10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

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Want to get rid of dark circles? Follow these simple tricks

  Wash your face with cool water. Refrain from cleansing your face with hot water. It worsens puffiness and can accentuate dark circles Apply cold compress. Close your eyes and cover them with a cold washcloth for 5 minutes. Repeat several times throughout the day to help constrict your blood vessel. This tip is helpful […]

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Here’s how to take care of your eyes while driving

Long hours at work and constant use of electronic gadgets hamper one’s visual capabilities. It has been clinically proven that overuse of digital devices has a tremendous impact on your eyesight, with a tendency of developing short-sightedness or near-sightedness (Myopia). With increasing strain on the eyes, there is also a likeliness of facing difficulty while […]

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Diwali: Simple precautions for good eye health

Diwali is a festival of lights that brings light into our lives. Eye care is essential during Diwali. Many people can get chronic eye infections; the repercussions of cracker burning at the time of Diwali can be serious sometimes. The smoke that is produced from the crackers can harm one’s eyes and can cause many kinds of […]

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Three eye-related symptoms that could help diagnose Parkinson’s disease

As we all know, Parkinson’s disease is mainly characterised by involuntary movements of the body and loss of control over motor functions. As a neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s disease is due to the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine. And so it’s only natural that anyone who has it will exhibit progressive deterioration of their […]

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#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesight

Here, ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD, explains the five most common conditions affecting your vision and shares tips for preserving your eyesight. Cataract The problem: Light rays from objects in view must pass through your lens to reach your retina’s light-sensing cells. When a cataract clouds the lens, your vision fogs and lights get a halo. […]

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#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

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