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Doug Keeler: Conjunctivitis isn't as much fun as it sounds like - Taft Midway Driller

Pink eye leads to the stink eye and exile from my office I had an interesting week. It started with a simple eye infection, but it turned into a plague of Biblical proportions. Well, not really. It just seemed that way at times. Bottom line: I got conjunctivitis, also called pink eye. Very, very contagious, I was told. I was shunned by my coworkers, banned from my office and sent home to sit in the darkness with the curtains drawn to let my eyes heal, taking eye drops 4 times a day venturing out in the sunlight only for food, drinks and to post breaking news. Here's how it started: Somewhere around income tax day (which this year, fortunately, fell the day after I filed my returns) I got allergy eyes. Most of us get this from time to time — itchy, red eyes that usually are not much more than a nuisance. I put up with it for several days. But a week later, it suddenly got worse. By mid morning a week ago Tuesday, it went from itchy and dry to burning and watery, red and

Cases of eye allergies & conjunctivitis on the rise - Times of India

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Pune: Summer heat has sent cases of eye allergies, dry eye and pink eyes or viral conjunctivitis rising in the city. Eye surgeons in Pune have been receiving over 10-15 cases every day since the beginning of this month, which is way too high compared with cases of eye ailments observed during the same period last year. “Eye-related ailments are at a record high this summer. Especially, dry eye disorder and allergies,” said eye surgeon Vardhaman Kankariya of Asian Eye Hospital. Elaborating further, Kankariya said, “Dehydration is common during summer. It does not only leads to lack of water content in our bodies but also causes dry and irritable eyes. Dehydration causes incapability of the tear glands to produce enough tears to keep our eyes moist. Therefore, it is a must to drink plenty of water in summer.” “In most cases, children have demonstrated severe allergies requiring medical management,” he said. Senior eye surgeon Madan Deshpande of H V Desai Eye Hospital in Hadapsar sai

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Bacterial Conjunctivitis Drug Market Estimated To Witness a Phenomenal Growth by 2026 - Business Herald

The Bacterial Conjunctivitis Drug Market research guide expresses every aspect and examines the market and upcoming opportunities of the industry. The report elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for Bacterial Conjunctivitis Drug market. The study covers complete modest view with the market stake and company profiles of the important contestants working in the worldwide market. Bacterial Conjunctivitis Drug Market Research Report gives current competitive analysis and also valuable insights to clients/industries, which will assist them to prepare a new strategy to expand or penetrate in a global market. It encircles the evaluation made on the basis of key competitors who are showing active participation in determining how the market actually works. They have achieved great success in understanding what the expectations of their applications are and what the anticipated trends that may show up in the

Doug Keeler: Conjunctivitis isn't as much fun as it sounds like - Taft Midway Driller

Pink eye leads to the stink eye and exile from my office I had an interesting week. It started with a simple eye infection, but it turned into a plague of Biblical proportions. Well, not really. It just seemed that way at times. Bottom line: I got conjunctivitis, also called pink eye. Very, very contagious, I was told. I was shunned by my coworkers, banned from my office and sent home to sit in the darkness with the curtains drawn to let my eyes heal, taking eye drops 4 times a day venturing out in the sunlight only for food, drinks and to post breaking news. Here's how it started: Somewhere around income tax day (which this year, fortunately, fell the day after I filed my returns) I got allergy eyes. Most of us get this from time to time — itchy, red eyes that usually are not much more than a nuisance. I put up with it for several days. But a week later, it suddenly got worse. By mid morning a week ago Tuesday, it went from itchy and dry to burning and watery, red and

Doug Keeler: Conjunctivitis isn't as much fun as it sounds like - Taft Midway Driller

Pink eye leads to the stink eye and exile from my office I had an interesting week. It started with a simple eye infection, but it turned into a plague of Biblical proportions. Well, not really. It just seemed that way at times. Bottom line: I got conjunctivitis, also called pink eye. Very, very contagious, I was told. I was shunned by my coworkers, banned from my office and sent home to sit in the darkness with the curtains drawn to let my eyes heal, taking eye drops 4 times a day venturing out in the sunlight only for food, drinks and to post breaking news. Here's how it started: Somewhere around income tax day (which this year, fortunately, fell the day after I filed my returns) I got allergy eyes. Most of us get this from time to time — itchy, red eyes that usually are not much more than a nuisance. I put up with it for several days. But a week later, it suddenly got worse. By mid morning a week ago Tuesday, it went from itchy and dry to burning and watery, red and

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Doug Keeler: Conjunctivitis isn't as much fun as it sounds like - Taft Midway Driller

Pink eye leads to the stink eye and exile from my office I had an interesting week. It started with a simple eye infection, but it turned into a plague of Biblical proportions. Well, not really. It just seemed that way at times. Bottom line: I got conjunctivitis, also called pink eye. Very, very contagious, I was told. I was shunned by my coworkers, banned from my office and sent home to sit in the darkness with the curtains drawn to let my eyes heal, taking eye drops 4 times a day venturing out in the sunlight only for food, drinks and to post breaking news. Here's how it started: Somewhere around income tax day (which this year, fortunately, fell the day after I filed my returns) I got allergy eyes. Most of us get this from time to time — itchy, red eyes that usually are not much more than a nuisance. I put up with it for several days. But a week later, it suddenly got worse. By mid morning a week ago Tuesday, it went from itchy and dry to burning and watery, red and

Health department warns race fans of increase of measles cases ahead of Indy 500 - FOX 59 Indianapolis

Please enable Javascript to watch this video INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- We're less than 30 days away from the Indianapolis 500. Thousands of people will soon head to the Hoosier state from all over the world and health officials want you prepared. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a warning about the number of measles cases in the United States. From January 1 to April 26, 2019, 704 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states including Indiana. This is an increase of 78 cases from the previous week, according to the CDC. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Race fans come from all over the world, 300,000 people packed tight at the track. Fans bring the enthusiasm, but also the chance for measles. “I think if you drink enough beer, it kind of inhibits the measles virus, so that’s been my defense," said Mike Dain, a local  race fan. All joking

14 Diseases You Can Prevent Just By Washing Your Hands - Reader's Digest

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LightField Studios/Shutterstock Why is handwashing so important? Put simply, your hands are dirty. As they come into contact with various people, animals, foods, and surfaces, they pick up thousands of germs, bacteria, viruses and other assorted nastiness that can make you sick if they enter your body. “We touch our eyes, noses, and mouths with our hands more than we think, and this can allow direct inoculation of germs into our mucous membranes,” explains Jan et Haas , PhD, RN, Director of Epidemiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. “We also use our hands to prepare and eat foods, so hands that are not clean can contaminate foods that we and others will eat.” But washing your hands has the power to minimize or even eliminate those risks—for you and those around you. For example, teaching people about handwashing can reduce diarrheal illnesses in immunocompromised people by up to 58 percent, according to the CDC . Another FYI: You should wash your hands immediately after touching these 10

Doug Keeler: Conjunctivitis isn't as much fun as it sounds like - Taft Midway Driller

Pink eye leads to the stink eye and exile from my office I had an interesting week. It started with a simple eye infection, but it turned into a plague of Biblical proportions. Well, not really. It just seemed that way at times. Bottom line: I got conjunctivitis, also called pink eye. Very, very contagious, I was told. I was shunned by my coworkers, banned from my office and sent home to sit in the darkness with the curtains drawn to let my eyes heal, taking eye drops 4 times a day venturing out in the sunlight only for food, drinks and to post breaking news. Here's how it started: Somewhere around income tax day (which this year, fortunately, fell the day after I filed my returns) I got allergy eyes. Most of us get this from time to time — itchy, red eyes that usually are not much more than a nuisance. I put up with it for several days. But a week later, it suddenly got worse. By mid morning a week ago Tuesday, it went from itchy and dry to burning and watery, red and

Cases of eye allergies & conjunctivitis on the rise - Times of India

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Pune: Summer heat has sent cases of eye allergies, dry eye and pink eyes or viral conjunctivitis rising in the city. Eye surgeons in Pune have been receiving over 10-15 cases every day since the beginning of this month, which is way too high compared with cases of eye ailments observed during the same period last year. “Eye-related ailments are at a record high this summer. Especially, dry eye disorder and allergies,” said eye surgeon Vardhaman Kankariya of Asian Eye Hospital. Elaborating further, Kankariya said, “Dehydration is common during summer. It does not only leads to lack of water content in our bodies but also causes dry and irritable eyes. Dehydration causes incapability of the tear glands to produce enough tears to keep our eyes moist. Therefore, it is a must to drink plenty of water in summer.” “In most cases, children have demonstrated severe allergies requiring medical management,” he said. Senior eye surgeon Madan Deshpande of H V Desai Eye Hospital in Hadapsar sai

Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Market Key Vendors, Business Standards and Development Trends – Global Forecast to 2025 - Amazing Newspaper

The Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Market Research Report conducts a deep estimation on the present state of Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Industry with the definition, classification and market scope. The fundamental Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Industry aspects like competitive landscape structure, eminent industry players, Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Market size and value is studied. The Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Market growth trends, development plans, dynamic market driving factors and risk assessment is conducted. All the traders, dealers, distributors of Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Industry are studied at a global level. The business strategies and plans implemented by top Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Market players are covered in this study. The useful insights into the geographical presence of Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Market, revenue analysis, share and market value is explained. To begin with, the introduction, operating nature, product clas

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Pinkeye: not a stay-at-home sentence | Health - PostBulletin.com

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When pinkeye swept your children’s school, did you have to call in to work to keep infected children at home? As of mid-March, children with pinkeye, also known as conjunctivitis, do not have to be excluded from school or childcare unless they meet other exclusion criteria, like a fever. Pinkeye is no more contagious than the common cold, so it’s fine for children and adults alike to go to school, child care, or work with it, the MDH advises. Additionally, most cases of pinkeye are caused by viruses. Previously, physicians often prescribed antibiotic eye drops for pinkeye; however, antibiotics cannot treat viruses, which makes that treatment unnecessary. The MDH added that hot or cold compresses or artificial tears may still offer some relief to children with pinkeye that appears to be viral. Dr. Marcie Billings, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, said the new rules simply follow what doctors have known for years. “Similar to kind of a common cold, if you don’t have a f

'Kissing bug' defecates in face, kills heart muscle — near NJ - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

An insect that carries a dangerous parasitic illness has been confirmed in another state neighboring New Jersey. Chagas disease, which has been diagnosed in 300,000 people in at least 30 states, is spread by the triatomine insect, known as the "kissing bug." It had spread to Pennsylvania as of last summer. Now, The CDC has confirmed that the insect also was found in Delaware, dating back to July 2018. In a release just this month, the CDC confirmed a family that lives near a heavily wooded area of that state requested help from officials, after noticing a bite on their daughter's face last summer. The girl did not become ill, but the bug was positively identified as a kissing bug. “What they tend to do is they like to go for the face, hence the name kissing bug, and they will bite you on the face or around the eye,” Dr. Ted Louie, an infectious disease expert with the Medical Society of New Jersey, previously told New Jersey 101.5. Chagas disease can cause serious c

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Nocturnal hypotension associated with visual field damage in normal tension glaucoma - Healio

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Low nocturnal diastolic blood pressure and nocturnal diastolic blood pressure dip significantly increase the risk of visual field progression in patients with normal tension glaucoma, according to a study. At the Glaucoma Clinic of Asan Medical Center of Seoul, Korea, 119 patients (119 eyes) with normal tension glaucoma (NTG) underwent 24-hour automated blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) at baseline. IOP was measured every 2 hours during the day in the sitting position and three times during the night in the supine position. Visual field examinations were performed every 6 months over an average follow-up of about 3.4 years. Forty-one eyes (34%) showed visual field progression during the follow-up. Patients in this group had significantly lower nocturnal DBP (less than 60 mm Hg) and greater magnitude and duration of night-time diastolic blood pressure (DBP) dip of more than the established cutoff point (greater than 10 mm Hg) at baseline. Systolic blood pressure parameters were not

IRIDEX's MicroPulse® Laser Technology Featured in Several Glaucoma and Retina Research Presentations at Major Ophthalmic Industry Conferences - Associated Press

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX), a provider of innovative ophthalmic laser-based medical products for the treatment of glaucoma and retinal diseases, announced today that its patented MicroPulse® technology played a pivotal role in research presented at the 2019 Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) and American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) meetings, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, and San Diego, CA, respectively. At these annual meetings, there will be 20 scientific presentations on MicroPulse laser therapy that utilize IRIDEX’s Cyclo G6® Glaucoma Laser and MicroPulse P3® Delivery Device for treating multiple types of glaucoma, and IRIDEX’s IQ family of laser consoles for treating a variety of retinal disorders. This scientific data, and data presented at the American Glaucoma Society and World Glaucoma Congress meetings earlier in 2019, brings the total of IRIDEX-

RadianceTx® Expands Team to Develop Beta Ophthalmic System - Finger Lakes Times

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TUCSON, Ariz. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2019--Radiance Therapeutics, Inc. (RadianceTx®) is pleased to announce the expansion of its core team: Abigail Mackrill, formerly of Ophthalmology Futures Forums and The Ophthalmologist, joins as Director of Business Development and Outreach. James Fazio, MBA, Msc Eng, formerly Global Business Leader for Gore Medical’s Peripheral Vascular business unit, will now serve as Director of Engineering at RadianceTx®. Cassie Vollmer, Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, joins RadianceTx® from Vyaire Medical. Ms Mackrill, Mr Fazio, and Ms Vollmer join the growing RadianceTx® team lead by Chief Executive Officer, Laurence Marsteller MD and President and Chief Financial Officer, Harry George, to drive RadianceTx® through its next phase of development. The RadianceTx® Beta Ophthalmic System is a device solution designed for topical application of beta therapy, currently under development. Dr Marsteller comments “Radiance