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istock000045625480fullPrevent eye infections from contact lenses with these tips:

“Contact lenses are a safe and effective form of vision correction when worn and cared for as recommended,” said Michael Beach, Ph.D., director of CDC’s Healthy Water Program, in a statement. “However, improper wear and care of contact lenses can cause eye infections that sometimes lead to serious, long-term damage.”: Read more


Asian Little Chinese Girl Doing Eyes Examination Through Auto reInsurance Doesn’t Ensure Children Get Needed Visual Exams, Study Says:

They tracked how often kids at different family income levels visited ophthalmologists and optometrists and the diagnosis rates for strabismus (cross-eyed or wall-eyed) and amblyopia (lazy eye). The two conditions are relatively common, serious eye diseases in children. Because the eyes are seeing different things, the brain suppresses the vision in one eye. If not corrected by age 10, either condition can result in permanent vision loss. Treatment generally involves glasses, surgery, eye drops or patches, or some combination: Read more


SEN003MHToddlers at high risk of chemical eye burns: Study:

The new study, based on U.S. emergency department visits at specific years of age, refutes the belief that workplace chemicals are the most common cause of these potentially blinding eye injuries. “Household cleaners are a huge culprit,” said Dr. R. Sterling Haring, who led the study. Spray bottles frequently have been implicated in other research, he said: Read more



steroid-treatment-linked-to-increased-risk-of-retinopathy-in-very-low-birth-weight-infantsSteroid treatment linked to increased risk of retinopathy in very low birth weight infants:

Because of the beneficial effect of corticosteroids on lung function, especially in infants who are ventilator dependent, corticosteroids are, at times, administered to very low birth weight neonates to treat established or evolving lung disease. However, it has long been suspected that steroids may have negative neurodevelopmental effects on very premature infants: Read more


RMIT_POS_2COLOver-the-counter laser pointers a threat to eyesight:

Fox, working with RMIT ophthalmologists, Adjunct Associate Professor Marc Sarossy and Alfred Hospital doctor Matthew Hao Lee, tested four models of green laser pointer and four models of red. Sarossy said three of the four red models were within safety limits. “There can still be some risk, but our normal response to visible light is to blink and turn away – and that’s usually enough to avoid any permanent damage. “But green lasers produce much more infrared radiation, which does not trigger our natural blink and aversion responses. “Green lasers also produce a much more focused spot than red lasers, with a higher risk of damaging the retina.”: Read more