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Did you know Botox could be good for the eyes?
Although the drug form of botulinum toxin – most commonly referred to as Botox – is best known as a wrinkle treatment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Botox to treat certain eye conditions, including blurred vision, crossed eyes, and eyelid spasms. If you’ve been suffering from the above eye conditions and you’ve tried...

Although viral “pink eye” sounds terrifying, it’s one of the most common and easily treated eye conditions in children and adults. Also referred to as conjunctivitis, pink eye is the redness and inflammation of the conjunctiva, or the thin, clear mucous membrane that lines the eyelid and surface of the eye. While conjunctivitis can have several causes, it’s most...

Your eyes can say a lot about your health and well-being.
They say that eyes are the windows to the soul. That may be true if you’re very skilled at reading body language and eye contact. But did you know that your eyes are windows to your internal health, even for those a little less inclined to pick up on those soul searching eye twitches? When you go to the...

Dry eyes could be a symptom of menopause.
When most people think about menopause, symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and moodiness come to mind. But did you know dry eyes affect 60 percent of menopausal women, and only 16 percent of them realize menopause is to blame? If you’re experiencing dry, itchy, and irritated eyes, and are of menopausal age, it may be a symptom of...

3D-printed eye cells could one day cure blindness.
The 21st century has seen the inception and growth in popularity of 3D printing. With well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, and engineering, the technology is now increasingly being used in medicine. When combined with organic inks and thermoplastics, 3D printing technology has enabled the “bioprinting” of a range of human body parts, including 3D-printed eye cells. A group of scientists...

If you’ve ever come home from the beach looking like a lobster, you’re aware of the damage the sun can do to your skin. But did you know that hours of exposure to bright sunlight can burn the surface of the eye and lead to permanent damage? Although most everyone wears sunglasses at the beach, the snow actually reflects...

Basic eye anatomy includes the lens, cornea, and iris.
Sight, like the other four senses, is closely related to the other parts of our anatomy – particularly the brain. The eye works in much the same way as a camera – the iris and the pupil control how much light to let into the eye, and how we see depends upon this transfer of light. Once the light...

Braille contact lens technology is one of the latest innovations.
Researchers in Israel are working on a special kind of contact lens that they say will could enable the blind to see. The contact lens would use the eye’s tactile sensors to give blind people the ability to “feel” shapes with their eyes, much in the same way their fingers feel Braille. The bionic contact lens would have the...

An ipad app can actually improve your vision.
What if there was a way to improve your vision using a $5.99 iPad app? While it might sound too good to be true, it’s actually grounded in science. UltimEyes, an app created by neuroscientist Aaron Seitz, gives your brain a visual workout and trains you to see farther than ever before. UltimEyes works by causing brain plasticity, which...

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More than half of American adults need corrective lenses, experiencing vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The decision to wear...