Contact Lenses Causing Eye Infections

Contact Lenses Causing Eye Infections

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 1 million Americans are treated annually for a common type of eye infection, most often caused by improper contact-lens care. According to the CDC, since 2006, the U.S. has seen three outbreaks of Fusarium karatitis and Acanthamoeba karatitis, two types of […]

Gay Teens Eye Donation Rejected

Gay Teens Eye Donation Rejected

An Iowa teen’s eyes were rejected for donation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because the 16-year-old was gay. Alexander “AJ” Bett committed suicide in June, 2013, after coming out as gay approximately 18 months earlier. The teen had reportedly been viciously bullied before taking his life, but just before he did Bett enrolled as […]

Long Hours at a Computer Can Change Users Eyes

Long Hours at a Computer Can Change Users Eyes

According to a recent study done in Japan, people who spend long hours looking at a computer screen experience the same changes to their tear fluid as do those who are suffering from chronic dry eye. MUC5AC is a protein that is secreted by cells found in the upper eyelids. This is part of the […]