Ophthalmology expert offers tips to help relieve seasonal dry eye
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  February 2, 2017  
  Ophthalmology / Optometry  
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 Ophthalmology expert offers tips to help relieve seasonal dry eyeOphthalmology expert offers tips to help relieve seasonal dry eye
 
If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don't panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye.
 
   Managing and Treating Eye AllergiesManaging and Treating Eye Allergies
 
Allergies of the eye may affect the conjunctiva, cornea or the eyelids. Clinical signs are important in diagnosing the type of allergy. Additional tests, such as brush cytology of the ocular epithelium or tear mediator analysis, may help in doubtful cases.
 
 Ocular Larva Migrans Diagnosis and Treatment
 
Ocular Larva Migrans Diagnosis and TreatmentToxocara larvae, mostly of the species T. canis and T. cati, can infest human hosts to cause various clinical manifestations. These include visceral and ocular larva migrans. Ocular larva migrans is a debilitating condition which can cause vision loss in children. For this reason, this relatively rare condition requires to be diagnosed and treated adequately.
 
 
 Symptoms and Diagnosis of Eye Allergies­­
 
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Eye Allergies­­Ocular allergies are found in about a fifth of the American population. Symptoms of eye allergy range from mild itching and redness, to sight-threatening corneal ulcerations. It may involve the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis), the cornea (keratoconjunctivitis), or the eyelids (blepharitis). The latter may occur alone or with conjunctival involvement (blepharoconjunctivitis).
 
 
 Investigating a neuroprotective pentapeptide in a murine model of intracerebral hemorrhage
 
Investigating a neuroprotective pentapeptide in a murine model of intracerebral hemorrhageIntracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) refers to bleeding around or within the brain when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. Blood leaks into the brain causing tissue injury, which leads to stroke symptoms such as weakness, blindness, numbness in one side of the body and speech loss.
 
 
 Annual Health Checks for Women
 
Annual Health Checks for WomenWomen should be encouraged to have an annual general health check-up to discuss medical history and lifestyle choices and to detect early signs of diseases and enable early interventions when possible.
 
 
 Study finds wide disparities between self-reported eye symptoms and electronic medical record
 
Study finds wide disparities between self-reported eye symptoms and electronic medical recordCompare a patient's self-reported eye symptoms to their electronic medical record, and clear discrepancies can be seen.
 
 
 Stem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study shows
 
Stem cell secretions appear to protect retinal ganglion cells in rats, study showsA new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye.
 
 
 Light emitted from digital screens can cause irreversible damage to eyes, research shows
 
Light emitted from digital screens can cause irreversible damage to eyes, research showsThe University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), one of the oldest Universities in the world, presents the results of its latest research confirming the irreversible damage to animals’ eyes caused by light emitted from digital screens.
 
 
 Switching off brain regions helps better understand link between neural circuits and behaviour
 
Switching off brain regions helps better understand link between neural circuits and behaviourSwitching off specific brain regions in a laboratory animal is an important type of experiment used to better understand how the brain works.
 
 
 UK’s health system not designed to provide integrated care for people with dementia and other conditions
 
UK’s health system not designed to provide integrated care for people with dementia and other conditionsThe UK’s current health and social care system isn’t fit for purpose when it comes to caring for people living with dementia (PLWD) who also have other illnesses and chronic conditions.
 
 
 Blinking prompts eye muscles to realign vision, new study finds
 
Blinking prompts eye muscles to realign vision, new study findsEvery few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets.
 
 
 NYU Langone scientists discover mechanism behind many disease-related genetic deletions
 
NYU Langone scientists discover mechanism behind many disease-related genetic deletionsScientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered the mechanisms behind a genetic change known to cause a set of related diseases.