eye infection

‘Pink Eye’ Sidelines Bob Costas at Olympics

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFor the first time since 1998, NBC’s Bob Costas won’t be hosting the network’s prime-time Olympics show, thanks to an eye infection most of us recognize from childhood. Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, has sidelined Costas — not surprising if you’ve been watching him for the past few days. Each night, his eyes have looked increasingly red and swollen. On Tuesday he woke up with both eyes crusty and swollen shut, the New York Times reported, and he told the network he …

Eye-Popping: The Unclean Things We Do To Contact Lenses

Posted on 12/14/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNeed more proof that people do bizarre and risky things? How about using beer, lemonade or baby oil as contact lens solution? A  survey last month by Bausch + Lomb, a lens solution manufacturer, found that 20 percent of people admitted that they have sometimes resorted to, shall we say, unconventional fluids for contact lens solution, despite the fact that none of them are even remotely safe to be used in the eye. An “overwhelming” proportion also reported using saliva or …