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Glaucoma: 3 Ways to Treat a Sneaky Disease

Glaucoma, a group of eye conditions in which the pressure in one or both of your eyes increases and damages your optic nerve, is a sneaky disease with no symptoms in its early stages. If it’s left untreated, you can lose your sight. Although there is no cure, if it’s…

Fish Oil Pills Don’t Help Dry Eye

Contrary to popular belief, fish oil pills do not alleviate the discomfort of chronic dry eye, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed 535 participants from 27 different treatment centers who had been battling with moderate to severe dry eye for at least 6 months. Of those people, 349 were…

Quick Hits: Kratom Recall, Eye Drug’s Alarming Side Effect & More

The FDA has recalled and destroyed kratom, a plant-based supplement, manufactured under several brands. Divinity Products Distribution, the manufacturer of the products, did so voluntarily. The move follows a previous warning from the FDA indicating that kratom can potentially be addictive since it has opioid-like qualities. The agency has suggested…

Zapping Dry Eyes – Through the Nose

A new handheld nasal stimulator that is inserted through the nose is providing significant relief for people who suffer from dry eyes, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. TrueTear is a neurostimulator device that produces more tears for dry-eye sufferers. This…

FDA Finds Eye Injections Caused Vision Impairment

The FDA released a warning for physicians about serious adverse events associated with intravitreal (eye) injections. The injections, which were administered at the PRG Dallas Ambulatory Surgery Center, are a combination of a steroid (triamcinolone) and an anti-infective antibiotic (moxifloxacin). The eye injections were intended to ward off inflammation and…