Common eye afflictions: Flashes and floaters
- THE AGING EYE. // Life Extension;Feb2002, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p10
Reports on the expectations that the number of age-related eye diseases will increase in the future. Ways the eye defends itself against damage.
- Wake-up call for contact-lens wearers. Segell, Michael // Cosmopolitan;Mar1993, Vol. 214 Issue 3, p53
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- 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.
- Study says blacks have more eye problems. // Jet;7/23/90, Vol. 78 Issue 15, p30
Reports on a Johns Hopkins researcher's findings that blacks are almost twice as likely as whites to be visually-impaired or legally blind.
- 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...
- Cataracts: Drug absolved... // Consumer Reports on Health;Aug92, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p60
Presents the reports of several new studies which disproved the supposed link between the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin (Mevacor) and a slightly increased risk of cataracts. The warning label recommending users get an annual examination for cataracts is being removed from the drug.