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What is nystagmus?Why does it occur?

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Nystagmus is a condition where the eyes move rapidly and uncontrollably. They can move side to side (horizontal nystagmus), up and down (vertical nystagmus) or in a circle (rotary nystagmus).The movement can vary between slow and fast and usually happens in both eyes. The eyes may shake more when looking in certain directions. People with nystagmus may tilt or turn their head to see more clearly. This helps to slow down the eye movements.Due to the involuntary movement of the eye, it has been known as “dancing eyes“.

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Precautions to be taken for chemical spill in eyes

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A chemical burn occurs when a liquid or powder chemical contacts the eye. most commonly, the injury happens when a chemical splashes over the face. However, chemical burns may also result from rubbing your eyes after handling chemicals. depending on the chemical and the degree of exposure, the potential for injury ranges from temporary redness and irritation to blindness. Chemicals splashed into the eyes can also cause poisoning as they’re absorbed into the bloodstream many times more rapidly than chemicals splashed onto the skin.

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Effects Of Diabetes On Eyes

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The primary complications of diabetes due to damage in small blood vessels include harm to the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. harm to the eyes, called diabetic retinopathy, is caused by damage to the blood vessels within the retina of the eye and can lead to gradual vision loss and blindness.

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Eye exercises to reduce eye strain

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Eyes exercise is a set of massage methods that aims at promoting students’ awareness of eye-protection, improving blood circulation and relaxing muscles in ocular region, relieving asthenopia and preventing myopia. Eye strain also known as asthenopia is an eye condition that manifests itself through nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, pain in or around the eyes, blurred vision, headache, and occasional double vision. Symptoms often occur after reading, computer work, or other close activities that involve tedious visual tasks.

Also Read: What to do to take care of your contact lenses

Here are a few simple exercises to help rejuvenate and reduce the strain on your eyes:

Repeated blinking: Since a lack of blinking is one of the contributing factors to computer-induced eyestrain, as it dries your eyes, it’s very important to blink. Blinking every 3or4 seconds helps in reducing eye strain.  When we watch tv or work on the computer we tend to blink less, allow your eyes to rest by blinking every few seconds.

Eye Rolling: Take a minute and make sure you roll your eyes while you’re working. Try rolling your eyes, tracing as big a circle as possible. Repeat about 4 times, then close your eyes, focus on your breathing and relax.

Palming: Start this exercise in a comfortable position. Rub your hands together for about 10 to 15 minutes till they’re slightly warm, now place them upon your eyes. Don’t touch the eyeballs directly, instead just keep your hands lightly over your eyes.

Focus on a distant object: It’s important to take your eyes off the computer screen and look away at something else for several seconds or a minute. Choose an object that is about 6 to 10 meters away from you and focuses solely on it for a few seconds without moving your head much. This gives some respite to the ciliary muscles that tend to be under a lot of stress.

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Pink Eye: What It Is And How To Avoid It

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What Is Pink Eye?

Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to avoid pink eye and the discomfort it entails. But first, what is it exactly? Pink eye–also called conjunctivitis–is irritation or Read the rest of this entry »

Tricks to Prevent and Manage Fall Allergies

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Fall is in the air—and so are eye allergies. Environmental allergies can last throughout the entire season and are usually triggered by pollen, grass, and weeds. In Arizona, with the rise of humidity and frequent storms, dust and mold are also common causes for Read the rest of this entry »

Is Lasik Surgery Right for You?

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All of the maintenance and hassle of wearing glasses or contacts over the years may have finally gotten on your nerves and left you looking for a better solution. One type of procedure your optometrist may have informed you of is called LASIK. How do you Read the rest of this entry »