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Health Check: what caused my stye and can I get rid of it?

Health Check: what caused my stye and can I get rid of it?

Styes occur when glands on the eyelid become blocked and infected. When these glands become infected, the oils they secrete, which usually have a smooth olive oil consistency, become thick and waxy and resemble more of a toothpaste-like texture. This obstructs the glands and they fill up, and more bacteria can grow. It’s a similar process to when pimples form on your skin.

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Curing blindness with stem cells – here’s the latest science

Curing blindness with stem cells – here’s the latest science

Although scientists have previously had success isolating and maintaining retina stem cells in the laboratory, there is still more work to do before these cells can be routinely delivered to patients for treatment. The first big challenge is figuring out how treatments can safely be delivered into the patient’s eye in the right location.

March 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Experimental stem cell treatment blinds three women

Experimental stem cell treatment blinds three women

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News An experimental treatment — which blinded three women after stem cells from abdominal fat were injected into their eyes — was advertised on a government-run clinical trial website but lacked proper safeguards, researchers reported Wednesday. The report in the New England Journal of Medicine notes that the procedures were […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Diabetic eye damage common among young with diabetes, study

Diabetic eye damage common among young with diabetes, study

Shantell M. Kirkendoll University of Michigan Health System A study including more than 4,000 people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes — all under age 21 — revealed a troubling eye health trend. Blindness and eye problems may seem far in the future for children and teenagers with diabetes. But a new study […]

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Docs in Northwest tweak aid-in-dying drugs to prevent prolonged deaths

Docs in Northwest tweak aid-in-dying drugs to prevent prolonged deaths

By JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News Two years after an abrupt price hike for a lethal drug used by terminally ill patients to end their lives, doctors in the Northwest are once again rethinking aid-in-dying medications — this time because they’re taking too long to work. The concerned physicians say they’ve come up with yet another alternative […]

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Starts today: Free dental, vision & medical care at Seattle Center — October 27-30

Starts today: Free dental, vision & medical care at Seattle Center — October 27-30

Learn more: Read Frequently Asked Questions Download a patient outreach flyer: አማርኛ (Amharic)   عَرَبِيّ (Arabic)     汉语/漢語 (Chinese)      English      한국어 (Korean)      Afaan Oromoo (Oromo) Limba Română (Romanian)     русский язык (Russian)    Af-Soomaali (Somali)     Español (Spanish) Wikang Tagalog (Tagalog)    ትግርኛ (Tigrinya)     Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) Download a patient outreach 11×17 poster: አማርኛ (Amharic)    عَرَبِيّ (Arabic)     汉语/漢語 (Chinese)   […]

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Insurance doesn’t ensure children get eye exams, study

Insurance doesn’t ensure children get eye exams, study

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Kids from less affluent homes, even when they have health insurance, are not as likely as others to get vision screenings that can identify conditions like lazy eye before the damage becomes irreversible, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Michigan examined commercial health insurance claims data between 2001 […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More