TEN 02.06.2021 Monthly News

7. Ask Family Members About Their History of Eye Disease. Most people overlook the fact that a family history of eye disease is important to ocular health. It is a must to ask and know if anyone in your family has or had an eye disease. Eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts can be genetic. If you have a family member who has glaucoma, it makes you four to nine times more likely to be struck by the disease. → Link

6. Cellulitis: a Skin and Eye Infection. An infection that can affect the skin and/or the eyes is called cellulitis. The types of cellulitis that can affect the eyes are preseptal and orbital. Preseptal cellulitis is common in children, especially young children. In preseptal cellulitis, the tissue of the eyelid is affected. While in orbital cellulitis, the eye socket or orbit is affected. The eye cannot move properly because this type of cellulitis causes the eye or eyelid to swell. → Link

5. Do Long Space Flights Have an Impact on the Eyes of Astronauts? A study by NASA discovered that long space flights can impact the vision and eyes of astronauts. NASA is trying to know the reason behind this occurrence. A new study by NASA showed that there is a connection between the vision problems that astronauts experience during space flights and the abnormally low levels of vitamin B called folate. → Link

4. Can Taking Aspirin Increase Your Risk of AMD? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition that affects central vision. The people who are at risk of developing this condition are usually people who are in their 50s and 60s. The three recent studies suggested that taking aspirin regularly increases the risk for developing “wet” AMD. The news scared people who are taking aspirin for health reasons. Wet AMD is an eye disease that is commonly associated with sudden vision loss. → Link

3. Adie’s Pupil: a Neurological Disorder. If you have Adie’s pupil, you have an abnormal pupillary response to light. Most cases of the disorder affect only one eye. It can be observed that the affected pupil is larger than the normal size of a pupil. Also, it does not constrict the way that a pupil does when exposed to bright light. → Link

2. Is Infants’ Eye Contact Associated With Autism? Nature, a news study that was recently published in the scientific journal, suggested that changes in the eye contact of infants can provide the first sign of autism. Eye-tracking is used by researchers to observe children from birth until they reach the age of 3. The researchers discovered that infants who displayed changes in eye contact between 2 and 6 months of age were eventually diagnosed with autism. → Link

1. Is Every Eye Color Unique Like A Fingerprint? The eye color of humans is dependent on multiple genes. You might observe that you have the same eye color as your sibling, but how your eye color appears is unique. No one in the world has the same eye color as you which is unique like your fingerprint. Scientists defined common eye colors such as brown, blue and green. The scientists are still exploring how other combinations of other colors develop such as bluish-gray and hazel. → Link

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