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How long does eye dilation take to wear off?

How long does eye dilation take to wear off?

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Dry eye disease: New treatment on the horizon

Dry eye disease: New treatment on the horizon

Dry eye disease is one of the most common eye disorders in the United States. Although treatment is available, it does not work for everyone. A new antibody based eye drop may be the answer. Dry eye disease is surprisingly common, and some cases can be difficult to treat. Although scientists do not know the […]

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What to know about cataract surgery

What to know about cataract surgery

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Xiidra (lifitegrast)

Xiidra (lifitegrast)

What is Xiidra? Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat dry eye disease. With this condition, your body doesn’t make enough tears, or the tears it does make don’t keep your eyes lubricated (moist). Xiidra comes as a liquid solution that’s used as eye drops. Xiidra is approved for use in […]

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World first: Doctors use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to repair cornea

World first: Doctors use ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to repair cornea

Scientists in Japan have, for the first time, treated a damaged cornea using induced pluripotent stem cells. According to the surgeon, the person’s vision has improved since the procedure. The cornea covers the front section of the eye, including the iris and pupil. Scientists create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells by reprogramming adult cells. This […]

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What to know about optic neuritis and MS

What to know about optic neuritis and MS

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How does MS affect the eyes?

How does MS affect the eyes?

Eye problems are relatively common in people with multiple sclerosis and can include blurred sight, double vision, and vision loss. Multiple sclerosis treatments can help. As with the other symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), eye symptoms can appear during a flare and then fade away over time. Treatments may help protect a person’s eyesight, slow […]

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What can cause a sore eyelid?

What can cause a sore eyelid?

There are many possible causes of sore eyelids, including infections, injuries, and problems with contact lenses. Most issues will subside on their own, but some may require eye drops or another form of treatment. The eye is a delicate area, so it is important to monitor symptoms closely. If eye symptoms worsen or do not […]

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Signs and symptoms of MS in women

Signs and symptoms of MS in women

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that interferes with the flow of information in the central nervous system. It causes a variety of symptoms and can affect women differently than men. Researchers do not know what triggers multiple sclerosis (MS). Once it develops, the disease causes the immune system to destroy a type of tissue […]

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How to improve eyesight without glasses

How to improve eyesight without glasses

Eyesight can deteriorate as people get older or due to certain health conditions. However, there are a number of natural ways a person can protect and improve their vision without the need for corrective glasses.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that in the United States around 12 million people of 40 years […]