Category: Eyes

VITILIGO CONDITION: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Vitiligo (vit-ih-LIE-go) is a condition that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. The rate and extent of color changes from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect any part of the skin of your body. It may also affect hair and the inside of the mouth. Generally, the color of hair and skin is …

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RISK OF RETINAL DETACHMENT: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Retinal detachment is an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls out from its normal position. Retinal detachments disconnect the retinal cells from the layer of blood vessels that gives oxygen and nourishment. The longer retinal detachment left untreated, the higher your risk of …

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5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF VITAMIN A

Vitamin A is the generic term for a group of fat-soluble compounds highly essential for human health. They’re important for many processes in your body, such as maintaining healthy vision, ensuring the proper function of your immune system and organs and aiding the proper growth and development of babies in the womb. It’s suggested that …

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POOR COLOR VISION: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Poor or deficient color vision is an inability to see clearly the difference between some colors, but color is still seen. Some people commonly use the term “colorblind” for this disorder. But true colorblindness in which everything is seen in shades of black and white is uncommon. Poor color vision is normally inherited. Men are …

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EFFECT OF MENTAL ILLNESS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

Mental illness is a wide range of mental health problem, disorders that affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. Examples of mental problem include depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and addictive behaviors. Many people develop mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and …

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FARSIGHTEDNESS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision problem in which you can view distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry. The degree of your farsightedness affects your focusing ability. Those with severe farsightedness may see clearly only objects a great distance away, while those suffering mild farsightedness may be able to see clearly objects …

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SOY ALLERGY: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Allergy to soy, a product of soybeans, is a common food allergy. Usually, soy allergy starts in infancy with reaction to soy-based infant formula. Although most children overgrow soy allergy, some persist till adulthood. Mild signs and symptoms of soy allergy may include hives or itching in and around the mouth. In uncommon cases, soy …

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RABIES: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Rabies is a life-threatening virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is often transmitted through a bite. Animals are most likely to transmit rabies in the United States such as bats, foxes, coyotes, raccoons and skunks. In developing countries of Africa and Southeast Asia, stray dogs are the …

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BAGS UNDER EYES: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Bags under eyes that’s mild swelling or puffiness below the eyes are common as you age. With aging, the tissues surrounding your eyes, including some of the muscles supporting your eyelids get weaken. Regular fat that keep supporting the eyes can then transfer into the lower eyelids, making the lids to appear puffy. Fluid …

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PINK EYE (CONJUNCTIVITIS): SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is an infection or inflammation of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that route your eyelid and spread over the white part of your eyeball. When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become swollen, they became more visible. This is what triggers the whites of your eyes to look reddish or pink. Pink …

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