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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