Tag: dry eyes

Q&A: Eye Infection; Memory; Sweating

Q. I’ve been suffering from red, watery, itchy eyes ever since I unpacked several cartons of old books. Is this an eye infection, and if so, what can I do about it?
A. First, it’s important not to self-treat your condition. Your eyes are too valuable to treat with home remedies.

How to Recognize Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease in which your own body’s immune system attacks your joints and organs. Nearly three times as many women have the disease as men.
“RA often begins between ages 40 and 60, but it can occur

Are Your Eyes Constantly Dry?

Dry eyes can be bothersome and painful—and according to Penny Asbell, MD, PhD, professor of ophthalmology at Mount Sinai, it’s one of the most common reasons people consult an eye doctor. “People with dry eyes may complain of having red eyes or eye irritation, or say their eyes don’t feel

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Can what you eat affect your eyesight? And which foods protect your eyes? Research shows that three particular carotenoids, each of them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, play a role in good vision: lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin.

Studies verify that astaxanthin protects the eyes against damage and daily wear-and-tear[1], decreases eye

Eat for Your Eyes

When you think of vision-enhancing and -protective foods, carrots may be what come to mind. But many other foods likely have a greater impact on the eye diseases encountered among older adults, says Jeffrey Anshel, OD, president of the Ocular Nutrition Society and author of Smart Medicine for Your Eyes.

Insomnia Medication: Understand the Differences

Insomnia Medication: Understand the Differences

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a list featuring a variety of sleep aid medications to treat insomnia. Because these are powerful medications, they should be used carefully and, in most cases, not for extended periods. If your doctor suggests medications to treat your insomnia, be sure

Ask the Experts: Watery Eyes

Q. My eyes water constantly. Why is this, and is there anything I can do about it?
A. Assuming the problem isn’t related to an infection or allergies, a compromised tear drainage system may be causing your watery eyes. Tears are generated by tiny glands called the lacrimal glands. When you

Ask the Doctor – Dry Eye Relief

Q. My eyes often feel dry and sometimes itchy, too. It’s very annoying. Is there something can I do about it?

A. Dry eyes can happen at any age, but it’s more widespread in seniors and is more prevalent in postmenopausal women. But it happens to men, too. Outdoor or

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