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Air Pollution and Eye Health

The eye is a delicate organ with a large and moist area exposed to the environment. Thus, it is more susceptible to air pollution than other parts of the body. However, the response of eyes to airborne pollutants ranges from nil to severe irritation and chronic pain; even with contact lenses, eyes are still more sensitive to such effects.

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Come for your eye exam, leave with a band-aid on your arm

Come for your eye exam, leave with a band-aid on your arm

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Researchers use new imaging technique to produce digital reconstruction of eye tissues

Researchers use new imaging technique to produce digital reconstruction of eye tissues

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Testing intensity has greatest influence on COVID-19 transmission

SARS-CoV-2 D614G mutation does affect performance of serological assays

SARS-CoV-2 D614G mutation does affect performance of serological assays

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New and sudden headaches may be a symptom of COVID-19

Scientists detect a sarbecovirus phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats in Japan

Scientists detect a sarbecovirus phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats in Japan

Study provides new insights into an untreatable form of childhood-onset dementia

Study provides new insights into an untreatable form of childhood-onset dementia

Smiling or grimacing can reduce the pain of needle injection by 40%

Smiling or grimacing can reduce the pain of needle injection by 40%

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Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants may pollute indoor air

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Study uncovers a promising therapeutic target for retinal dystrophies

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KU Leuven vaccine candidate works against yellow fever and SARS-CoV-2 infection

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MIT study shows how the brain is wired for reactive, reflexive movements

Financial symptoms could be used as early predictors of dementia

Financial symptoms could be used as early predictors of dementia

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Researchers find way for customized programming of human stem cells

Machine learning model uses retinal scans to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Machine learning model uses retinal scans to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Study pinpoints specific areas of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

Study pinpoints specific areas of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

MARA project aims to use new DNA based nanotechnology to fight bacteria

MARA project aims to use new DNA based nanotechnology to fight bacteria

New gene therapy approach offers promise for treating eye disease

New gene therapy approach offers promise for treating eye disease