Trinidad witnesses rise in red eye cases

Trinidad and Tobago has seen a sharp rise in number of red eye cases.

Medically referred to as Viral Conjunctivitis, red eye is an inflammation of the thin, transparent membrane covering the inner eyelid and the white part of the eye, known as the conjunctiva.The infection is highly contagious and is often caused by a virus known as Adenovirus, which is a very small germ according to the statement issued by the Ministry of Health in the country.

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Take fish oil to avoid vision loss risk in old age

University of Melbourne researchers have found omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil significantly decreases the risk of vision loss in old age. Omega-3 fatty acids, is found mostly in oily fish.The fatty acids are known to be important in the structure of the retina, and lead researcher Elaine Chong suggested that a low omega-3 intake might lead to breakdown of the macula.

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Cataract surgery easy as ABC at Conquest

Cataract surgery is a popular and one of the most sought after eye treatments of the world. Often it takes some times and some procedures to follow. But life at the Conquest Hospital is far from all these. Because cataract surgery is a easy process there.

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Lack of knowledge among women in dry eye symptoms

A survey by the Red Hot MamasĀ® and Allergan, Inc has found two-thirds of women experiencing dry eye symptoms were not aware of any difference between two common types of over-the-counter eye drops that are designed with different purposes-vasoconstrictors and artificial tears.

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Comprehensive eye checking can prevent macular degeneration

Macular degeneration usually produces a slow, or rarely, sudden painless loss of vision.

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Think twice before you go abroad for eye treatment

LasikSurgeryRX.com a prominent website for Lasik eye surgery information, has warned patients to take care in abroad travel for eye treatment. The site that provides patients with information and resources relating to Lasik eye surgery to help better inform their decisions, has warned that inferior medical care, a lack of formal medical regulation and unhygienic conditions often encountered by travelling patients could pose a serious health threat.

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Delhi eye camp a blessing for diabetes patients

India's Venu Eye Institute in collaboration with the Sightsavers International has organized a free eye screening camp. The camp primarily aims the diabetic retinopathy. Patients were given various treatments according to their necessity.

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AMO recalls Viscosurgical Device for excess endotoxin levels

Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. has recalled their AMO Healon D Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device (OVD), 30 mg/mL fill size syringes, for containing endotoxin levels above the required limit. This excess endotoxin can potentially cause eye inflammation or Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) in patients after surgery.

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Eye disease increases with rapid diabetes growth

As diabetes is taking the shape of an epidemic, problems of eye disease is also on rise. Diabetes related diseases like retinal disease, glaucoma and cataracts are especially on rise.

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Blind girl’s family appealed for donation for treatment

Shams was a little and cute child. She has just learned to see the world. Now after after nearly two years, her family has appealed donations to help restore her sight.Yes she had lost her eye sight in bombing during Iraq war.

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