Pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the covering of the eyeball and inside of the eyelid). This inflammation may lead to redness, tearing, discharge, itching, and pain. Pinkeye is also called conjunctivitis.
Wear safety glasses when you use a hammer or
saw, work with power tools or yard tools such as weed eaters and lawn mowers,
or do any activity that might result in small objects flying into your
Wear special sports glasses or goggles during boxing,
racquetball, soccer, squash, and other sports in which you might receive a blow
to the eye.
Use appropriate safety measures when you use fireworks
Diabetes puts you at greater risk for developing
diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that can lead to
tractional retinal detachment. If you have diabetes,
you can help control and prevent eye problems by having regular eye exams and
by keeping your blood sugar levels within a target range.
Treating a retinal tear can often prevent retinal detachment, but not all
tears need treatment. The decision to treat a tear depends on whether the tear
is likely to progress to a detachment.
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September 09, 2014
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