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Read the latest articles on eye disorders like myopia and dry eye syndrome and find information on symptoms, causes and treatment.

Dry eye syndrome

Dry eye is a term used to describe a group of different diseases and conditions affecting one or more components of the lacrimal system.

Cleopatra's make-up cured eye disease

Ancient Egypt's stunning eye make-up not only shielded wearers from the dark deeds of the evil eye but also protected them against eye disease, French scientists said.

Smoking moms, cross eyed babies

For each cigarette a pregnant woman lights up each day, she raises her baby's risk of strabismus by 5%, new research suggests.

Belly fat tied to eye disease

New research suggests that people who lose weight around their middle can decrease their odds of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Dry eye syndrome linked to air pollution

Residents of American cities with high levels of air pollution are much more likely to develop dry eye syndrome than people who live in cities with cleaner air.

Steroids improve eyesight

Injections with a steroid improved the eyesight of more than one-quarter of patients suffering from vision-robbing blood clots, according to researchers.

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