Ophthalmology

Impact of lockdown on Scottish eye care

New research from the University of Aberdeen has highlighted the damaging impact of COVID-19 restrictions on Scottish eye care and the potential for long-term sight damage and reduced detection of other health conditions.

Ophthalmology

Vision impairment tied to cognitive decline

(HealthDay)—Worse visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and stereo acuity impairment are associated with an increased risk for cognitive decline in older, community-dwelling individuals, according to a study published online ...

Ophthalmology

Mobile screening app triples eye care uptake

Using smartphones for eye screening and referrals could triple the number of people seeking primary care for eye problems and increase the uptake of hospital services in low-resource settings, a study says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why you shouldn't neglect eye care during the pandemic

Since COVID-19 emerged, access to eye care has continued to change. Lockdowns and concerns about virus exposure have caused people of all ages to cancel and delay routine appointments, raising red flags among eye-care professionals. ...

Health

Formaldehyde in hair straighteners prompts FDA warning

You might decide your natural locks aren't so bad after all, given a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that most hair straightening/smoothing products release formaldehyde gas, a human carcinogen.

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