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Solar Retinopathy: Understanding How Sun Exposure Can Harm Your Eyes

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Solar retinopathy is a lesser-known but potentially serious condition that can occur as a result of prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) rays, particularly during events like solar eclipses. Let’s delve into what solar retinopathy is, how it damages your eyes, and most importantly, how you can prevent it to safeguard […]

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Myokymia: the Mystery of Eye Twitching

Have you ever experienced that annoying and involuntary eyelid or eye twitching that seems to have a mind of its own? You’re not alone. Most of us have encountered this peculiar phenomenon, commonly known as myokymia or eye twitching. Let’s unravel the mystery behind those uncontrollable eye flutters and explore what might be causing them. […]

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What’s the Difference Between Eye Allergies and Dry Eye: Decoding Eye Discomfort

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Do you often find yourself rubbing your eyes or reaching for eye drops to relieve discomfort? While eye allergies and dry eye share similar symptoms, such as itching, redness, and irritation, they stem from different causes and require distinct treatments. Understand the differences between eye allergies and dry eye, explore their unique characteristics, and discuss […]

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Demodex: The Silent Lurkers in Your Eyelashes

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Let’s chat about something a bit unsettling but surprisingly common: Demodex mites. These tiny parasites love cozying up in our eyelashes and eyelids, causing all sorts of trouble. But fear not, we’re here to break down how to handle these sneaky critters with a more relaxed, conversational vibe. Spotting Demodex in Your Lashes Picture this: […]

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What Do Christie Brinkley and Bono Have in Common?

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A regular eye screening saved both from significant vision loss due to glaucoma. Both supermodel Christie Brinkley and Bono, the lead singer of U2, were diagnosed with glaucoma during a routine eye exam. Both were also surprised by the diagnosis since they weren’t experiencing problems with their vision. That’s the sinister nature of glaucoma, one […]

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Is Blepharitis Contagious?

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Blepharitis is an eye condition that presents with symptoms similar to pink eye, including redness, itchiness, and swelling. This confusion has people often wondering whether blepharitis is contagious.  Unlike pink eye, blepharitis is not contagious. Despite that, you should still visit your eye doctor for an eye exam to properly diagnose the condition and recommend […]

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Signs of Childhood Myopia

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As a parent, you’re constantly keeping an eye on your child’s health and well-being. While you may be quick to jump on signs of a cold or a fever, monitoring your child’s vision is just as important. In today’s world, with so much screen time, it’s common for kids to develop myopia (commonly known as […]

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Gritty Eyes: Is Something in Your Eye or Do You Have Dry Eye?

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Have you ever felt something in your eye, even when you couldn’t see anything? That gritty feeling can be described as the sensation of having sand in your eyes. It can be uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. But what causes this feeling? Gritty eyes can be caused by several conditions, including dry eye. The first step […]

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