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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...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Aug 26th, 2021

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...

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...