Ophthalmology

Don't turn a blind eye to vision problems

(HealthDay)—Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer.

Medications

Administering antibiotics through the cornea

The anatomic and physiologic structure of the eyes constitutes an important barrier when administering medicine. The amount of medicine that passes through the cornea via creams or drops is very limited, and it is necessary ...

Ophthalmology

Nanosponges show promise for potentially blinding eye infections

In recent years, the number of eye surgeries for conditions including cataracts and glaucoma has dramatically increased and with it, so has the number of potentially blinding intraocular infections. In a new study, researchers ...

Ophthalmology

Home remedies: Problems with pink eye

Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, ...

Health

Is it safe to use makeup testers in cosmetics stores?

A woman in the US is suing a cosmetics store because she claims that she caught herpes from their lipstick tester. In case you're wondering if this is even possible, as a microbiologist, I can tell you that it most certainly ...

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