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HYPERTENSION — can your blood pressure affect your eyes?

HYPERTENSION High blood pressure can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Healthy arteries are flexible, strong, and elastic. Their inner lining is smooth, so that blood flows easily. The tiny blood vessels in your eyes are like long skinny balloons: they are tough to blow up. But if you keep blowing these […]
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GECKOS LICK BUT WE DON’T — Dry Eye

It is surprising to think that watery eyes are sign of dry eyes but they are! Ever see a gecko lick its eyes? Well, those animals don’t have eyelids so they have to keep the skin of the eyes moist by licking them. If they don’t lick then they can’t see, because the skin of […]
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EGGS FLORENTINE ANYONE? — the importance of Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are yellow and red pigments found in yummy vegetables that we eat. Lutein is used in the retina to protect the eye tissue from sun damage. Think of it as an internal layer of sunscreen to protect the center of the vision in the human eye from degenerative aging due to sun […]
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