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What role do immune cells play in dry eye?

Dry eye and inflammation that arise from disruption of moisturizing oil glands in the eyelids could be due to blockage by immune cells, a new…

How to make saline solution

Saline solution is easy to make at home using salt and water. Here, we look at how to make saline solution, its uses, and how…

What to know about punctal plugs for dry eye

Punctal plugs are small medical devices that doctors can insert into the tear ducts in a procedure called punctal occlusion. The plugs may be temporary…

What is a slit lamp exam?

A slit lamp exam is a routine procedure where a doctor shines a light into the eye to look for injuries or diseases. These may…

Causes of mouth sores in people with HIV

People living with HIV have a higher risk of developing mouth sores. Possible causes include viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, canker sores, and dry mouth.…

Could sonic hedgehog be the answer to hair loss?

Despite much scientific effort, regrowing hair is still not possible. A recent study asks whether the sonic hedgehog signaling pathway could offer clues. Source: MedicalNewsToday.com