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Did you know shingles can affect eyesight?

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  In about 10 to 20 percent of people with shingles, the rash appears in and around the eye. This type of shingles is called ophthalmic herpes zoster. Shingles in the eye can cause scarring, vision loss, and other long-term problems. The first shingles symptom most people notice is a tingling or burning pain, often on one side of their body. The feeling is often in the trunk area, which includes the:           waist           Chest          Ribcage Other early signs are:           Headache           Low fever           Fatigue           Flu-like symptoms Within two to three days, reddened skin, and a rash will appear in the area where you feel like pain. The shingles virus travels along a nerve path, so the rash will often form a line on one side of the body or face. Within a couple of days, painful blisters will pop up on the rash. These blisters will eventually open, and they might bleed. The blisters will gradually crust over and start to heal. The shingles ra

Does dry winter air lead to dry eye?

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  It may seem strange but sunglasses are just as important in winter as they are in summer. The same UV rays that give us sunburns on the beach are just as dangerous on a snowy mountain. Even if most of our skin is covered by thick layers of snow gear our eyes can still be vulnerable without the proper eye protection. The air tends to be dryer in winter than in other seasons, and when we turn on the heaters inside to stay cozy in our homes and cars we dry it out even more. That means anyone prone to dry eye is more likely to feel that gritty eye irritation in winter. Some good strategies for avoiding winter dry eye are staying hydrated and using a humidifier and maybe let the seat warmers do more of the work in the car than the heater.   A Bright snow day can result in snow Blindness Too much sun on a snowy day can lead to snow blindness if we aren’t wearing eye protection. Symptoms of snow blindness include pain and burning in the eyes, feeling like something is stuck in the

Are there any Exercises for Glaucoma Patients?

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  Are there any Exercises for Glaucoma Patients? Any kind of aerobic exercise (such as walking, swimming, biking or working out on stationary machines) is good for your heart and blood flow, which in turn is great for glaucoma patients. If aerobic exercise is good for your brain then automatically it will be good for glaucoma. If you start doing the exercise you can find the greater difference in eye pressure after diagnosis. Weights with low level are good and patients with mild cases of glaucoma can do their regular weight training. The most important one to remember while lifting the weights is you need to breathe. People can reduce their vision loss from glaucoma by controlling their blood pressure, maintaing healthy weight and being physically active. Following these can also help to prevent diabetes and other health problems which will be a high risk for glaucoma. Recent evidence indicates that regular exercise can reduce eye pressure. Those who begin to start the exercise sh

Is Nutrition Important for Good Vision?

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Is Nutrition Important for Good Vision?   Having a diet low in fat and rich in fruits vegetables, whole grains can not only help your heart stay healthy even it helps your eyes to be healthy. Your eyes depend on small arteries for oxygen and nutrients just as heart depend on larger arteries. Keeping those arteries healthy will help your eyes. An ophthalmologists suggested that “Some nutrients keep the eye healthy overall, and some have been found to reduce the risk of eye diseases,” The first ingredient on your multivitamin table is Vitamin A which keeps your eyes healthy.   Deficiency of vitamin A can cause night vision problems, severe dry eyes, which can lead to eye infections and vision loss. Vitamin A plays an important role in the bone growth which helps you to fight with pink eye symptoms and makes your immune system strong. Carrots are a well-known source of vitamin A. Sweet potatoes provide even more vitamin A, Dr. Taylor said. “A sweet potato has more than 200% of the