them here. Read more »
  • What types of eye doctors are there?
    There are three main types of eye care doctor. In this article, find out about their different roles, as well as the differences in training and levels of expertise. Read more »
  • What to know about oscillopsia
    Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is not. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Read more here. Read more »
  • Blocked tear duct: What to know
    When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here. Read more »
  • What to know about Crohn's and the eyes
    Although most Crohn's disease symptoms involve the gut, the condition can also affect the eyes. Learn more about eye-related Crohn's symptoms here. Read more »
  • How to treat or get rid of a stye
    A stye, or hordeolum, is a bump on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. Bacterial infections cause most styes. There are pain relief and removal techniques a person can try. Read about them here. Read more »
  • Unhealthful diet linked with vision loss later in life
    A new study finds an association between the Western dietary pattern, which is high in unhealthful fats and sugars, and age-related vision loss. Read more »
  • Pink eye in toddlers: Everything you need to know
    Pink eye is a common eye problem in toddlers. Infections, eye irritation, and allergies can all cause pink eye. Here we look at symptoms to watch out for, treatment options, and prevention. Read more »
  • Asymmetrical eyes: What to know
    Asymmetrical eyes are a very common physical feature. In rare cases, they may be due to a medical condition. Learn more about asymmetrical eyes here. Read more »
  • Retinal imaging shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer's
    A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease. Read more »
  • Could the eyes predict cardiovascular risk?
    New research finds a link between narrower and more curved retinal blood vessels on the one hand and higher blood pressure and stiff arteries, on the other. Read more »
  • What to know about a headache behind the eyes
    Many issues can cause a headache behind the eyes, from eye strain to more serious conditions, such as migraine. Here, find out more about the causes and how to treat them. Read more »
  • How long does eye dilation take to wear off?
    Some eye examinations require the dilation of the pupils. Pupil dilation and its effects can continue for hours after the examination has finished. Read on to find out how long pupil dilation lasts and how to manage the potential side effects. Read more »
  • What are the best vitamins for eye health?
    Certain vitamins are important for maintaining good eye health. Read on to discover the four best vitamins for eye health, as well as three other nutrients that are beneficial for the eyes. Read more »
  • What is ophthalmology?
    Ophthalmology is the study of medical conditions relating to the eye. Learn about the specialisms of ophthalmologists here, as well as the medical conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. Read more »
  • How does taurine affect the body?
    Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. People can also get taurine from supplements and other dietary sources. This article outlines the health benefits and potential risks of taurine. Read more »
  • Dry eye disease: New treatment on the horizon
    Current treatments for dry eye disease do not work for everyone. A preliminary investigation of new antibody based eye drops produces encouraging results. Read more »
  • What to know about milia under the eyes
    Milia are small bumps of trapped keratin. They are common on the face, especially under the eyes and on the cheeks and forehead. Learn more in this article. Read more »
  • Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid
    Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article. Read more »
  • What to know about cataract surgery
    Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore vision. Learn about what to expect from the different surgical procedures. Read more »
  • Do tea bags benefit eye health?
    Many people believe that placing tea bags on the eyes reduces dark circles and helps treat minor ailments. Learn more about tea bags for eyes in this article. Read more »
  • World first: Doctors use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to repair cornea
    In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons have successfully repaired a human cornea using 'reprogrammed' cells from the patient's skin. Read more »
  • What causes dark circles under the eyes?
    Many people have dark circles under their eyes. In this article, we look at possible causes and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes. Read more »
  • Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know
    The preauricular lymph nodes sit just in front of the ears. Some medical problems, such as infections, can cause them to swell. Learn more here. Read more »
  • Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
    People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article. Read more »
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