Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cautions for Vision Surgery

Illnesses that affect healing can make vision surgery a poor choice in some cases. If you have diabetes, HIV, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis, talk with an ophthalmologist about your best options. Other conditions that require careful evaluation and could make … Continue reading

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Eye Care: Allergies

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies — and watery, itchy eyes. Pollen, grass, dust, weeds, and pet dander are common triggers. Reduce the allergens in your home with allergen impermeable covers on mattresses and pillows, thorough cleaning, and allergen filters … Continue reading

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Eye Care: Pinkeye

Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation caused by a virus, bacteria, irritant, or allergy. Along with the telltale redness, you might have an itching or burning sensation and a discharge. If itching is the main symptom, the cause is likely … Continue reading

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Eye Care: Object in the Eye

Many nerve endings lurk just beneath the surface or your cornea, so a tiny speck can be surprisingly painful. Don’t rub the eye, or you may cause serious damage. Gently flushing the eye with lukewarm water is often recommended. If … Continue reading

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