Mayo Clinic Q and A: Relief for your dry eyes

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My eyes have gotten drier as I’ve gotten older, and I’ve tried eye drops for relief. But some eye drops feel irritating, and others seem to have a rather thick consistency. What options do I have? ANSWER: Dry eyes occur when your tears — a mixture of water, fatty oils and mucus […]

Consumer Health Tips: Presbyopia and your aging eyes

Presbyopia: A cause of blurred distance vision? Having trouble focusing your eyes at different distances? It could be an early symptom of an age-related vision change. *** Also in today’s tips … Meniere’s disease: It’s not just dizziness Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo and problems with hearing, […]

Discovery’s Edge: Eyes gone bad

The eye’s outermost tissue, the cornea, is a bit more substantial than you might imagine. It’s made up of lots of types of cells and structural proteins, arranged in highly organized layers. At about 560 µm (1/45 of an inch), the cornea is transparent, but about as thick and bendy as a credit card. For […]

Parasite Wonders: The Eyes Have It

This week’s case is in honor of the third annual Contact Lens Health Week (August 22-26). Contact lenses were received from a young adult male with bilateral conjunctivitis, photophobia and eye pain. These symptoms began shortly after he had been swimming in a freshwater lake while wearing his contact lenses. What was the cause? Every […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Keep Your Eyes on Fireworks Safety

Every Fourth of July, emergency departments see an influx of injuries caused by fireworks. Mayo Clinic experts say the hands, face and eyes are particularly vulnerable. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams discusses fireworks safety with Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist Dr. Jose Pulido. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (:59) is in […]

Weekend Wellness: New treatments for dry eyes may help if standard treatments fail

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes dry eyes? Is there an effective treatment other than constantly using eye drops to keep them moist? ANSWER: Dry eyes happen when your eyes do not make enough tears or when those tears are poor quality. Treatment of dry eyes often includes medication, eye drops or ointment. But new treatments […]

Enhanced Critical Care: “It’s like having an extra set of eyes on every patient.”

  Critically ill patients are benefiting from a new program designed to improve care and shorten hospital stays. The Mayo Clinic Enhanced Critical Care program offers 24/7 remote monitoring of the sickest patients at six Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals. Critical care specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and program medical director Sean Caples, D.O., says, “This is a more […]

The Eye-Popping Truth About Why We Close Our Eyes When We Sneeze

Optometrist Bert Moritz, D.O., of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., explains that six extraocular muscles firmly hold the eye in the socket, making it almost impossible for eyeball subluxing (what a relief!).  And though it may feel as if pressure builds in your entire face before you sneeze, it doesn’t increase in your […]

Watery Dry Eyes

It may seem like an impossibility, but Mayo Clinic Dr. Sophie Bakri explains who dry eyes can actually cause them to be watery. To listen, click the link below. Watery Dry Eyes

Watery Eyes

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Sophie Bakri discusses watery eyes. To listen, click the link below. Watery Eyes