News tagged with eye infections

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 ...

Mar 22, 2018
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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, ...

Nov 15, 2017
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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 ...

Nov 02, 2017
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