TEN 03.10.2022 Monthly News

7. Eye Melanoma or Ocular Melanoma. Ocular melanoma can be difficult to detect because it develops primarily in the unseen part of the eye and usually does not cause early signs and symptoms. Fortunately, treatment for minor eye melanomas commonly does not interfere with vision. However, treatment for severe eye melanomas can cause some loss of vision.⁣ → Link

6. What Are the Qualifications for LASIK Eye Surgery? Since the technology was limited before, LASIK surgery has strict qualifications because they want to limit the risks involved with the treatment as much as possible. Now that the technology has been more advanced and improved, the procedure can accommodate more patients who want LASIK surgery. During 1998, if you have astigmatism you are not qualified to undergo LASIK. Now, you can undergo LASIK surgery even with high amounts of astigmatism. We can observe that with the 21 years there has been so much improvement in technology. → Link

5. 7 Strangest Eye Conditions. People are not aware of the strangest eye conditions that exist. When they hear things such as hairy eyes, red eyes, and cat eyes, and bloody tears, they think that is all in the movies. The truth is these are real eye conditions even though it looks like carnival acts. Is it possible to have a hairy eyeball? Yes, it is possible as the case of a 19-year-old Iranian man has told. He developed limbal dermoid, a rare cyst, on his right eyeball where hair grows. The tumor is composed of skin cells that were misplaced in the eye during the time that he was in the womb of his mother. → Link

4. Do Babies Need Sunglasses? Is it merely a fad to wear “baby sunglasses,” or do babies need them? Yes, you should use baby sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV protection to safeguard your infant’s or young child’s eyes from the sun. The majority of UV ray damage to our eyes is caused by cumulative exposure or the amount of time our eyes are exposed to sunshine and other UV radiation sources throughout our lives. As a result, it is a good idea to start protecting your child’s eyes against UV as soon as possible. → Link

3. Role of CRISPR in Eye Care: DNA Editing. With the advanced technology that we have, a new kind of genetic engineering known as CRISPR allows scientists to edit DNA. CRISPR means “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.” The scientists are hoping to repair genetic defects using CRISPR. People are familiar with traditional gene therapy. It works by using viruses to insert new genes into cells that attempt to treat diseases. The CRISPR makes changes directly in the DNA by using targeted molecular tools. To be exact, a scissors that will cut out the abnormal DNA and replace it with normal genetic material. → Link

2. Are There Glasses Available to Correct Colorblindness? There has been an advertisement about new glasses that can improve the color vision of people who have common forms of red-green colorblindness. There is an inherited type of color blindness known to be color vision deficiency which does not have a cure. Color blindness glasses can change how people can see by enhancing the distinction between red and green. The result varies on the type and extent of color vision deficiency of the person. → Link

1. Why Does My Eye Hurt Whenever I Blink? Eye pain when blinking may occur in the whole eye or only in some parts of the eye such as in the corner or in the eyelid. Some pain may be subtle and tolerable but some may require immediate medical attention. Dirt and sand are some of the common causes of eye pain when blinking. However, it may also be caused by serious injury or a medical condition such as acute trauma. Scratches to the cornea are commonly caused by touching or too much rubbing of the eye. The eye may also be injured by overexposure to ultraviolet light from the sun or from certain chemicals. → Link

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