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Treatment of binocular vision dysfunction made easier with high-tech measurement tool - Healio

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October 19, 2021 4 min read ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . Subscribe ADDED TO EMAIL ALERTS We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact customerservice@slackinc.com. Back to Healio Pervasive digital device use is associated with symptoms such as eye strain, headaches, dry eye disease, and neck and shoulder pain. Tog

Pink Eye in Babies: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, and More - Healthline

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Pink eye is right up there with projectile vomiting and diarrhea on the list of things parents dread. Like adults, babies and toddlers can get pink eye. Even newborns can get this very common eye condition. Pink eye — or conjunctivitis, the medical term for it — happens when the lining of the eye (the conjunctiva) gets irritated, infected, or inflamed. It's usually mild and goes away on its own. In some cases, pink eye can be serious, especially in newborns. Your little one might need treatment to help get rid of it. Here's what to know about pink eye in babies and what you can do to help clear it up. Even before your little one's eye turns neon pink, you might notice some signs that they're about to get pink eye. Sometimes babies and toddlers get pink eye during or right after they have an ear or throat infection. A runny nose or sneezing might also be followed with pink eye. Other early signs that your baby might be getting pink eye include: puffy eyelids red eyelids

Hot tub folliculitis: Rash pictures, symptoms, treatment, and causes - Medical News Today

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Other names for hot tub folliculitis are jacuzzi folliculitis, pseudomonas folliculitis, and hot tub rash. It is a skin infection with bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and it usually results from using a poorly maintained hot tub. P. aeruginosa bacteria can multiply rapidly in wet, warm conditions. If contaminated water stays on the skin for too long, the bacteria can infect the hair follicles and cause an eruption of itchy bumps. The rash may appear a few hours or days after exposure to the bacteria. While it often clears up without treatment, it can cause systemic symptoms, such as a fever, malaise, and fatigue. In this article, we explore the causes and symptoms of hot tub folliculitis in more detail and describe what the rash looks like and how to treat it. The main symptom of hot tub folliculitis is a rash of itchy bumps. The bumps may look similar to acne and may contain pus. They may be red or purple, and the skin may seem inflamed and feel tender. The rash can form anyw

Quad City eye doctor explains the benefits of new eye drops that temporarily improve near vision - KWQC-TV6

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - VUITY is the only FDA-approved eye drop to treat age-related blurry near vision known as presbyopia. It's an alternative to reading glasses. Presbyopia, or age-related blurry near vision, is a common condition that reduces the eye's ability to focus on near objects and affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population, usually over age 40. Dr. Nikhil Wagle explains the side effects, cost and how the the new drops work to temporarily improve vision. Copyright 2022 KWQC. All rights reserved.

Our eyesight is a complex and fascinating process - Galveston County Daily News

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The eye is an incredible thing of wonder. Being able to see is an unbelievably complex process. It's so complex that it takes up to one-third of the brain. The eyeball acts somewhat like a camera with the colored part, the iris, adjusting the opening to let the light in or to keep it out as needed. Interestingly, the iris, composed of ridges, wedges and spokes, is so unique to each person that it's used for identification at security checkpoints. Light is made up of photons, the smallest packet of energy and the basic unit of light. Photons travel in waves. The cornea and the lens focus the photons on the retina. The retina contains two types of light-sensitive cells called rods and cones. These photoreceptors convert the photons into electrical signals that are passed on to the brain. Rods provide vision in low light and cones provide vision in bright light, including color vi

How to See Better in the Dark - Art of Manliness

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Whether you're hunting wild boar at night, taking a moonlit walk through the woods, running some kind of covert operation, or simply trying to find the bathroom in an unfamiliar house or hotel, it can be advantageous to be able to see well in the dark. You could fire up a flashlight to accomplish that purpose, but that has its disadvantages, including letting the thing you're hunting know where you are, and, ironically, actually diminishing your ability to see in the dark. You could also put on some fancy night-vision goggles if you wanted to get high-tech about it and had the money. But your natural, naked eye has its own night-vision capabilities that are actually pretty top-notch — if you know how to enhance and harness them. How We See in the Dark Understanding how we see in the dark can better help us understand what we can do to maintain our vision at night. Below we walk you through a thumbnail sketch of how the human eye sees in low-light environments: Pupil. Think of

Pink Eye vs. Allergies: How to Tell the Difference - Verywell Health

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Pink eye is a term commonly used for conjunctivitis , which is inflammation or infection of the  conjunctiva , the transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eyeball and inner eyelid. Similar symptoms of redness, itching, and watering of the eyes can also be seen in allergies (allergic conjunctivitis). Infectious forms of pink eye may be caused by bacteria or a virus. Allergies are an abnormal immune system reaction triggered by usually harmless substances (allergens) such as pet dander or pollen. Conjunctivitis accounts for approximately 6 million cases annually in the United States. The most common type of infectious conjunctivitis in the U.S. is viral conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is also very common, affecting up to 30% of people at some point in their life. ProfessionalStudioImages / Getty Images Pink Eye vs. Allergies The term pink eye is most commonly used for the types of conjunctivitis caused by infection

Causes and Treatment for Fungal Rash on Your Face - Verywell Health

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The term microbiome refers to the billions of bacteria living in and on your body that help keep you healthy. The gut microbiome is one type, and your skin is home to a microbiome as well. This is known as your skin flora, a collection of organisms like bacteria and fungi. Your skin microbiome includes a yeast called Candida . This fungal organism lives on the skin of healthy individuals. But when its growth becomes too rapid, it can cause a fungal rash on the face.  A skin infection caused by Candida is known as candidiasis or a yeast infection. Candidiasis most often occurs in moist areas of the body, like the groin or armpits. But this fungal rash can also show up on the face, including the forehead, nose, and corners of the mouth. PixelsEffect / iStock / Getty Images People with other skin conditions like psoriasis are at higher risk of having a fungal infection on their faces. Sometimes the infection can be mistaken for psoriasis.

Retinal Diseases: Types, Symptoms, and Causes - Verywell Health

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Maintaining eye health is top of mind for many. The retina plays an important role in how well your eyes work. The retina is the light-detecting layer at the back of the eye that is essential for vision. Some retinal conditions are more common with aging or diabetes. Others are hereditary, such as retinitis pigmentosa, or have genetic risk factors. Keeping your vision safe from retinal disease is important. This article will explore symptoms, types of retinal disease, risk factors, prevention, and when to get an eye examination. MediaProduction / Getty Images Symptoms With retinal disease, any part of the retina can be affected. If you don't take steps to treat it, vision loss can be extreme and, in some cases, may ultimately cause blindness. But if you get proper treatment promptly, it's possible to restore vision in some cases or slow down vision loss, sometimes indefinitely. Early Signs While vision loss can be the first sign th