Tag: eye care

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.

Catch Glaucoma Before Symptoms Show to Slow Disease Progression

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in impaired vision. Glaucoma accounts for as much as 12 percent of all cases of blindness in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans, according to

Is Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Your Memory Problems?

New findings suggest that traumatic brain injury (TBI, defined as any traumatic event that alters the function of the brain even transiently) can trigger a neurodegenerative process in some people that may show up many years after the original trauma. In fact, some studies suggest that individuals who have experienced

Eye Infections: Symptoms and Treatment

Eye Infections: Symptoms and Treatment

Eye infections occur in different parts of the eye and can affect one eye or both. Bacteria, fungi, or viruses are the most common sources. They can originate from exposure to chemical, fumes, or smoke. Allergies also can cause infection as can an injury that may have caused the eye

Ask the Doctor: Watery Eyes

Q. Why do my eyes water so much, and what can I do about it?
A. Normally, your tears drain through tiny tear ducts extending from the eye into the nose. Oddly, one reason for watery eyes is dry eye, which prompts your eyes to produce large quantities of tears that

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