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Myopia, the Epidemic You Did Not See Coming
Myopia is more commonly known as nearsightedness. It is the most common cause of legal blindness in people over 40 years of age. Over the years, its prevalence has reached an alarming rate. Studies suggest that in 2020, only 25% of the people globally will be myopic. But in 2025, almost half of the world...
Vision Problems of Premature Babies
Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have discovered that light therapy may help premature babies avoid vision problems. They have discovered a light-dependent molecular pathway that regulates how blood vessels develop in the eye. Further studies imply that light therapy might help premature babies fight vision problems whose eyes are still developing. The newly-discovered...
You could be unaware until someone points out you have a red spot in the eye. Here is what it says about your health. It could be disturbing to see a red spot right on your eye. However, the good news is it’s rarely a medical emergency. The usual cause of a red spot on...
ROSAH Syndrome
Professor Robyn Jamieson, a scientist and head of the Eye Genetics Unit at Westmed in Australia, discovered a very rare syndrome caused by a strange genetic mutation that can make a whole family blind. The case of Beth White’s retinal disease in 2004 from Sydney has led Professor Jamieson into the ground-breaking discovery of a...
Difference Between Allergies and Pink Eye
Red and itchy eyes require immediate remedy or else, it can hinder productivity. These two symptoms may mean you have either pink eyes or just allergies. This can be confusing when you are trying to find the proper remedy. Since both have similar symptoms like discomfort, discharge, and redness, figuring out whether you have allergies...
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