Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today

Eye health is a broad subject that includes conditions such as blindness, allergies, color blindness, sties, eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration (AMD), surgical procedures such as cataract surgery, cornea transplant, and vision problems including astigmatism, blurry vision, hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness).
  1. Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
    The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain.
  2. What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?
    People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not usually have serious complications. Learn more about it here.
  3. What to know about sulfa allergies
    A sulfa allergy is when the immune system reacts to substances containing sulfa, such as some antibiotics and medications. A person with a sulfa allergy should avoid certain medications but does not need to avoid any specific foods. Learn how sulfa and sulfite allergies differ, and about symptoms and treatment.
  4. What does it mean when you see stars?
    Many people say they “see stars” when they are seeing flashes of light in their field of vision. Learn about what causes these visual disturbances.
  5. Top 10 foods for healthy eyes
    Foods rich in certain nutrients can have a powerful effect on eye health. Read about 10 foods for healthy eyes, other eye health tips, and warning signs.