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How Is Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) or Graves’ Eye Disease Treated?

Home remedies and lifestyle changes: If your TED (or Graves’ eye disease) symptoms worsen, you may need medication or surgery. Medication: If you have double vision, your doctor may prescribe special eyeglasses with prism correction to restore normal vision. Surgery TED surgery may be done to reposition the eye or the muscles of the eye, or

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What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) or Graves’ Eye Disease?

Symptoms of TED (or Graves’ eye disease) can vary and may come and go. Here are some of them: More information:

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What Is Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) or Graves’ eye disease?

The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that help control your metabolism. Thyroid Eye Disease (or TED, also known as Graves’ eye disease) is an autoimmune condition. It happens when the thyroid gland is not working the way it should. When most people get TED, the thyroid gland

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Computer/digital eye strain

While using devices will not damage your eyes permanently, staring at them for a long time can cause temporary discomfort. People experience eye strain in different ways, but symptoms can include: The reason we get digital eye strain is that we blink less when we stare at our devices. Normally, humans blink around 15 times

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Blue light glasses

Are eyeglasses with special blue light-blocking filters worth the expense? By absorbing the excess blue light from our devices, the eyeglasses claim to: We all want to do these things, but it’s not necessary to spend money on special eye wear for computer use. Here’s why: More information:

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Can blue light damage your eyes?

You may have heard reports about studies on blue light. These studies use cells in a dish and animals to study the effects of blue light. These studies showed that blue light can cause cell damage in these settings. But these experiments did not: So far, the evidence shows no meaningful link between blue light

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Blue light and sleep

Exposure to blue light from the sun as well as our screens boosts mood and alertness—a sunrise signals to our brain that it’s time to wake up. But too much exposure to blue light from screens in the evening can disrupt our body’s natural sleep cycle, known as the circadian rhythm. Light slows the production of melatonin—the sleep

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What is blue light?

Color doesn’t typically come to mind when thinking of light, but when you see a rainbow, you are seeing the visual light spectrum. These are colors visible to the human eye and include red, blue, and green “wavelengths.” All light we see is a combination of these wavelengths, including light from the sun, energy-efficient lighting

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Will macular degeneration eventually cause blindness?

Macular degeneration can cause vision problems, but with proper treatment, most people can keep good vision for their entire lives. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) causes problems with central vision, which can affect one’s ability to read, drive, or see someone’s face if the disease progresses to more advanced stages. Patients with intermediate disease may struggle

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Common mistakes when baby has pink eye

Well-meaning parents and caregivers may accidentally worsen pink eye or cause it to spread to other people. To avoid the spread of infection: More information:

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Pink eye treatments for infants

With or without treatment, all types of pink eye should resolve within 14 days. If symptoms persist beyond that, be sure to follow up with your doctor. Bacterial pink eye Topical antibiotics are typically prescribed for bacterial pink eye to help clear up discharge and reduce how contagious the eyes are. Viral pink eye There

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Does your baby have pink eye? Watch for these symptoms

Pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white of the eye and inside of the eyelids. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes and often is easily spread from person to person by contact with tears. Call or email your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

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Allergic pink eye in babies

Children and adults can develop allergic pink eye, which is a reaction to pollen, animals or something else in the environment. But this type of pink eye is rare in babies younger than 12 months. More information:

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Viral pink eye in babies

Herpes simplex virus acquired from the birth canal or from cold sores can also cause pink eye. This often starts in both eyes then can clear up and return in just one eye, sometimes with blisters of the skin near the eye. Herpes infections in infants can become very severe and may even require hospitalization.

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Bacterial pink eye in babies

Bacteria are often the origin of pink eye in the first 48 hours of life. Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria usually creates a high volume, thick discharge from the eye.  Staphylococcus—a common skin bacteria—is typically the culprit. Gonorrhea is another potential source of infection, although it is uncommon in the U.S. because babies are treated with

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What causes eye discharge in babies?

It’s important to know that discharge does not always signal pink eye. Watery or goopy eyes in infants can also arise from: Your pediatrician should be able to identify these alternate causes of eye secretions and refer you to a pediatric ophthalmologist if needed. More information:

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How Serious is Pink Eye In Babies?

Pink eye (also known as conjunctivitis) is a common eye condition that can occur at any age. Though babies can develop runny, goopy eyes for a number of reasons, pink eye isn’t very common – only about 2% of babies develop pink eye during their first month of life. When it does occur, pink eye is often due

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Care for your eyelids to help improve tear quality

Putting warm compresses on your eyes can help release oil in your eyelids’ glands, helping to improve the quality of your tears. Also, wash your eyelids carefully with a clean washcloth and soap and warm water, rinsing your eyes thoroughly afterward. Several new technologies are available to treat your eyelids in the doctor’s office or at home. If you are struggling

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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help

Some people find relief from their dry eye symptoms by supplementing their diet with omega-3 fatty acids, found naturally in foods like oily fish (salmon, sardines, anchovies) and flax seeds. Ask your ophthalmologist if you should take supplements of omega-3 fatty acids and, if so, how much and in what form. More information:

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Try artificial tears

Artificial tears are available without a prescription. Use them as often as you need to, but if you find yourself using them more than once every two hours, you may want to use tears that are preservative-free. Lubricating gels can also help. Because they are thicker and blur your vision, you should use them at

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Rest your eyes often and blink

Working at a computer, reading or watching television can dry your eyes out. This is because you don’t blink as often as you normally do. Take breaks every 10 minutes, give your eyes a rest and try to blink more frequently to help your eyes regain some of the moisture they’ve lost. More information:

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Avoid cigarette smoke

They are used for near vision activities such as reading, sewing, do-it-yourself and other leisure or professional activities that require a good perception of details. Their main function is to provide light to give the patient a wider field of vision. This additional light contribution also accompanies the movements of the head and eyes of

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Protect your eyes in windy areas

If you are often in a windy area, wear a pair of wraparound sunglasses to reduce the chance of wind blowing directly into your eyes and drying them out. Remember that fans and hair dryers can make your eyes dry, so limit your exposure to them. More information:

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Dry eye and your environment

Where you live may play a role in developing dry eyes. For example, people who live in major cities with high levels of air pollution may be more likely than those in areas with less air pollution to suffer dry eye symptoms. A study of U.S. military veterans found people in and around Chicago and New York

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