Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Experiencing this symptom in your eyes could be a warning

According to a new survey conducted by The Hospital Group, almost a third of Britons are vitamin B12 deficient and almost half are unaware of the benefits of the B12 vitamin. According to the survey of 2,000 UK adults over a third of vegans are worried they don’t consume enough vitamin B12 and a staggering 67 percent of vegetarians and […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Swears by This Anti-Aging Eye Cream for Getting Rid of Dark Circles

Tracee Ellis Ross doesn’t wear foundation—and we wouldn’t either if we had her complexion. Unfortunately, the skincare routine she follows for fresh, glowing skin includes plenty of pricey picks that equate to as much as one month of rent—or even more, depending on where you live. But between slathering her skin in the $283 Biologique Recherche Le Grande Finishing Serum […]

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Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

The development of a retina-on-a-chip, which combines living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has been described today in the open-access journal eLife. This cutting-edge tool may provide a useful alternative to existing models for studying eye disease and allow scientists to test the effects of drugs on the retina more efficiently. Many diseases that cause blindness harm the […]

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CDC assesses burden of eye disorders in adults with diabetes

(HealthDay)—Eye disorders frequently affect adults aged 45 years and older with diagnosed diabetes, and disorders are more common for those with diagnosed diabetes for 10 years or more, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Center for Health […]

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Study finds test of protein levels in the eye a potential predictor of (future) Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of amyloid-β and tau proteins, biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), in eye fluid were significantly associated with low cognitive scores, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the study is the first to connect these known AD protein biomarkers in the eye to mental status. These […]

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Eye exam could soon detect Alzheimer's, new study suggests

Eye exam could soon detect Alzheimer’s, new study suggests Researchers with the Duke Eye Center found differences in the blood vessel densities in the retinas of participants with Alzheimer’s and those without the disease, according to new study. Undergoing a yearly eye test could have more benefits than just updating your eyeglasses prescription, a new study has found. In a study […]

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How to prevent and treat eye allergies

(HealthDay)—When it comes to allergies, allergic rhinitis with its congested, itchy nose gets a lot of attention. But for some, allergic conjunctivitis with itchy, watery eyes is the greater nuisance. You might even have both reactions. Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva—the layer of tissue lining the eyelids and covering the whites of the eyes. It’s caused by contact […]

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Elyse Knowles Shares Graphic Pictures After Eye Surgery

Model and TV star Elyse Knowles has shared graphic images of her recovery after having surgery to remove a growth on her left eye. The 26-year-old took to her Instagram stories to share the up-close videos of her “freaky” eyeball and spoke about undergoing the procedure.  “I had a growth taken off my eyeball yesterday,” she said while showing her bloodshot eye. […]

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Woman lost her eye when she took a shower while wearing contacts

Woman loses her eye after a parasite burrowed into her cornea while she took a shower wearing her contact lenses Petra van Kalmthout took a shower wearing lenses on holiday three years ago Unable to see from the pain, medics found a acanthamoeba keratitis parasite Surgeons tried to save her eye twice but were later forced to remove it  e-mail […]

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