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What is a good way to prevent eye diseases when living with others?

What is a good way to prevent eye diseases when living with others?

Hand washing: Pink eye is highly contagious and spreads rapidly within groups. The best way to slow this is simply hand washing. I you or someone you know has pink eye, you should wash your hands frequently to help prevent touching your eyes with infectious fingers. ...Read more

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What are the most common eye diseases in kids?

What are the most common eye diseases in kids?

Pink eye: Far and away, the most common eye disease in kids is viral conjuctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye" because the eye is red and inflamed. Other common eye diseases might be myopia (near-sightedness) and other inflammatory diseases such as a stye or a chalazion. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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Clean face towels with hot water separately if pink eye
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Does anyone know eye diseases that people aged around 20 can get? I don't want to go for routine exam unless needed

Does anyone know eye diseases that people aged around 20 can get? I don't want to go for routine exam unless needed

Ridiculous attitude!: Any eye disease can affect any age individual. Everyone should have regular eye exams, the interval depending on your age. ...Read more

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What kinds of eye diseases are there?

What kinds of eye diseases are there?

Many: Eyes can be affected by degenerations that are inherited, by infections of various types, by vascular disease including diabetes, and by changes unique to the eye like cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. If you experience changes, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Prevent future eye infections by washing hands and not touching eyes
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Clean the affected eye carefully with water
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See an ophthalmologist
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Take any needed medicine as prescribed
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Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

Sometimes: The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus. Sometimes corneal scarring may induce astigmatism and keratoconous may cause irregular astigmatism requiring contact lenses to treat. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure dry eyes as a result of eye diseases?

What can I do to cure dry eyes as a result of eye diseases?

Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Hands off! Don't spread infection.
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Clean, warm, moist compresses
20 min, 4x day for 1 weeks
See doctor for Antibiotic eyedrops - keep the dropper clean
4x day
Antihistamines to reduce irritation
every 4-6 hours
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Could the computer give any eye diseases.?

Could the computer give any eye diseases.?

No: Computers may cause eye strain and exacerbate dry eye symptoms, but they have not been implicated in causing eye disease. ...Read more

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