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Jun 25, 2020

How to Avoid Eye Injuries from Fireworks

Every year around the Fourth of July, doctors see hundreds of preventable eye injuries caused by the unsafe handling of fireworks. Here’s what experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah say you should know about the dangers, how to prevent injuries, and what to do—and not to do—in case of injury.

Jun 17, 2020

Tips for Avoiding Foggy Eyeglasses When You Wear Your Face Mask

If you wear glasses and are helping slow the spread of coronavirus by wearing a mask, you’ve probably experienced foggy lenses the moment you put on the mask. What to do? An optical shop expert at the John A. Moran Eye Center shares some tips.

Jun 15, 2020

When to Consider Cataract Surgery: Coronavirus Update

When do you know it’s time for cataract surgery, especially with COVID-19 safety considerations? Experts at the Moran Eye Center share what they look for during comprehensive eye exams to develop treatment plans and offer tips for delaying cataracts.

May 29, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Social Distancing Challenges for People With Vision Loss—and How to Help

Social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for the blind and visually impaired. Experts and patients at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah discuss the challenges and how to help.

Apr 29, 2020

Does Wearing Contact Lenses Increase Your Chance of Getting COVID-19?

Suggested metadata: Are contact lens wearers at higher risk for coronavirus infection since they may touch their eyes more than average? Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer facts and hygiene tips that should ease concerns of contact lens and eyeglass wearers alike.

Apr 12, 2020

Stop Touching or Rubbing Your Eyes to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus Infection

Medical advice to stop rubbing your eyes is more important than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah tell you why touching your eyes can be dangerous and offer tips to reduce your chances of coronavirus infection.

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The Scope

When to Seek Treatment for Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Jul 7, 2020

Knee injuries are extremely common for young athletes in any sport. Whether it comes from a hard hit or a bad pivot, many knee injuries can be serious and may need immediate treatment. Sports medicine physician explains what symptoms you need to be on the lookout for to make sure your athlete can get back in the game.

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What is the Best Way to Manage Your Allergy Symptoms?

Jun 25, 2020

Unfortunately, there is no cure for allergies—you can only manage the symptoms. The best allergy management is to avoid the allergen entirely, but that can sometimes be impossible. Allergy expert Dr. Gretchen Oakley explains how sprays, pills, and eye drops can be a part of your allergy management plan, and when you need to call in an expert.

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Mental Wellness in Older Adults During COVID-19

Jun 15, 2020

Feelings of anxiety and isolation can be prevalent in individuals over the age of 65. For this older group, shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic can make the feelings of being disconnected and anxious even worse. How can you make sure that your older loved ones are keeping mentally healthy during the time of coronavirus? Dr. Mark Supiano shares some of his strategies to stay connected while physically distancing.

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A Cleft Team Can Improve Your Child’s Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip Treatment

Jun 15, 2020

The first three months of development are crucial for parents with a child born with cleft palate or cleft lip. The steps taken during this time can significantly impact the success of future corrective procedures. Dr. Barbu Gociman, University of Utah Health surgeon and member of the Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Center at Primary Children’s Hospital, explains why these first few months are critical for your child and how a comprehensive cleft team can set up you and your child for success.

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