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Surprising Links Between Stress and the Eyes

Stress can interfere with your sleep, skin and digestion. But did you also know it can affect your eyes? Your eyes undergo changes such as increased intraocular pressure (IOP) when you’re stressed or anxious, whether for a short time or on a regular basis. These changes are often temporary but it’s important to know how

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How to manage an outbreak of dry eye disease

An outbreak is a temporary episode of discomfort that can last from a few days to a few weeks. Knowing what triggers your dry eye flare-up and taking advantage of new medications and therapies can help you regain relief faster. What is a dry eye outbreak? A flare is an episode of worsening dry eye

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Regular physical activity promotes eye health

Scientists are still working to understand how exercise protects the human eye. Their discoveries could unlock treatments for a number of eye conditions. But for now, it’s clear that exercise can prevent some eye conditions. And if you already have a disease, exercise can help you better manage it. One study found that people who

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5 recommendations for dry eye

“Being a chronic disease, the treatment of dry eye does not end when leaving the ophthalmologist’s office, but requires a series of care and habits that the patient must maintain at home.” These are some of the main keys to keep dry eyes at bay, offered by IMO specialists in a detailed and updated guide

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Pollution, a growing threat to our eyes

Dry eye, which affects around 30% of the population, is a pathology that is on the rise in today’s society and is influenced by different habits (such as diet or the use of screens) and environmental factors, including: pollution. Air pollution is a growing problem with a global impact that, according to the WHO, affects

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What is congenital glaucoma?

Most common risk factor Glaucoma encompasses a group of pathologies that cause progressive damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting the images that reach the retina so that the brain can interpret them. As the disease progresses, this nerve loses its fibers and, as a result, the patient’s visual field decreases, which

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What causes glaucoma?

Most common risk factor The main risk factor that can trigger glaucoma is ocular hipertension. This condition usually occurs because, the aqueous humor (fluid that bathes the inner eye) does not drain properly and builds up, putting excessive pressure on the optic nerve and causing a “stress” that it cannot withstand. Other risk factors However,

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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness and comprises a group of diseases that cause progressive and irreversible damage to the optic nerve. This structure is key to vision since, through it, the images captured by the retina (converted into nerve impulses) are transmitted to the brain so that it can interpret them and

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Why does dry eye occur?

Generally, dry eye is caused by a tear deficit (low production or excessive evaporation) or because it is of poor quality due to problems such as meibomian gland dysfunction (lack or alteration of the lipids that make up the tear) or blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid). In addition, it is usually associated with different degrees

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What is dry eye syndrome?

Dry eye is a multifactorial, complex and chronic disease that affects the ocular surface and causes discomfort, visual problems and, in some cases, lesions in the cornea and conjunctiva. Therefore, and despite the fact that its name can be misleading, it consists of much more than simply “not having a tear”. It is a chronic

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