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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 […]

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Single injection gives mammals night vision

Single injection gives mammals night vision

Scientists at the cutting edge of nanotechnology are on the path to the seemingly impossible: creating an injection that allows us to see in the dark. This research opens the door to brand new therapeutic interventions. Nanotechnology and vision science may have a bright future. The mammalian eye can only respond to a small band […]

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How to treat eye discharge in newborns

How to treat eye discharge in newborns

Eye discharge is common in newborns and is commonly due to a blocked tear duct. A person can often treat an infant with a blocked tear duct at home. However, discharge that occurs alongside other symptoms in the eye area, such as redness, swelling, or tenderness, may be a sign of an infection or another […]

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Do I have night blindness?

Do I have night blindness?

Night blindness, or nyctalopia, is where the eye is unable to adapt to low-light conditions, such as at nighttime. Night blindness itself is not a condition but the result of an existing eye disorder. When lighting is dim, the eye must adapt. Although night blindness adversely affects a person’s ability to see in dim light, […]

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Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset the internal clock when exposed to light. The light from our smartphones may affect our retinal cells, disrupting our circadian rhythms. The discovery could help explain why prolonged exposure to light that is out of sync with a person’s natural, or circadian, rhythm […]

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How to make saline solution

How to make saline solution

It is possible to make saline solution at home by mixing together certain amounts of salt and water. When prepared correctly, homemade saline solution is similar to distilled water. For this reason, it is safe to use in the nose as a sinus rinse and as an eye rinse. A person can also use saline […]

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3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween

3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween

If you want some thrills this Halloween, you should try tricking yourself for a change. In this Spotlight, we look at some spooky experiments that’ll trick the brain and ask intriguing questions about consciousness and perception. Treat yourself to some scientific ‘spooks’ this Halloween. In Act One, Scene Five of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the […]

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How do you treat a droopy eyelid?

How do you treat a droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid or ptosis is when the upper eyelid droops downward. Doctors can treat a droopy eyelid with surgery, although this may depend on the cause. Reasons why an eyelid may droop include genetics or damage to the eye, and the condition is more likely with age. Treatment may not be necessary in cases where […]