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How to get debris out of your eye
Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or fast-moving object enters a person’s eye, they should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows
A new analysis of existing studies shows that persistent psychological stress can lead to conditions such as glaucoma, retinal neuropathy, and vision loss. (Medical News Today)

The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion
The brain's ability to rewire itself, or neuroplasticity, explains the case of a blind woman who can see objects only when they are in motion. (Medical News Today)

Education may lead to short-sightedness
New research offers 'strong evidence' that the more years someone spends in full time education, the more likely they are to become short-sighted. (Medical News Today)

What to know about punctal plugs for dry eye
Punctal plugs are small medical devices that doctors can insert into the tear ducts in a procedure called punctal occlusion. The plugs may be temporary or last many years, and they keep the eyes lubricated to improve dry eye symptoms. Here, learn about the punctal occlusion procedure, including possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

Broken eye socket: Symptoms, surgery, and recovery
A broken eye socket can occur if an accident or injury leads to an excessive force on the area around the eye. There are four different types of broken eye socket, which doctors categorize according to the part of the socket where the fracture occurs. In this article, learn more about symptoms, treatment, and recovery. (Medical News Today)

Can you use Botox under your eyes?
Botox is often used to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Can it also reduce dark circles or bags under the eyes? Using Botox under the eyes is not approved in the U.S. and researchers are unsure how well it may work and what side effects may occur. Here, learn about the procedure and its alternatives. (Medical News Today)

How do you get rid of itchy eyes?
Itchy eyes at night can be bothersome and reduce a person's ability to sleep properly. Itching can also cause redness and swelling, which may continue into the daytime. Allergies, irritants, or even eyestrain may trigger them. There are many home remedies to try. Learn more about itchy eyes at night here. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean when your eyes are glassy?
When a person is tired, their eyes can become glassy or cloudy. In other cases, glassiness in one or both eyes can signal an underlying medical condition. Some, like conjunctivitis, require treatment and can be severe. In this article, learn why eyes become glassy, how the symptom is treated, and ways to prevent it. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of yellow eyes
Yellow eyes can result from damage to the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. These organs help to filter bilirubin, a yellow compound, from the blood. While most cases require medical attention, we look at whether home remedies can be safe and effective. Learn about the causes and treatments of yellow eyes here. (Medical News Today)

What causes burning eyes?
Burning eyes is stinging or irritation of the eyes. They can be uncomfortable and concerning. Treatment depends upon identifying the underlying cause. Common causes include dry eyes, allergies, and sun exposure. Here, we look at the different causes of burning eyes and how to treat them, including home remedies. (Medical News Today)

Can the eyes really turn purple?
Alexandria's genesis is a fake condition that began in 2005 with a rumor spread online. Supposedly, a genetic mutation can turn a person into a "perfect" being with purple eyes. We describe this myth and real conditions that can alter the color of the eyes. Learn why eye color may change and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

What causes mucus strands in the eyes?
Mucus fishing syndrome is a condition where a person continually fishes excess strands of mucus from the surface of their eye. Constantly removing the mucus can cause further irritation. Causes include conjunctivitis, dry eye, and physical irritation. Learn more about causes and treatments for mucus fishing syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment for dilated pupils
Mydriasis refers to dilated pupils that do not change in response to changes in light levels. Some medications, recreational drugs, and injuries can cause this. The opposite, pinpoint pupils, is called miosis. In this article, we talk about the possible causes for mydriasis and some of the treatments available. (Medical News Today)

Is it possible to change your eye color?
A person may want to change their eye color for cosmetic reasons or because they have a condition that alters the pigmentation of the iris. In this article, we describe temporary and permanent ways to change eye color. Also, learn how the tint of the iris develops and why it may shift naturally over time. (Medical News Today)

What does eye herpes look like?
The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores can also affect the eyes. Herpetic eye disease can lead to sores forming on the eyelid, light sensitivity, and may affect vision. In this article, we examine the ways that herpes affects the eyes and what treatments are available to bring relief. (Medical News Today)

Dark chocolate may boost vision
Researchers have set their sights on dark chocolate as a potential vision booster, after finding that the delicious treat may improve eyesight. (Medical News Today)

How to safely flush your eye
If chemicals come into contact with the eye, it is essential to flush them out immediately. In this article, we describe how to flush the eyes using clean water or a solution. We also explain what to do if an object becomes lodged in the eye. Learn how to remove irritants and prevent further damage here. (Medical News Today)

What causes bumps on the eyeball?
Finding a bump on the eyeball can be alarming, but most causes are harmless and easily treatable. In this article, we look at issues that can cause a bump to form, including a stye and a scratched cornea. We also describe types of bumps. Here, learn about treatment, home care, and how to prevent bumps from reoccurring. (Medical News Today)

Why is my eyelash growing in the wrong direction?
Instead of becoming trapped under the skin, an ingrown eyelash may grow in the wrong direction, toward the eye. This is called trichiasis, and it can cause irritation, pain, and damage to the cornea. Injury, inflammation, or certain conditions may be responsible. Medical treatment is often necessary. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How long are you contagious with pink eye?
Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousness. Knowing the signs can help a person avoid infecting anybody else. (Medical News Today)

Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain. (Medical News Today)

What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?
People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not usually have serious complications. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about sulfa allergies
A sulfa allergy is when the immune system reacts to substances containing sulfa, such as some antibiotics and medications. A person with a sulfa allergy should avoid certain medications but does not need to avoid any specific foods. Learn how sulfa and sulfite allergies differ, and about symptoms and treatment. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean when you see stars?
Many people say they “see stars” when they are seeing flashes of light in their field of vision. Learn about what causes these visual disturbances. (Medical News Today)

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