Posts Tagged: eyes

Think safety for New Year’s fireworks

If you choose to mark the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve with the bang of fireworks, take steps to keep the celebration safe. An eye injury is no way to start the new year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in…
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Smart devices and children’s vision

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives. As we become increasingly more reliant and absorbed in technology, it is no surprise that today’s children have become avid users of technology, with the majority of children exposed to smart devices at less than 5 years of age. Smart devices have also become an…
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It’s time to put on the sunglasses

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can have a lasting impact on your eyesight. According to the National Eye Institute, UV rays can contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration and more. Wearing the proper sunglasses can help protect your vision. UofL Physicians has tips for choosing the right sunglasses for you and explains why it’s important to…
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Treatment for dry eye disease

Are you having trouble reading your computer screen? Maybe you feel pain or a burning sensation in your eyes. You could be experiencing dry eye. Dry eye occurs when your eye does not properly produce tears. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that 3.2 million women over 50 and 1.68 million men in America suffer…
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Freckle in the eye

Just like in the skin, you can get a freckle (nevus) in the eye also. Most freckles are benign, though they need to be watched as they have a small chance of conversion to melanoma (cancer). The freckle can be in the white part of the eye (conjunctiva), the colored part of the eye (iris)…
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