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Vitamin C Jun 15th, 2024

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant and reducing agent found in certain foods. Humans cannot synthesize vitamin C, and it can be obtained only through selective dietary intake or with OTC supplements. This vitamin might help prevent some cancers, cardiovascular disease, and even the common cold. Although a wide range of health benefits...

Sjogren's Syndrome Jun 11th, 2024

In Sjogren's syndrome, the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth are usually affected first, resulting in decreased tears and saliva. Although one can develop Sjogren's syndrome at any age, most people are older than 40 at the time of diagnosis. The condition is much more common...

Essential Tremor(ET) is a nervous system disorder that causes rhythmic shaking May 28th, 2024

Essential tremor is a condition that affects the nervous system, causing involuntary and rhythmic shaking or trembling. This shaking is often most obvious in the hands and forearms, but essential tremor can also affect the head, voice, face, and rarely the legs. This movement disorder is not life threatening. It...

Leg Cramps May 24th, 2024

Leg cramps, also known as charley horses, are involuntary, painful contractions of the skeletal muscles in the leg. They can occur anywhere from the foot to the thigh, but are most common in the calf muscles. Leg cramps are usually sharp and sudden, and typically last only a few seconds to minutes. Causes...

Restless Legs syndrome (RLS) May 21st, 2024

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a chronic neurological disorder that causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs. It can also cause uncomfortable sensations in the legs, such as aching, tingling, crawling, pulling, searing, drawing, or bubbling. These sensations usually occur in the calf area, but can...

Concussion May 9th, 2024

Concussion tests assess brain function after a head injury. Most concussion tests consist of questionnaires or symptom checklists. Concussion tests check for things like alertness, memory, focus, how fast one thinks and the ability to solve problems. These tests also check balance and coordination. Concussion tests are one of the...

Nystagmus May 7th, 2024

What is nystagmus? Nystagmus is a condition where eyes make rapid, repetitive, uncontrolled movements. Eyes may move in different directions: Side to side (horizontal nystagmus). Up and down (vertical nystagmus). In a circle (rotary or torsional nystagmus). The movements can follow different patterns. Eyes may: Drift in one direction and...

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension(IIH) AKA High Pressure in the Brain May 6th, 2024

Here are some common challenges and misconceptions about idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH): IIH is not benign: IIH is not a benign disorder, and many patients experience debilitating headaches. IIH can occur without headaches: Headaches are a common symptom of IIH, but not all patients experience them. Papilledema is not a requirement for IIH: Some patients with...

Heart Attack Apr 30th, 2024

    Heart 'Disease' does not kill people. Heart 'Attacks' do however .   Blood clots can suddenly block arteries Not plaque.    The more plaque one has, the greater the odds of a heart attack.   One can have a 'Lot' of plaques but it does not have to...

Glioblastoma(GBM) Apr 23rd, 2024

GBM is a type of cancer that starts as a growth of cells in the brain or spinal cord. It grows quickly and can invade and destroy healthy tissue. Glioblastoma forms from cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells. Glioblastoma can happen at any age. The average glioblastoma survival time...

Diabetic Neuropathy Apr 16th, 2024

Diabetes is a known cause of peripheral neuropathy. The condition typically begins to affect distal peripheral nerves in a relatively symmetric pattern. In addition to peripheral nerve involvement, the nerve damage caused by diabetes can also sometimes involve the autonomic nervous system, particularly as the condition advances or if it...

Chloroquine Retinal Toxicity Apr 16th, 2024

What are the symptoms of ocular toxicity caused by Chloroquine and Hydeoxychloroquine?     retinal toxicity symptoms may include: blurred central vision. not being able to see colours. trouble seeing at night. difficulty reading. flickering or flashing lights. Chronic use of CQ and HCQ can cause ocular adverse effects including...

VITAMINS-Hype or Necessity Apr 6th, 2024

Multivitamins, which typically contain about 27 different vitamins and minerals, and often provide almost 100% of the Recommended US Daily Allowance of these micronutrients. For those few who eat a healthy diet, a multivitamin may have some benefit. A diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and prtoein...

SOLAR ECLIPSE Apr 2nd, 2024

The safest way to view a solar eclipse is with special eclipse glasses or an eclipse projector. Sunglasses, even multiple pairs, do not protect your eyes. You can view the eclipse directly during totality, when the moon completely obscures the sun, without proper eye protection. You'll know it's safe when you can no...

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) Apr 1st, 2024

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) starts with rapid onset of symptoms including headache, seizures, altered consciousness, and visual disturbance, including blurry vision. It is often associated with acute hypertension . If promptly recognized and treated, the clinical syndrome usually resolves within a week , and the changes seen in magnetic...

CAROTID ARTERY DISSECTION Mar 19th, 2024

  Carotid artery dissection is a tear in the inner layer of the carotid artery wall that allows blood to flow between the layers. It can be caused by injury or occur suddenly without a known cause. https://people.com/mom-died-flight-from-dominican-republic-experienced-medical-tragedy-brother-says-8609170 Carotid artery dissection is the most common cause of stroke. Symptoms: Headache....

Why does it ache when it rains? Mar 19th, 2024

  When the weather outside is cold, joint pain, muscle pain and arthritis can flare up. That is because cold weather can induce inflammation, which can exacerbate these conditions. There are a few ways that cold weather can contribute to inflammation.  Colder temperatures can cause the body’s tissue to contract....

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists have an Additional Role for Headache Relief Feb 7th, 2024

Exenatide, a GLP-1 agonist sold under the brand names Byetta and Bydureon by AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) as a type 2 diabetes drug, could be useful in another indication, a trial has found. This study, published in the journal Brain, reports on a Phase II trial of the drug as a...

Chair Yoga Jan 23rd, 2024

Chair yoga is a good option for anyone, but it is especially well suited for older adults, people with mobility issues, or those who sit at a desk for extended periods. It may help people with certain health conditions, such as arthritis, to exercise without putting pressure on joints. It...

NECK PAIN Jan 23rd, 2024

Neck pain, or cervicalgia, can have many causes, including: Poor posture Sleeping in an awkward position Muscle tension Injury, such as a muscle  strain or whiplash Prolonged use of a computer A slipped spinal disc Arthritis Disc degeneration  Narrowing of the spinal canal Muscle inflammation    To relieve neck pain,...

Blueberries: Everything you need to know about blueberries Jan 23rd, 2024

    Everything you need to know about blueberries     Benefits Nutrition Diet Risks FAQ Various studies suggest that blueberries can benefit the body in many ways. Possible health benefits of blueberries include improving heart health, increasing bone strength, and lowering blood pressure. Blueberries can be eaten freshly picked...

Metabolic Acidosis Jan 9th, 2024

What happens if one develops metabolic acidosis? Metabolic acidosis may or may not cause any signs and symptoms. Symptoms can encompass all or some of the following: Weakness Fatigue easily Headache Mental confusion Trouble breathing Fast heartbeat Loss of appetite Nausea and vomiting If metabolic acidosis is not controlled, it can lead to long-term problems...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Dec 31st, 2023

Foot ulcers are a common complication of diabetes that is not being managed through methods such as diet, exercise, and insulin/ other medical treatment. Ulcers are formed as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. These are most common under big toes and the balls of...

Potassium and its role in lowering Blood Pressure Dec 26th, 2023

When it comes to fighting high blood pressure, the average American diet delivers too much sodium and too little potassium. Eating to reverse this imbalance could prevent or control high blood pressure and translate into fewer heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease. Normal blood level of potassium is...

Eyeglasses with Artificial Intelligence(AI) Dec 23rd, 2023

  AI Eyeglasses have the potential to greatly benefit individuals by providing assistance in daily tasks, thereby improving QOL. At present, these should not be considered as a replacement for regular glasses .  SeveralManufacturers are achieving affordability and functionality, while addressing health risks, privacy concerns, and data protection.  User Comfort...

BVD: Binocular Vision Dysfunction Dec 21st, 2023

Binocular vision dysfunction is an ocular condition that occurs when the eyes don’t align properly with one another. Although our brains may try to correct this misalignment, it is not without considerable effort and this results in a range of symptoms that may be associated with the condition. Exactly what...

Am I leaking snot or brain fluid? Dec 9th, 2023

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a condition where the fluid that surrounds the brain leaks into the nose and sinuses. Head trauma, surgery, or even birth defects can make a hole in the membranes that hold this fluid. It then leaks into your nose or ear, causing a watery, runny nose.  CSF rhinorrhea is rare...

Meningococcal disease Dec 5th, 2023

  Meningococcal disease is an acute, potentially severe infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. It primarily causes meningitis and sepsis, which can lead to severe complications, like neurologic damage, loss of limbs, or death. **Evaluation:** Anyone with suspected meningococcal disease usually presents with high fever, headache, and neck stiffness....

How to be Happy Nov 26th, 2023

  Manage your stress levels If you have a lot of stress in your life, find ways to reduce it, such as learning a few time-management techniques. Introduce regular exercise and time to yourself. These are positive changes. Taking control of your time in this way can effectively reduce stress....

Alpha-Gal Allergy Nov 22nd, 2023

Alpha-gal allergy**: A tick bite (especially from the Lone Star tick) can trigger an immune response to a carbohydrate called alpha-gal, found in red meat. While this response can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people after they consume red meat, it does not lead to septic shock. The...

Closed-angle glaucoma and open-angle glaucoma Nov 18th, 2023

Closed-angle glaucoma and open-angle glaucoma are two main types of glaucoma, both involving an increase in intraocular pressure, but they differ in their anatomy and presentation. 1. **Open-Angle Glaucoma**: This is the most common type of glaucoma, accounting for about 90% of all cases. The drainage angle formed by the...

Insulin Eye Drops Nov 13th, 2023

Insulin eye drops are still largely an area of research and have not yet been widely adopted or approved for therapeutic clinical use. Insulin, a natural hormone that regulates blood sugar, has been investigated for its potential ocular applications due to its known growth factor properties which can stimulate cell...

Optic Nerve Regeneration Nov 9th, 2023

Summary: Researchers identified a small molecule capable of stimulating nerve regeneration and restoring vision following injury to the optic nerve Source: City University of Hong Kong Traumatic injury to the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve in the central nervous system (CNS) are the leading cause of disability and the second leading...

Anti-VEGF injections in Eyecare Nov 2nd, 2023

Anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) injections are commonly used in eyecare for several retinal conditions. The indications for anti-VEGF injections and the prognosis associated with their use can vary depending on the specific condition being treated. Here are some common indications and the associated prognosis: 1. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD):...

Angina Nov 2nd, 2023

    Angina is a common symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD) and is characterized by chest pain or discomfort. It occurs when there is an inadequate supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. The symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of angina are as follows: Symptoms: 1. Chest Pain: The...

PYLOMETRICS Oct 24th, 2023

Plyometrics are dynamic exercises that help build strength, power, balance, stamina and agility. Plyometric training involves short, intense bursts of activity that target fast-twitch muscle fibers in the lower body. These fibers help generate explosive power that increases speed and jumping height. Plyometrics are used by competitive athletes who rely...

CKD-Chronic Kdney Disease Oct 19th, 2023

Chronic kidney disease, CKD, involves a gradual loss of kidney function. Kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from the blood, which are then removed in the urine. CKD can cause dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes to build up in the body. In the early stages of CKD, one...

DRY EYES, OTC and RX Treatment Oct 9th, 2023

  Have you ever had that annoying gritty feeling, like there is sand trapped in the eyes? That’s just a glimpse of what people with dry eye disease (DED) experience. Beyond the feeling of grittiness, they often battle with symptoms like redness, burning and itchiness. Over time, these issues can...

Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) Oct 9th, 2023

Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) can be caused by several conditions that affect the cerebral vascular system, including diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis – but lifestyle choices, such as smoking, also play a role. With CCH now recognized as a key contributor to the neurodegenerative processes that can lead to dementia (1),...

ANEURYSM Sep 28th, 2023

  An aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of a blood vessel resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning greater than 50% of the vessel's normal diameter (width). An aneurysm may occur in any blood vessel, but is most often seen in an artery. Among the causes...

NITRIC OXIDE and Health Sep 21st, 2023

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the critical components of the vasculature, regulating key signaling pathways in health. In macrovessels, NO functions to suppress cell inflammation as well as adhesion. In this way, it inhibits thrombosis and promotes blood flow. It also functions to limit vessel constriction and vessel wall...

SEPSIS Sep 15th, 2023

In Septic shock, there is a dramatic drop in blood pressure that can damage the lungs, kidneys, liver and other organs. When the damage is severe, it can lead to death. Early treatment of sepsis  can improve chances for survival. Symptoms of sepsis are non specific and may vary from...

MERKEL CELL Carcinoma(MCC) Sep 10th, 2023

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive skin cancer. It appears as a painless, flesh-colored or bluish-red nodule growing on the skin. Merkel cells are found just below the skin’s surface, on the lowest level of your top layer of skin (the epidermis). Connected to nerve endings associated with the sensation...

Sciatica Sep 9th, 2023

Sciatica isn’t actually a health condition; it’s a symptom, and a misnamed one at that. Sciatica refers to the symptoms of buttock, thigh, and leg pain, but it can arise from a variety of causes. Sciatica gets its name from the sciatic nerve, the body’s largest.There’s one sciatic nerve on...

HEART FAILURE Aug 25th, 2023

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart loses efficiency, leading to a chronic mismatch between the body’s need for oxygen and what it actually receives. Heart failure leads to chronic difficulty breathing, uncomfortable swelling in the arms or legs (or anywhere), let alone increased risks for heart attacks,...

Meningioma Aug 24th, 2023

A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Although not a brain tumor per se, it is described as such because it may compress or squeeze the adjacent brain, nerves and vessels. Meningioma is the most common type...

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS(MS) and its cousins, NMSOD and MOG Aug 17th, 2023

Although Multiple Sclerosis is the most common central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory demyelinating disorder, other CNS inflammatory disorders should be included in the differential diagnosis. Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody-associated disease are less common but share some clinical characteristics, such as optic neuritis and...

GOUT Aug 12th, 2023

Gout flares often begin in your big toe or a lower limb. Pain and inflammation occur when too much uric acid crystallizes and deposits in the joints. Symptoms of gout include severe pain, redness, and swelling in joints, often the big toe. Attacks can come suddenly, often at night. During an...

Lead Poisoning Aug 10th, 2023

Clinical symptoms of lead toxicity occur in a dose-dependent manner, with individual variability. The most common initial symptoms are abdominal pain (lead colic) and other gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea). Other affected systems include the central nervous (e.g., fatigue, malaise, impaired cognition, tinnitus, headaches, mood changes), peripheral nervous...

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Jul 20th, 2023

Symptoms of heat exhaustion (precursor to heatstroke) • Heavy sweating • Cold, pale and clammy skin • Fast, weak pulse • Nausea or vomiting • Muscle cramps • Tiredness or weakness • Dizziness • Headache • Fainting (passing out) Symptoms of heatstroke • High body temperature (103°F or higher) • Hot, red, dry,...

How hot is too hot for the human body? Study offers new insights Jul 8th, 2023

How hot is too hot for the human body? Study offers new insights         Share on Pinterest Researchers conducted an experiment to investigate the upper limit of the thermoneutral zone of the human body. Prof. Lewis Halsey, University of Roehampton Researchers investigated when the body starts exerting...

EYE and DIABETES Jul 6th, 2023

  What is diabetic eye disease? Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma. Over time, diabetes can cause damage to your eyes that can lead to poor vision or even blindness....

TEARS Jun 26th, 2023

Tears in the Eyes drain into the tear ducts (small holes in the inner corner of the Eyes) and down through the nose. Tear fluid contains water, mucin, lipids. lysozyme. ;actoferrin, immunoglobulins, glucose, urea, sodium and potassium. Lysozymes in the Tears, as a part of the Imuune System, fight against...

Multiple Sclerosis Has a Misdiagnosis Problem Jun 23rd, 2023

News > Medscape Medical News > Conference News > CMSC 2023 Multiple Sclerosis Has a Misdiagnosis Problem Nancy A. Melville June 14, 2023     In the ongoing absence of a reliable biomarker for multiple sclerosis (MS), misdiagnosis is a common, and persistent, problem that potentially puts patients at prolonged and unnecessary risk. Experts warn that false-negative diagnoses cause treatment...

SINUSITIS Jun 7th, 2023

Sinusitis is usually caused by the common cold, but other viruses, bacteria, fungi and allergies may also cause sinusitis. Sinuses are four paired cavities (spaces) in the head. Narrow passages connect them. Sinuses make mucus that drains out of the passages in the nose. This drainage helps keep the nose...

CHOROIDAL MELANOMA May 22nd, 2023

Tumors arise from the pigment cells that reside within the uvea and give rise to eye color. When eye melanoma is spread to distant parts of the body, the five-year survival rate is about 15%. This is the most common type of primary eye cancer. Males and females are affected...

NOVEL CONTACT LENS MEASURES EYE PRESSURE May 15th, 2023

Mi Contact Lens is being developed by a California startup Smartlens, and is based on a prototype that was previously created at Stanford University. Whereas the Stanford device had to be surgically  placed in the eye, the miLens is a soft contact lens which is put in and taken out...

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT May 4th, 2023

The Nexus between Nutrition and Ocular Health became apparent in the 90s as Epidemiologists, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists uncovered dietary patterns in patients with AMD. The Eye Disease Case-Control Group Ancillary Study, by Dr. Johanna M. Seddon, used a specially designed food frequency questionnaire and was the first to directly show...

PAIN ON EYE MOVEMENT May 1st, 2023

Optic neuritis usually affects one eye. Symptoms might include Pain. Most people who develop optic neuritis have eye pain that is made worse by eye movement. Sometimes the pain feels like a dull ache behind the eye. There may be Vision loss in one eye. Most people have at least...

Life Expectancy Apr 23rd, 2023

American Heart Association (AHA) Life's Essential 8 metric and its association with both life expectancy and health span or life expectancy free of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes, and dementia. This study leveraged the UK Biobank and included more than 135,000 UK adults with a mean...

Blurry Vision Apr 20th, 2023

Along with blurry vision, Diabetic Eye Disease may also cause: “Floating” spots in your field of vision or even permanent loss of vision in extreme cases. Stroke: A sign that one is having a stroke is a sudden, painless change in eyesight. There may be blurry or double vision. If...

Bad Carbs and Diabetes Apr 18th, 2023

Most cases of type 2 diabetes can be linked to making poor food choices, a new study finds.Researchers from Tufts University in Boston linked poor diet to 14 million cases of type 2 diabetes — about 70% of new diagnoses globally — in 2018.The biggest impact came from insufficient intake...

Dry Eyes, explained Apr 9th, 2023

Dry eye happens when eyes do not make enough tears to stay wet, or when the tears do not work correctly or efficiently. This can make eyes feel uncomfortable, and in some cases, it can also cause vision problems or even visual disability. Dry Eyes are common : it affects...

Higher magnesium intake linked to lower dementia risk Apr 4th, 2023

Researchers investigated how magnesium intake influences dementia risk factors.They found that a higher magnesium intake is linked to lower dementia risk.Further research is needed to confirm the results.In 2019, 57.4 million people had dementia globally. By 2050, this figure is expected to rise to 152.8 million. One study that followed...

SELF CARE II Feb 24th, 2023

Self-care refers to the practice of taking deliberate and proactive steps to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It involves taking care of oneself in a way that fosters optimal health and wellness, and can include a variety of activities, such as getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising...

SELF CARE Feb 23rd, 2023

Healthy Lifestyle includes: eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and unsaturated fatty acids, and low in sugary drinks, trans fats, and sodium. Going Vegan is a good option too.No SmokingAt least 7 hours of moderate-to vigorous physical activity each week. i.e, one hour a dayLimiting alcohol...

Optometric Physicians(OD) Feb 9th, 2023

Optometric Physicians (ODs) in the United States play a critical role in providing comprehensive eye and vision care to individuals of all ages. They undergo extensive education and training to diagnose and treat a range of eye conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular...

Blood Pressure Guidelines for Adults Feb 7th, 2023

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides guidelines for blood pressure targets in adults with hypertension. The guidelines suggest that the following targets be used for most adults with hypertension: Less than 130/80 mmHg for most adultsLess than 130/80 mmHg or less for those with diabetes or chronic kidney...

Systemic Medications and increased risk of Cataracts Jan 22nd, 2023

Study Rundown: Though the main risk factor for cataract development is increasing age, external factors, including various systemic medications, have been associated in past studies with increased cataract incidence. This retrospective study aimed to explore associations between medications and need for cataract surgery in a US database of about 15,000...

Dietary Fiber and its ability to lower Risk of Diabetes & Hypertension Jan 16th, 2023

According to Dr Neil Barnard, Fiber moves carcinogens along and out of the human body. Fibers removes things circulating in the blood that should not be there. Liver is filtering the blood stream 24/7 and keeping away things that do not belong there like excess hormones . Liver pulls toxins...

You brush your teeth, moisturize your skin, but what are you doing for your eyes? Jan 6th, 2023

You brush your teeth, moisturize your skin, but what're you doing for your eyes?   CorneaCare is driven to make eyecare a part of self-care, starting with dry eye disease and overall eye health and wellness. This concept is rewriting the narrative on dry eye disease and building personalized treatments...

Minimize the shooting, burning pain of Sciatica Jan 5th, 2023

 On each side of the body, one sciatic nerve runs through the hips, buttocks and down a leg, ending just below the knee. The sciatic nerve then branches into other nerves, which continue down the leg and into thee foot and toes. People describe sciatica pain in different ways, depending...

VISUAL SNOW Dec 2nd, 2022

Visual snow is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by a continuous visual disturbance that occupies the entire visual field and is described as tiny flickering dots that resemble the noise of a detuned analog television. In addition to the static, or “snow”, affected individuals can experience additional visual symptoms such...

15 Push-Ups Every Day to Increase Functional Strength Nov 29th, 2022

I Did 15 Push-Ups Every Day for 30 Days to Increase My Functional Strength     Chrissy King Tue, November 29, 2022, 4:26 PM     And why this challenge changed my relationship to push-ups forever.   Shutterstock Push-ups and I have a long and complicated love-hate relationship. On one...

Will Exercise Save Your Life? Nov 15th, 2022

              Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I'm Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. One hundred and fifty minutes a week. That's the minimum recommended amount of moderate-intensity exercise that the federal...

Glaucoma: The 'silent thief' Nov 8th, 2022

Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because it slowly damages the eyes and can cause irreparable harm before there is any vision loss. But this disease is stealthy in more ways than one. Even today, we still do not know what causes it in most cases. There...

How our eyes can change color throughout our lives Oct 1st, 2022

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Carotid Artery Disease Sep 29th, 2022

  CAROTID arteries are the main blood vessels in the neck that send blood to the eyes and brain. There are two carotid arteries in the neck: one on the right side and one on the left side.    A buildup of cholesterol in the arteries causes a plaque to...

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Sep 6th, 2022

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) contributes to increased risk for myocardial infarction and stroke.  *Narrowing of arteries which results in reduced blood flow to head, arms, stomach and legs. Usually, affects the arteries in the legs. This causes leg pain while walking.   ** Painful cramps can be felt in the...

Eye Drops for Dry Eyes Aug 18th, 2022

Artificial tears are OTC eyedrops used to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of the eyes. Such eyedrops may be used to treat dry eyes that result from aging, certain medications, a medical condition, eye surgery or environmental factors, such as smoky or windy conditions...

Medication as risk factor for falls Aug 10th, 2022

Medication as risk factor for falls Many drugs can increase the risk of falls. The more drugs one takes, the greater the chance that one or a combination of them will make a fall more likely to happen. Some medications are well known for side effects that increase a person's...

Loneliness Jul 31st, 2022

Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to perceived isolation. Loneliness is also described as a psychological mechanism which motivates individuals to seek social connections. It is often associated with an unwanted lack of connection and intimacy. Loneliness overlaps and yet is distinct from solitude. Solitude is simply the state of...

Facial Pain Jul 31st, 2022

Facial Pain is a result of some malfunction in the Trigmeninal Nerve. Each trigeminal nerve splits into three branches, controlling the feeling for different parts of the face. These are: The ophthalmic branch. It controls the eye, upper eyelid, and forehead. The maxillary branch. This controls the lower eyelid, cheek, nostril,...

RED EYES Jul 23rd, 2022

    The redness of the eye may be a cause for concern. However, most serious eye problems happen when there is redness along with pain or changes in vision.   What are the common causes of red eyes? Allergies Allergies can affect the eyes leading them to become red...

Basal Cell Carcinoma Jul 21st, 2022

    Patients with basal cell carcinomas most commonly notice a reddish nodule slowly forming on their eyelid. The tumor is most commonly found on the lower eyelid, followed by the medial canthus and may also occur on the upper eyelid. Eyelash loss around the tumor suggests that a basal...

CORNEAL ABRASION Jul 16th, 2022

A Corneal abrasion is an injury to the epithelium( outermost layer) of the cornea. It is common aming all age groups but RISK increases with occupations like construction , general use of contact lenses and eyelid allergies. Causes: 1. Trauma- foreign objects, accidental poking of the eye, rubbing of the...

Diabetic Eye Disease Jul 6th, 2022

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma. Over time, diabetes can cause damage to your eyes that can lead to poor vision or even blindness. But you can take steps to...

DRY EYE TREATMENT-TEAR ENHANCEMENT by NEUROSTIMULATION Jun 5th, 2022

Traditional therapies with topical lubricants, have been employed with variable success in the treatment of DED ( Dry Eye Disease/Dysfunction).  Neurostimulation takes into account the neuroanatomical and pathophysiological considerations of DED and the LFU( Lacrimal Functional Unit). Neurostimulation of the nasolacrimal reflex (NLR) is a novel therapeutic approach for DED....

MOST COMMON causes of EYE Pain May 22nd, 2022

MOST COMMON causes of EYE Pain Headache/Migraine Optic Neuritis Trigeminal Neuralgia Dry Eyes Posterior Blepharitis Ischemic/Thrombotic Events Conjunctivitis/Keratitis/ Recurrent Corneal Erosion/Iritis Idiopathic Intra-cranial Hypertension

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE May 16th, 2022

The Most Common Autoimmune disease is RA(Rheumatoid Arthritis).  Second most common is Sjogren's Syndrome. Autoimmune diseases develop when the auto-reactive B lymphocytes (autoantibodies) and T lymphocytes described cause a pathological and/or functional damage to the organ/tissue containing the target autoantigen(s). The treatment depends on the type of autoimmune disease. In...

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS Apr 4th, 2022

Optical Illusions, more appropriately known as visual illusions, involve visual deception. Due to the arrangement of images, the effect of colors, the impact of the light source, or other variables, a wide range of interesting visual effects can be seen. If you've ever struggled to see the hidden image in...

Droopy EyeLids Mar 16th, 2022

 Droopy Eyelid is a naturally occurring situation in some people. It creates a characteristic SLEEPY EYE look. And sometimes droopy eyelid can then become beyond just the cosmetic aspect and can also cause some difficulties with vision. Causality: Aging, Congenital droopy eyes, Nerve disorder, eye muscle dysfunction, adult onset eyelid...

Swollen Eyelid(s) Mar 2nd, 2022

Eyelid Swelling Minor symptoms: Irritation in the eyes in the form of an itchy or scratchy sensation Sensitivity to light Reddening of eyelids Eye discharge Eyelid dryness Excess tearing Obstructed vision due to swollen eyelid Redness of the eyes Scaly or flaking skin around the eye Moderate symptoms: Fatigue Fever...

Mimicking natural light cycles may influence diabetes risk Feb 22nd, 2022

    More than 1 in 3 adults in the United States may have prediabetes, according to the National Institutes of Health. Insulin resistance is a disorder of metabolism that precedes prediabetes. If left unchecked, prediabetes can develop into type 2 diabetes. Recently, a team of researchers theorized that societal changes such...

Kidney Stones Feb 18th, 2022

Kidney Stones are quite common with a 10% prevalence worldwide. Risk factors for urinary stone disease, the list includes those who are living with diabetes and those with gout or obesity. Kidney stones also occur in patients who do not have adequate access to drinking water or who are frequently...

View Your Eyes Documentary Jan 30th, 2022

https://vimeo.com/416934751 &  https://vimeo.com/286951187

Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-associated disease (MOGAD) Jan 17th, 2022

Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-associated disease (MOGAD) is an antibody-mediated inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) with various phenotypes starting from optic neuritis, via transverse myelitis to acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and cortical encephalitis. The clinical picture of this condition is similar to the presentation of neuromyelitis optica...

Blue Light Glasses Improve Sleep Dec 28th, 2021

https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/study-blue-light-glasses-improve-sleep-productivity

EYES of the Reindeer Dec 13th, 2021

Researchers have discovered that the eyes of Arctic reindeer change from gold in summer to blue in winter, which helps them adapt to the extreme lighting changes in their environment. Animals living above the Arctic Circle experience extended periods of  24 hour light in the summer, followed by near complete...

PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS Nov 8th, 2021

  Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis, a disease that causes red patches of skin topped with silvery scales. Most people develop psoriasis years before being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. But for some, the joint problems begin before skin patches appear or...

BLEPHAROSPASM Oct 25th, 2021

Blepharospasm What is Blepharospasm? Blepharospasm is a type of focal dystonia in which there is involuntary contraction of the muscles of the eyelids causing closure of the lids. This does not have any effect on a person's vision or mental faculties. The only time vision would be affected is if...

INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE Oct 18th, 2021

THE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE is an immediate, protective pathological process of vascularized tissue to infection, irritation or injury•Heat: increased vascular perfusion delivers core blood to the affected region to facilitate optimal temperatures for enzymatic activity•Redness: local vasodilation facilitates swelling and immune cell infiltration to facilitate destruction or isolation of the pathogen...

TED( Thyroid Eye Disease) Oct 6th, 2021

Thyroid eye disease(TED) may occur in patients who already know they have thyroid disease, or sometimes it is the first problem that brings the person to the Eye doctor's office. The symptoms that occur in thyroid eye disease include dry eyes, watery eyes, red eyes, bulging eyes, a "stare," double...

Diabetes and the EYE(s) Sep 27th, 2021

  Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that can affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma. Over time, diabetes can cause damage to your eyes that can lead to poor vision or even blindness. But you can take steps...

Facebook Glasses Sep 10th, 2021

Ray-Ban Stories can take photos and videos with a touch of a button and send them to your phone.  Facebook has just released Ray-Ban Stories, sunglasses with tiny cameras that take video and photos. The first thing you'll notice about Facebook’s new camera glasses is that they are not called...

POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Sep 6th, 2021

POTS is diagnosed only when orthostatic hypotension is ruled out and when there is no acute dehydration or blood loss. Orthostatic hypotension is a form of low blood pressure: 20mm Hg drop in systolic or a 10mm Hg drop in diastolic blood pressure in the first three minutes of standing...

Hydroxychloroquine induced retinal toxicity Aug 12th, 2021

Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) (HCQ) have been used for many years, initially for the treatment of malaria but now more commonly for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus . It is now considered for new disease applications in diabetes, heart disease and adjunct cancer...

GOODRX Aug 8th, 2021

Why do healthcare professionals use GoodRx? Improves adherence     200 million prescriptions are left at the counter each year because they cost too much. More affordable treatment results in better adherence. Saves time     If a patient's medication isn't covered by insurance and they can't afford the cash...

Scientists Develop Tech That Could Give You Night Vision with Standard Eyeglasses Jul 9th, 2021

Scientists Develop Tech That Could Give You Night Vision with Standard Eyeglasses The technology could have applications in security and defense work and in helping people to drive safely at night. June 30, 2021 By  INVISION Staff Dr Rocio Camacho Morales at TMOS led research into nanocrystal film layers that...

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism Jun 25th, 2021

Contact lenses for astigmatism     Too often, people mistakenly believe they can't wear contact lenses because they have astigmatism. The truth is, today there are plenty of excellent options for correcting astigmatism with contact lenses. The best types of contact lenses for people with mild astigmatism often are either...

Eye Exams Jun 25th, 2021

An Eye exam gives your doctor a clear view of important tissues at the back of the eye, including the retina, the macula, and the optic nerve. This allows for early diagnosis of sight-threatening eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and the like.

STATINS Jun 2nd, 2021

Statins are cholesterol-lowering agents that consistently rank among the most commonly prescribed drugs. Their use has long been associated with decreased mortality rates in various groups. A meta-analysis even found that treatment with statins was associated with reduced risk for a severe or fatal course of COVID-19. Although highly effective...

DRY EYES May 27th, 2021

The TFOS DEWS II report entalis using 5 steps to care for your dry eyes daily:   1. Every day, the first step is to hydrate your eyes with an artificial tears such as Soothe XP, Clear Eyes for Dry eyes and Optase2. The second step is to clean the lids...