February 8, 1999 |
Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, can certainly be cause for red alert. The ailment, an inflammation of the conjunctiva, can be contagious, is irritating but for the most part is not serious and responds well to medication. Conjunctivitis, which affects the membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelid, is one of the most common eye diseases, particularly in children. It is known to spread quickly in settings such as schools and day care.
October 21, 2007 |
News of Al Gore's hot streak -- winning an Oscar, an Emmy and the Nobel Peace Prize -- burned up the airwaves, the Internet and editorial pages. Once cartoonists got past the obvious recount-demand laughers, we warmed up. Mike Lester's rightful recipient was apparently wronged. Mike's polar opposite, Steve Sack, tried to wrong the right. And Clay Bennett's mythic dragon slayer captured the big picture about the real prize: peace. Nice pax journalism, guys.
December 15, 1997
The Better Vision Institute offers its "Top 10 Gifts List" to better say "Eye love you" for the holidays: 1. For newborns, a high-contrast mobile can encourage focusing, scanning, tracking and orienting. 2. For all infants, a sun hat to protect their eyes from UV rays. 3. Children may benefit from games that use visual similarities and differences, such as dominoes (ages 4 and older), "Candyland" (3 to 6), "Cootie" (3 and older) and "Perfection" (5 and older). 4.
May 10, 1999 |
Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause blindness. If caught early, however, it can usually be controlled. But because glaucoma often has no symptoms, it's important to see your eye doctor for regular exams. The disease usually begins when pressure builds up in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve. If the nerve is damaged, it cannot send messages to the brain. There are two main kinds of glaucoma: * Open-angle glaucoma is the most common kind, occurring slowly as people age.
January 8, 2012 |
Human beings are such gorgeously contradictory creatures — we demand variety (it's the spice of life!) and hate change. Nowhere is that more pronounced than in our attitude toward television; we regularly decry the monotony of the standard formats and then yelp when someone messes with them. "Rubicon" was too slow and complicated, "Men of a Certain Age" too insular and morose, "The Killing" was a rip-off (because it didn't conclusively reveal the murderer) and "American Horror Story" is way over the top. Well, quit whining and get used to it because (a)
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July 9, 1991 |
Eye donations in Orange County are for two purposes: transplants and research. According to Merle Wingate, director of the Orange County Eye Bank, corneal transplantation is 95% successful for those undergoing the procedure due to corneal disorders. And nearly all corneas are acceptable for donation regardless of vision abnormalities. Whole eye globes are used in research, teaching and transplantation.
January 6, 2005
I don't know how long Joe Nick Patoski has been "based in Austin," but "The Eyes of Texas" is not a "celebration of paranoia." It was originally written a hundred years ago as a satire on a UT president, William Lambdin Prather, who used to finish his speeches with the words, "and remember, the eyes of Texas are upon you." The legendary coach Darrell Royal interpreted those words as meaning that UT students should remember that the state looked to them for leadership. Judi Hanna Twin Peaks Judi Hanna is a 1966 graduate of the University of Texas.
September 8, 1986 |
A 24-year-old woman slightly burned her eyes using Visine eye drops that apparently were contaminated with a chemical irritant, Salt Lake County officials said today. Managers of the Smith Food King store in downtown Salt Lake removed Visine from the shelves to check for contamination, but health officials said the tampering appeared to be an isolated incident. Doctors said the damage to the woman's eyes did not appear to be permanent.
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July 31, 1997
Blinded by a still-mysterious attack in a Fontana hospital, a 34-year-old man who underwent surgery at UCLA Medical Center is "doing extraordinarily well," said his surgeon, Dr. Steven Schwartz of UCLA's Jules Stein Institute. Stephen Solomon, who had been stabbed in both eyes with a needlelike object, underwent surgery on his left eye last month, and has reportedly recovered 20 / 20 vision in that eye.
May 8, 2006 |
Few women appear to be aware that dry eye is a common symptom of menopause. A survey sponsored by the Society for Women's Health Research and released last month found that 62% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women report experiencing dry eye symptoms. But only 16% knew that the condition was linked to menopause. Treatments, which depend on the cause and the severity of the condition, can include artificial tear eyedrops, prescription therapies and surgery.