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What causes a red spot on the eye?
A red spot on the eye is usually a subconjunctival hemorrhage that will heal over time without treatment. It can also be due to diabetes complications. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What causes blurred vision and a headache?
Blurred vision and a headache occurring together can indicate several problems, from migraine to stroke. Learn about these and other possible causes in this article. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's disease: An eye test could provide early warning
One day, a quick eye test may be able to pick up important information about brain health. Specifically, it may be able to identify signs of dementia. (Medical News Today)

How to improve and protect eyesight without glasses
There are many natural ways a person can help protect and improve their eyesight without the need for corrective glasses. This can include simple things such as washing hands, quitting smoking, getting enough vitamins, and protecting the eyes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Single injection gives mammals night vision
By injecting nanoparticles into mice, researchers have found a way to give mammals night vision. The implications are far-reaching. (Medical News Today)

How to treat eye discharge in newborns
Eye discharge or excessive eye watering in newborns often indicates a blocked tear duct. The blockage is usually harmless and tends to resolve on its own. However, if there is also redness, swelling, or tenderness in the eye area, this may signify an infection that requires prompt medical treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Which foods are rich in vitamin A?
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a role in a range of bodily processes, such as immune function and vision. Here, we discuss 14 of the best food sources of vitamin A. (Medical News Today)

How to treat pinkeye at home
Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition. People can relieve irritation, itchiness, and discomfort at home, using various natural remedies. In this article, we discuss five possible home remedies for pinkeye. (Medical News Today)

What is orbital cellulitis?
Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye socket that can cause pain, swelling, and protrusion of the eyeball. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss and potentially life-threatening complications if a person does not get treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Treating a chalazion at home
A chalazion is a small, painless lump that can develop on the eyelid. Anyone can a get a chalazion, but they are more common in people with an underlying skin condition. Chalazia usually heal on their own within a few weeks. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Do I have night blindness?
Night blindness occurs when an existing eye condition leads to an inability to see clearly in dim light. Treatments depend on the cause but often involve managing the underlying condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks
Prolonged exposure to light late at night causes certain cells in the eye to reset the body's internal clock and upset its rhythms, which can harm health. (Medical News Today)

How to make saline solution
Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how to store the solution safely. (Medical News Today)

3 (or more) spooky ways to trick your brain this Halloween
Did you really see that pale face just now? What was that sound? This Halloween, test the limits of your brain with these easy spooky experiments. (Medical News Today)

How do you treat a droopy eyelid?
Ptosis refers to a droopy eyelid, where the upper eye area lowers downward. Causes include genetics, eye surgery, and excessive rubbing. Treatment can involve surgery, but usually for cosmetic reasons only. Prevention is harder due to genes playing a role. Learn more about this manageable condition here. (Medical News Today)

What is this white spot on my eyeball?
A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more about white spots on the eye, their causes, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?
Hearing and sight loss are tied to faster cognitive decline, so does addressing these issues slow down cognitive deterioration? New studies investigate. (Medical News Today)

Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study
The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina. (Medical News Today)

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?
A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red. (Medical News Today)

Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight
A new case study warns that certain chiropractic techniques can lead to problems with vision due to their direct effect on the eye's retina. (Medical News Today)

What are the early signs of MS?
The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of pistachios?
Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about the health benefits of pistachios, and some common myths, here. (Medical News Today)

How can shingles affect the eyes?
Shingles is a common infection that can affect every part of the body, including the eyes. Shingles can cause vision problems, drooping of the eyelid, and, in some cases, vision loss. Here, we examine the effects of shingles on the eye. We also describe tips for prevention and the available treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response
Glaucoma is a condition that leads to progressive loss of vision, but its root causes remain unclear. New research says an immune response may be to blame. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of goji berries?
Goji berries are used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Several scientific studies back some of their purported health-giving properties, which include fighting eye diseases and cancer and promoting healthy skin. Learn more about the scientific evidence behind the benefits of goji berries here. (Medical News Today)

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