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Health News - Eye Health/Ophthalmology

Asymmetrical eyes: What to know
Asymmetrical eyes are a very common physical feature. In rare cases, they may be due to a medical condition. Learn more about asymmetrical eyes here. (Medical News Today)

Retinal imaging shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer's
A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Could the eyes predict cardiovascular risk?
New research finds a link between narrower and more curved retinal blood vessels on the one hand and higher blood pressure and stiff arteries, on the other. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a headache behind the eyes
Many issues can cause a headache behind the eyes, from eye strain to more serious conditions, such as migraine. Here, find out more about the causes and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

How long does eye dilation take to wear off?
Some eye examinations require the dilation of the pupils. Pupil dilation and its effects can continue for hours after the examination has finished. Read on to find out how long pupil dilation lasts and how to manage the potential side effects. (Medical News Today)

What are the best vitamins for eye health?
Certain vitamins are important for maintaining good eye health. Read on to discover the four best vitamins for eye health, as well as three other nutrients that are beneficial for the eyes. (Medical News Today)

What is ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is the study of medical conditions relating to the eye. Learn about the specialisms of ophthalmologists here, as well as the medical conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. (Medical News Today)

How does taurine affect the body?
Taurine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. People can also get taurine from supplements and other dietary sources. This article outlines the health benefits and potential risks of taurine. (Medical News Today)

Dry eye disease: New treatment on the horizon
Current treatments for dry eye disease do not work for everyone. A preliminary investigation of new antibody based eye drops produces encouraging results. (Medical News Today)

What to know about milia under the eyes
Milia are small bumps of trapped keratin. They are common on the face, especially under the eyes and on the cheeks and forehead. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cataract surgery
Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore vision. Learn about what to expect from the different surgical procedures. (Medical News Today)

Do tea bags benefit eye health?
Many people believe that placing tea bags on the eyes reduces dark circles and helps treat minor ailments. Learn more about tea bags for eyes in this article. (Medical News Today)

World first: Doctors use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to repair cornea
In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons have successfully repaired a human cornea using 'reprogrammed' cells from the patient's skin. (Medical News Today)

What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Many people have dark circles under their eyes. In this article, we look at possible causes and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes. (Medical News Today)

Preauricular lymph nodes: What to know
The preauricular lymph nodes sit just in front of the ears. Some medical problems, such as infections, can cause them to swell. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about eye floaters
Eye floaters are specks in a person’s vision. They are normal and not necessarily harmful. It is not always possible to prevent them, and they may not require treatment. Learn more about eye floaters here. (Medical News Today)

What is kaleidoscope vision?
When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about optic neuritis and MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can damage the optic nerve and cause optic neuritis. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of optic neuritis in MS. (Medical News Today)

How does MS affect the eyes?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can affect a person's vision due to its effects on the nerve cells. In this article, we look at why MS affects the eyes and discuss eye-related symptoms and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What causes pupils of different sizes?
The medical term for pupils of different sizes is anisocoria. Find out about the possible causes of anisocoria here, as well as when to seek emergency treatment. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a sore eyelid?
Causes of sore eyelids can include styes, chalazia, injuries, infections, and problems with contact lenses. Although sore eyelids often get better on their own, a person should see a doctor if they experience vision problems or their symptoms are severe or do not improve. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss
Researchers look at what happens in the brains of people with vision loss to understand what allows them to hear better than their fully sighted peers. (Medical News Today)

Signs and symptoms of MS in women
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women. (Medical News Today)

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