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Glutathione Uses n Side Effects

  Glutathione Uses and Side Effects   What is Glutathione? Glutathione is a substance made from the amino acids glycine, cysteine and glutamic acid. It is produced by your liver and involved in many body processes. Glutathione is involved in tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and in immune system function. What are the Different Name of Glutathione? Gamma-Glutamylcysteinylglycine Gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-Cysteinylglycine Gamma-L-Glutamyl-L-Cystéinylglycine Glutathion, Glutatión L-Gamma-Glutamyl-L-Cysteinyl-Glycine   L-Gamma-Glutamyl-L-Cystéinyl-Glycine L-Glutathion L-Glutathione GSH N-(N-L-gamma-Glutamyl-L-cysteinyl)glycine       Why should I take Glutathione? There are few good uses of Glutathione. People take glutathione for aging, alcohol use disorder, liver disease, heart disease, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these

What are the Types of Eye Infections?

Different Types of Eye Infections

Your eyes are your biggest asset. The world and its contents are beautifully placed but what’s the use of these if you can’t see them. It’s said you can ignore what your ears hear but never ignore what your eye sees, that’s the power of an eye.

We all suffer from an eye problem, may be minor or major but if ever you face any issue in your vision consult a doctor before it becomes a challenge. Vision is a boon to humanity, preserve it well.


Eye infections

What is Red Eyes infection?

The eye surface is covered in blood vessels which expand when it feels any irritation or stress. Even if you lack sleep or allergy your eyes might turn red.

Conjunctivitis or eye infection due to the sun can also be a reason for red eyes. Try an eye drop(mostly prescribed) and give some rest to your eyes or wash it with cold water. In case this doesn’t heal, consult a doctor.


What is Dry Eyes infection?

When the eyes stop secreting its natural water, it results in dry eyes. You might feel the presence of something or a burning sensation due to the loss of water. 

Treat yourself with a doctor’s advice or else prolonged consequences can be loss of vision. 

The recommended treatment may comprise of:-

    Eyes drop (recommended) that work like natural tears

    Plugging something in the tear ducts to lessen drainage

    Lipiflow, applying pressure and heat to treat dry eyes

    Eyelid cream, Testosterone

    Usage of a humidifier at home

    Fish oil and omega-3 supplemented with nutrition

Medicated drops like cyclosporine (Cequa, Restasis) or lifitegrast (Xiidra) to stimulate tear production.

What is Excess Tearing?

Your eyes may be sensitive to dust, light or temperature changes that squeeze out water from your eyes. To prevent just protect your eyes with sunglasses.

Continuous tearing may lead to blocked tear duct or eye infection. These can be treated so do visit a doctor if you face such problems.


What is Glaucoma?

When too much pressure is applied to the eye, the nerve that connects the eye to the brain is damaged which leads to a group of eye diseases. For this regular eye, a checkup is a must.

Visit a doctor for a recommendation. During the initial stage, an eye drop would be suggested but would require surgery for better effects.


What is Eyestrain?

A lot of work like reading, focusing on digital instruments, driving, etc. cause a huge strain on the eyes due to which a pressure is created on the nerves and the eye becomes weary.

It needs some relaxing by resting for a few hours without focusing on anything. In case even after this your eyes feel weary; see a doctor make sure there isn’t anything else.


What is  Cataract?

When light cannot process through your retina easily and your vision is disrupted, you may notice a glare or a halo around lights at night, understand it’s a cataract.

They form slowly and don’t give any previous symptoms like itching, redness, pain, etc.

In mild cases, they don’t block much of your sight but in extreme cases, surgery is suggested.


What is  Night Blindness?

This is a symptom that is due to lack of Vitamin A. Some people are born with it and some might it from a degenerative disease involving the retina which can’t be usually treated.

You might face a challenge to find your way through at night or in dim light. Be extra careful if you are suffering from night blindness and take advice from a doctor to take precautionary measures.


What is  Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)?

When one eye doesn’t develop properly, this condition is known as Lazy Eye which is medically named amblyopia. 

Vision is weaker in the affected eye so one eye stays static while the other eye has the vision but the movement is slow. This condition is found in all age groups irrespective of gender and rarely affects both the eyes. For infants and children, the urgency for treatment is more.

If the treatment is started at the early stage then lifelong vision challenges can be avoided. 

The doctor suggests using contact lenses or corrective glasses and using a patch or any other strategy depending on the condition to make a child use the lazy eye.


What is  Colorblindness?

A condition when either you can’t see a few colors or can’t differentiate a few colors (generally reds and greens), you are suffering from colorblindness. This is due to the cone cells (color cells) either not working properly or its absence in the eye.

In extreme cases, only shades of grey can be seen (but it’s rare). Some people are born colorblind and some develop it due to the dose of certain drugs or affected by some disease- the doctor can identify the cause by a simple test. The males are more prone to have it by birth than females.

There is no as such treatment for the same but special contact glasses can assist to differentiate between certain colors.


What is  Strabismus (Cross Eyes) and Nystagmus?

When you stare at something and understand that the vision is not at par with each other, understand it’s a sign of Strabismus. A common language may call it Cross eyes or Walleye.

To cure oneself of it, a visit to an eye specialist or ophthalmologist is a must.

Nystagmus is a condition due to which there is continuous involuntary eye movement.

Surgery or vision therapy is suggested to make the eyesight stronger. This treatment is suggested after the doctor analyses the condition of the affected and understands what suits best.


What is  Uveitis?

Uveitis is a condition where the middle layer of the eye contains maximum blood vessels. The Prolonged condition may destroy eye tissue or cause loss of vision. 

All age groups can be affected and its symptoms may be temporary or may take a long time.

This is more seen in people with a weaker immune system who may be suffering from AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis. 

The symptoms can be highlighted as:-

    Eye Redness

    Blurred Vision


    Sensitive to light

As you feel any of the following above, do see a doctor. The uveitis can be of different types as it’s a group of a disease so a doctor would diagnose it accordingly.


What is  Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a condition when one loses the ability to see small prints or any object that is close by.

This appears when the eyes lose its elasticity and it’s normal in aging. To support the vision reading glasses, contact lens, or eye surgery (LASIK) can be done.


What is  Floaters?

Tiny specks of dust like objects flow in the mid of your vision. It can be clearly spotted in a more lighted space.

Floaters are normal but in serious cases can cause retinal detachment (when the retina separates from the layer underneath). 

Due to this, you may see either dark patches or flashes of light in the mid of your vision.

See a doctor if the conditions increase as they might affect the peripheral vision by bringing in a curtain.


What are Retinal Disorders?

A thin lining on the back of the eyes that capture the image and pass them to the brain to identify is the Retina. 

So any disruption is the retina causes a blockage in the transfer. The Retina Disorder varies like:-

    When the retina breaks down into small portion called macula, it’s macular degeneration (Age-related)

    When due to diabetes the blood vessels in the retina are damaged, its diabetic retinopathy.

    When the retina separates from the underneath layer it causes Retinal detachment.

A diagnosis in the early stages can help stop fatal problems.


WHat is Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)?

When the tissue at the back of your eyes curtains the sclera that gets inflamed you are affected by conjunctivitis.

Signs are- itching, burning, water discharge, redness or you feel the essence of some particle in your eye.

They may be caused due to exposure to chemicals or allergies. Touch your eyes after you have worked on something, this can reduce getting affected to conjunctivitis.


What is Corneal Disease?

The Cornea is the window to the vision; it supports light to penetrate in. Exposure to toxins, injury or any infection and disease may damage it. The signs are- redness, watery eyes, pain halo effect.

Visit a doctor at an early stage. The treatment would include- new glasses, prescribed eye drops and in extreme cases, surgery helps.


What is  Eyelid Problem?

Your eyelid is a barrier to all infection. They protect your eyes from extreme light and other dust. Blinking spams at other edges near eyelashes, pain, and itching can cause eyelid problems. The treatment would include medication, cleaning the eyelids and even surgery at extreme problems.


Vision Changes

As aging penetrates the vision may become weaker. Glasses or contact lenses do support in this case but then when the vision is too much of a trouble, LASIK (surgery) helps a lot.

Other eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are vision problems. An eye checkup routine is a must to safeguard oneself from these problems.

If you find any blurry vision or temporary sight disturbance do see a doctor or else it may turn out fatal. An eye is not a joke. In case you need an emergency call in the US on 911.


Problem with Contact Lenses

Touch your contact lenses with clean hands. Take care of the guidelines to keep your eyes safe from its effects:-

    Do not try homemade solutions for your lenses.

    Putting contact lenses in your mouth to wet them is infectious.

    Use prescribed eye drops for your lenses.

    Do not scratch your eyes when you are on with your lenses.

    Never sleep with your lenses on even though they are FDA approved. They may turn out risky for your eyes.

Even after all the safety measures your eyes still face irritation then you may be allergic to lenses or might have dry eyes. In such cases, glasses would be a better option for you.


Keep your eyes safe because they are the ones that help you see the beautiful world. Once gone very difficult to get them back.

Author's Bio

Name: Gwynneth May

Educational Qualification: MBBS, MD (Medicine) Gold Medalist

Profession: Doctor

Experience: 16 Years of Work Experience as a Medical Practitioner

About Me

Reviewed by:

Dr. Arif Zakaria

Education:MD (ophthalmology)
ExperienceL 12 years as an ophthalmologist


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