Common eye afflictions: Flashes and floaters
- Wake-up call for contact-lens wearers. Segell, Michael // Cosmopolitan;Mar1993, Vol. 214 Issue 3, p53
Reports that people who use the disposable kind of contact lenses are fourteen times more likely to develop keratitis. Report in the `Archives of Ophthalmology'; Details.
- Pink is not a good eye color. Chandler, David G. // Diabetes in the News;Jan/Feb94, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p26
Discusses the different infections and health conditions of the eyes. Risk of complications for person with diabetes; Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, as an inflammation of the mucus membrane of the surface of the eyes; Styes as an infection of the eyelid glands; Cellulitis as an infection arising...
- Lower your risk of cataracts. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;May92, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p8
Reports that a large number of the population suffers or will suffer from cataracts of the eyes, and discusses preventive measures which can be taken to minimize the chances of developing cataracts. Risk factors include lack of specific nutrients, diabetes, occupational exposure to sunlight,...
- Surgery gives sight to infant born with rare case of inverted eyelids. // Jet;8/28/89, Vol. 76 Issue 21, p31
Discusses surgery recently performed on an infant black boy who was born blind due to inverted eyelids. The baby can now see.
- For many Americans, tests for two eye diseases inadequate, NEI warns. // Public Health Reports;May/Jun92, Vol. 107 Issue 3, p366
Reports that the National Eye Institute (NEI) warns that many Americans who are at a high risk for glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, two leading causes of blindness, are not seeking adequate eye care. Statistics of those with glaucoma; Detecting glaucoma; Eye problems for diabetics.
- Epidemic of a new vision-impairing disease in Cuba. // Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Sep93, Vol. 87 Issue 7, p262
Reports on the spreading of an unidentified nonfatal disease in Cuba that can impair vision and damage nerves. Symptoms; Theories by scientists on disease's nature; Possible causes; Signs suggesting nutritional deficiency as cause; Toxins in home-brewed rum as another possible cause; Absence of...
- Preventing blindness in AIDS victims. // USA Today Magazine;Feb92, Vol. 120 Issue 2561, p9
Comments on the sight-threatening retinal disorder cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. How it is often one of the first infections to arise in victims of AIDS; Research conducted by opthalmologists to improve treatment of CMV retinitis.
- Color blindness misconceptions. // USA Today Magazine;Feb92, Vol. 120 Issue 2561, p16
Refutes several common misconceptions about color blindness. Impact on people's lives; Social stigmas; Precautions color-blind people take.
- Seeing green. // Vegetarian Times;Feb96, Issue 222, p24
Reports on the result of a study linking poor vision to poor dietary habits. Study as a part of an epidemiological project to examine incidence and progression of eye diseases.