Zika Virus Can Affect the Eyes

Zika Virus Can Affect the Eyes

The first instances of Zika virus infection were noted in Brazil two years ago. As of today, it is estimated that there are over one million people in Brazil that are infected. Infected indiviuals are also present in other South American and Caribbean nations. The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. The mosquito is …

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Keep those contact lenses clean!

Keep those contact lenses clean!

Every day, many Americans suffer vision loss due to careless hygiene with their contact lenses. Bacteria are everywhere, and if they start growing in the contact lens the eye can become infected. This is a corneal ulcer, which is very painful and can cause significant loss of vision if not immediately treated. After the corneal …

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Can We Turn Brown Eyes Blue?

Can We Turn Brown Eyes Blue?

Are blue eyes prettier, or sexier? Really? A lot of people think so, and colored contact lenses are available, but they are inconvenient and look somewhat artificial. There will certainly be a lot of interest in an investigational laser treatment that lightens dark eyes to turn them green or blue. All normal eyes, regardless of …

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