Think rinsing your eyes with hospital toilet water is revolting? In that case, what researchers found on knock-off contact lenses is sure to make you squeamish "Contact lenses are medical devices worn on living tissue; therefore, it is extremely important that they are purchased with a valid prescription." Published earlier this year in the Journal of Forensic Sciences , a case report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA's) Forensic Chemistry Center found a majority of unapproved, counterfeit and decorative contact lenses tested positive for the kinds of microbial contamination frequently found in hospital waste water or spoiled food Respectively, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus cereus were just a pair of microorganisms identified in the…
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a type of clouding that occurs in the lens of the eye. This interferes with light reaching the retina, potentially causing blurry vision and other vision problems.
How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to vision loss.
10 Reasons Why Knitting and Crocheting Is the Key to Happiness
My no-nonsense German grandmother tried to teach me how to knit when I was 12 because she believed that knitting and crocheting were keys to happiness. Why? First, because the lucky people who received her gorgeous crocheted doilies and knitted sweaters felt happiness when they unwrapped the tissue paper. And second, my grandmother said giving something she had made gave her more joy than just about anything else she did. That wasn’t enough to make a 12-year-old sit still and learn to knit. Like any …
How to Treat a Black Eye
The 3 Types of Conjunctivitis: What You Should Know
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva - the thin covering of the white part of your eye and inside of your eyelids.
5 Tips for Healthy Aging of the Eyes
September is Healthy Aging Month, making it an ideal time to shed some light on an important issue that impacts millions as we age – our eyesight. With around 1.75 million people in the country having age-related macular degeneration, according to the National Institutes of Health, and another 2.2 million suffering from glaucoma, vision is …
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
How dark should my sun lenses be?
There is a misconception that the darker the lenses are, the more protection they provide. To analyze this statement we first have to define protection. The most important thing lenses can protect the wearer from is ultraviolet light. UV light is measured in waves at the lower end of the light spectrum, 0 - 400nm.
How Drug-Resistant Bacteria Travel from the Farm to Your Table
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria from livestock pose a deadly risk to people. But the farm lobby won't let scientists track the danger