TEN 21.05.2021 Monthly News

7. What Are Orbital Fractures? An orbital fracture occurs when one of the bones, called the orbit or eye socket, which covers the eyeball breaks. The most common cause of this type of injury is blunt force trauma, which occurs when something strikes the eye very hard. The majority of patients with any type of facial fracture, including orbital fractures, will experience mild to extreme pain that must be treated. This is because the facial and orbital regions have a relatively high density of sensory pain fibers, causing severe pain symptoms. → Link

6. When Should I Use Antibiotics for Pink Eyes? Conjunctivitis or pink eye is an eye condition where there is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The thin clear tissue which lies over the sclera and lines the inside of the eyelid is called the conjunctiva. Antibiotic eye drops or ointment are prescribed by doctors for pink eyes. Some people assume that antibiotics work but they do more harm than good to your eye. → Link

5. Is Glaucoma Connected to Tight Neckties? It is common for neckties to be required in workplaces. However, there is research that cited the alarming effects of tight neckties on our blood flow. The mayor of Lancaster California, Rex Parris, was inspired by this study which showed that tight neckties limit the blood flow to the brain because the arteries on the neck are pressed. He is now calling for neckties to be optional in the city. → Link

4. Do Night Driving Glasses Work? People who usually drive at night look for specialized night vision glasses to help them with night driving. Night driving glasses range from $10 to near $100. Most glasses have a tinted yellowish hue which helps in reducing glare from streetlights, headlights, and neon signs. According to Andrew Iwach, an ophthalmologist, the effectiveness of night driving glasses are not so certain. → Link

3. Can Poor Eye Hygiene Cause Blepharitis? A traditional Chinese practice known as eye cleaning or eye washing is done by street barbers in China. Xiong Gaowu is one of the Chinese street barbers that uses a straight razor to scrape the inside of their customers’ eyelids. The procedure is performed with an intent to promote ocular health. However, the American ophthalmologist warned people to never do the cringe-inducing procedure. → Link

2. Cogan’s Syndrome: Ghostly White Ring in the Cornea. In movies, it is common for us to associate white rings in the cornea with ghosts. In Portugal, a woman gave a shock to her doctors when she appeared with a ghostly white ring in her cornea. Her case was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, the doctors identified the cause behind the appearance of a white ring in the cornea of women. It is a rare inflammatory condition that is called Cogan’s syndrome. → Link

1. Can Keratoconus Cause Sleep Apnea? Keratoconus is a condition where the clear part of the eye or cornea thins and bulges outward. People with keratoconus experience blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light and glare. It was discovered by researchers that people with keratoconus are more likely to suffer from a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) 10 to 20 times than those people without keratoconus. → Link

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