Optician Magazine / Dr. Ming Wang Eyes on Mars October 2, 2019

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Ophthalmologist Dr Ming Wang, the director of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center in Nashville, Tennessee, describes the rover’s array of visionary cameras and sensors as ‘incredible’.

‘This allows it to collect panoramic data from many sources including ahead and below. In this way, the vision in some ways significantly surpasses that of human vision, which is limited to a fairly narrow field left and right and up and down,’ says Dr Wang, who holds a doctoral degree in laser physics.

The 2020 vision system performed well in the test, he notes, adding that its robotic vision is designed to gather ‘gross information for navigation’. The system focuses more on volume and data integration than exact resolution, because navigation does not require total exactitude.

Anyway, robotic vision is ‘an evolving field’, he says, adding that it is exciting to see how much progress has been made. In future, robot vision just might exceed human vision, he says. ’Multiple cameras can provide more information on depth than humans can gather with our two fixed eyes. Laser displacement systems can use reflected light to more precisely measure distances than humans can with our naked eyes.’

The resulting phenomenal resolution may exceed what we naturally experience – an impressive 576 megapixels, according to Curiosity.com.

Even so, he says, while humans tie visual input to experience and read data ‘seamlessly’, a robot has limited ability to interpret and use it.

‘I feel that the chief challenge is not the acquisition of the data, but the interpretation of the data.’ Whereas gathering it is easy, it is hard to arm a robot with the programming needed to exploit the data and guide its interaction, he says.

He frames the outlook for the future of robot vision as ‘very interesting to see’. ‘There is such potential for incredible advances, as input sources can be almost limitless.’

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All About Vision / Dr. Ming Wang Reading glasses: How they help with up-close vision October 2, 2019

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Lori Steigerwald sees reading glasses from a unique perspective: She wears them and sells them.

Steigerwald has worn reading glasses for about 25 years. As national sales manager for retailer I Heart Eyewear and wholesaler Ron’s Optical in Livermore, California, she has sold hundreds upon hundreds of pairs of reading glasses.

As such, Steigerwald understands the importance of donning a pair of high-quality reading glasses if your up-close vision isn’t what it used to be.

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MSN.com / Dr. Ming Wang 100 Ways Your Home Could Be Making You Sick August 21, 2019

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Your trip home every day is a matter of life and death. You’re dodging other cars. You’re worrying about what to eat. You’re ducking your neighbor, the one with halitosis. When you finally shut your front door, a sense of calm prevails: You made it. You’re home.

But are you safe?

Shocking new research proves there are health dangers lurking in every house, with threats found in your dishwasher, shower, bedroom and more. In fact, there’s not a room untouched by scary substances that might make you sick. The Remedy asked the country’s top researchers for exactly what the issues are and how to solve each problem, so you can be happier, healthier, and safer–where it matters most.

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BestLife / Dr. Ming Wang 45 Sneaky Signs You’re Unhealthier Than You May Think August 16, 2019

45 Sneaky Signs You’re Unhealthier Than You May Think

Thinking that you’re healthy and actually being healthy are two very different things. You can go to the gym every week, floss after every meal, and go to sleep every night before 10 p.m., and still, you might be suffering in silence without even realizing it. But now is the time to learn about these less obvious health symptoms that could indicate a serious issue is going on–because when it comes to your health, knowledge is power.

#21: You have trouble driving at night

With cars flashing their brights at you and poorly lit roads, driving at night isn’t easy for anyone. However, if you find that driving after sunset is becoming increasingly difficult, this could be a sign of an eye issue.

“If a patient, generally age 50 and above, is bothered by symptoms such as difficulty in dim light, glare and halos, and trouble driving at night, they should consider seeing an eye doctor as this could indicate that they may need to have cataract surgery,” says Ming Wang, MD, PhD, of the Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. “Once performed, surgery can generally alleviate these symptoms.”

#22: You have pain behind your eyes

“One of the most commonly misunderstood symptoms of a sinus infection is eye pain,” says Wang. “This occurs because the sinuses sit in areas above, below, and next to the eyes. When pressure builds up in these areas, it can cause a dull pain that feels like it is coming from around or behind the eyes when it is actually coming from the sinuses.”

#23: Your vision suddenly changes

People of all ages and genders suffer from poor vision that requires correction. But while it’s unfortunately normal for our eyes to slowly deteriorate, you should be slightly more concerned if your vision changes suddenly out of the blue.

“Sudden vision changes could indicate a wide range of issues including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, vascular occlusions in the eye, retinal detachment, acute glaucoma, and more,” says Wang. “Patients should seek the care of an eye doctor immediately with any sudden vision change.”

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EyeWorld / Dr. Ming Wang Artificial Tears Playbook for Dry Eye August 16, 2019

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Artificial tears are often the first line of defense for dry eye. Because they are so ubiquitous in eyecare, ophthalmologists and optometrists must regularly evaluate what’s new to the artificial tears market and what tear-use practices are most effective for patients.

Although some patients already use artificial tears, they may decide to visit their eye doctor because the drops don’t seem to be enough. They may think they need to try a different kind of tear or treatment. Some may realize the value of getting to the root cause of their dry eye.

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MSN / Dr. Ming Wang 50 Unexpected Health Problems After 50 July 24, 2019

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Fifty is the new 40. And since 40 is the new 30, and 30 is the new 20, well–if you’re over 50, you’re basically 21, right?

In all seriousness, we’re glad age is just a number. Except for one thing: No one told your body.

After age 50, unexpected health problems can plague you, and prevent you from having the life you deserve. Unafraid to stare into the abyss, The Remedy asked the world’s top doctors about the most common ailments, and how you can get ahead of them. Read on, and save the surprises for your next birthday party.

 

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Eat This, Not That! / Dr. Ming Wang Things Doctors Do to Live Longer: They Bring Their Own Lunch July 10, 2019

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“It can be easy with the busy routine of medicine to fall into poor eating habits,” says Dr. Wang. “After all, fast food and unhealthy options are much easier to come by. I feel it is important to make conscious decisions to eat healthier. The easiest way to do this is bring my own lunch to work when I can. Because food cooked at home can generally be prepared much more healthy than what is bought from a restaurant, it is a good way to control exactly what I am eating in the correct portion. It also has another benefit of avoiding the stress that can come from trying to grab a lunch if the lunch hour is busy.”

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Eat This, Not That! / Dr. Ming Wang Things Doctors Do to Live Longer: They Just Gotta Dance! July 10, 2019

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“Ballroom dancing has been a passion of mine since college at Harvard and MIT, when I was members of ballroom dancing clubs,” says Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD, an ophthalmologist in Nashville. “I still practice it today weekly and participate in local and regional championships. I find it to be a great way to relax, relieve stress, as well as stay active.” He also believes it’s helped him become a better doctor. “Through learning ballroom dancing, which requires connection and communications between two people as they move together synchronously, I have learned to feel what a patient feels, to listen to my patients, to communicate with them better, and the be more sensitive and aware of their suffering and needs.”

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Eat This, Not That! / Dr. Ming Wang Unexpected Health Problems After 50: You’ve Got Dry Eye July 9, 2019

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Jennifer Aniston is 50 years old. No wonder she’s doing ads for dry eye. “With age, the tear gland–called the lacrimal gland–has been shown to produce less tear volume,” says Dr. Ming Wang, an ophthalmologist. “Glands in the eyelids–called themeibomian glands–also start to atrophy and often produce less of the oily part of the tears that prevent their evaporation. Both of these factors contribute to nearly everyone over age 50 suffering from some form of dry eye. Dry eye produces symptoms including grittiness, watering, red eye, intermittent blurred vision, and discomfort.”

Recommendation: “Treatment includes over the counter tears. If these are not sufficient, a doctor can prescribe medications or treat with in office therapies,” says Dr. Wang.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang How To Take Care Of Your Eyes Every Day, According To Experts July 2, 2019

It’s easy to go through the day without paying much attention to your eyeballs, or their overall health. But it’s also easy to add in a few habits here and there in an effort to take better care of your eyes. And maybe even prevent issues down the road.

That said, there are things you can do every day, as well, to protect your eyes and take better care of them. Read on for a few simple tips that can make a big difference, according to experts.

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Insider / Dr. Ming Wang 8 signs you could need glasses, even if you don’t think you do July 2, 2019

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If you weren’t prescribed glasses as a kid, you might just think that you don’t need them and that you might never need them. This isn’t always the case.

Knowing some of the signs that you need glasses (or some other vision-related treatment) can help you determine when it’s time to schedule an extra exam with your eye doctor.

Here are some signs you might need glasses.

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Fox17-Nashville / Dr. Ming Wang Middle Tennessee doctor warns of hidden dangers in laundry pods, detergents June 6, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A Middle Tennessee doctor is warning consumers about the hidden danger of laundry pods and detergents.

Viral online challenges have previously highlighted the dangers of ingesting laundry pods but Dr. Ming Wang of the Wang Vision Institute says laundry detergents can pose a risk to those using them for their intended purpose.

Pods, powder, and liquid laundry detergents are “basic agents” says Dr. Wang, meaning they have higher alkaline levels. “Detergents have to have a ph of seven to eleven because they’re meant to attach to clothing and pull from the clothing. Only higher alkalines do this and these can be the most damaging to the eye,” Dr. Wang says.

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BestLife / Dr. Ming Wang 50 Silent Signs You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are May 30, 2019

50 Silent Signs You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are

Thinking that you’re healthy and actually being healthy are two very different things. You can go to the gym every week, floss after every meal, and go to sleep every night before 10 p.m., and still, you might be suffering in silence without even realizing it. But now is the time to learn abut the silent health symptoms that could indicate a serious issue is going on. Because when it comes to your health, knowledge is power.

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Accuweather.com / Dr. Ming Wang Capture stunning Manhattanhenge sunset photos like a pro with these expert tips May 30, 2019

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As thousands prepare to descend upon New York City’s streets to view the famous Manhattanhenge sunset, social media will likely be flooded with photos from residents and tourists who captured their best images of the celestial sunset, which happens four times annually.

Spectators who miss the two Manhattanhenge occurrences in May can wait until July to catch the year’s final showings of the unique event in which the sunset beams down the Manhattan street grid’s east- and westward roads in perfect alignment. That is, of course, if clouds don’t threaten to thwart views of the spectacular display, which has occasionally occurred in previous years.

Onlookers will want to capture the most stunning photos of the gorgeous sunset. Professional photographers shared their tips with AccuWeather for snapping great sunset images just in time for Manhattanhenge.

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AARP Health / Dr. Ming Wang How Sunglasses Can Protect Your Eyes May 15, 2019

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We reach for sunscreen because we know it’s necessary for protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. But when we grab a pair of sunglasses, we may be thinking more about the way they look than about how important they are for protecting our eyes.

“Many patients underestimate how much UV rays can pose a significant risk to their vision,” says Samuel Pierce, an optometrist in private practice in Trussville, Ala., and president of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

In fact, a survey by the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that fewer than half (47 percent) of Americans check the UV ray protection level before buying sunglasses. Here’s how to get smarter about shades.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Weird Things Your Body Can Predict, According To Science May 9, 2019

Whether or not people can actually predict the future is debatable. But according to science, you may not need any kind of psychic ability to predict what’s going to happen. The human body can do some things you may not even be aware of. As weird as it may sound, your body has the ability to predict certain things.

Before you get too excited, these predictions have nothing to do with how many children you’re going to have or how much money you’ll be making in 10 years. Instead, it can clue you in to potential health issues down the road and even how long you’re going to live.

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Optometric Management / Dr. Ming Wang Subscriber Exclusive: Tips on Managing Diabetic Patients May 7, 2019

“Optometrists are often the first to suspect and recommend testing for diabetes, based on clinical findings during [comprehensive] eye exams,” says Francisco Burgos, O.D., A.B.C.M.O., Katzen Eye Group, Lutherville, Md. This is important as more than 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the U.S. population, had diabetes as of 2015, The American Diabetes Association reports. Furthermore, more than 84.1 million U.S. adults are pre-diabetic, and more than 90% of them don’t even know they have it, according to the CDC.

As such, optometrists should have in place practices to serve these patients to the best of their abilities, specifically, developing relationships with primary care providers, adding value via providing patient education, tracking clinical signs and, finally, coding appropriately.

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MEL Magazine / Dr. Ming Wang Why Do So Many Gamers Get Motion Sickness? May 2, 2019

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A few months ago, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Nintendo Switch. It’s the first gaming system I’ve owned since the Nintendo 64 growing up, and I told myself it’d be a good way to wean myself away from social media whenever I have downtime.

And then I remembered why I hadn’t bought a system since the Nintendo 64: I get awful motion sickness from first-person POV games. After 10 minutes of running around the Great Plateau in Breath of the Wild (the most recent installment of the Zelda series), I was running to my bathroom to blow chunks.

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Ming Wang If Your Eye Is Twitching, Here’s What It Could Mean April 25, 2019

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Despite the name, your eye isn’t actually moving at all. It’s that pesky eyelid. Eyelid twitching is pretty common and usually nothing to worry about, according to Dr. Ming Wang, PhD, Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center. The condition of temporary or long-term eye twitching is called eyelid myokymia and it is the result of an involuntary misfiring of the neurons that stimulate your eyelid muscles.

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Huffington Post / Dr. Ming Wang 11 Unexpected Ways You Can Relieve Headaches April 12, 2019

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Headaches are a pain that many of us have to deal with on a daily basis. While some pass by quickly, others can linger, causing people to miss out on social engagements, lag behind at work or just feel downright awful.

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AARP / Dr. Ming Wang What to Know About Eye Floaters and Flashes April 3, 2019

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Almost everyone will experience eye floaters in their lifetime, especially as they get older. They’re those tiny spots or lines that look like they’re in front of the eye, but they are actually floating inside it. Flashes, which look like streaks of lightning, are more common with age, too. Most of the time, neither floaters nor flashes are cause for worry. But under certain circumstances, they require immediate medical attention. Here’s what you need to know to protect your vision.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Little-Known Effects Of Having Extremely Dry Eyes March 4, 2019

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There are so many symptoms and problems that can stem from having dry eyes, including blurry vision, pain, redness, and even weird visual effects. It’s nobody’s definition of a good time. And yet so many folks deal with it on a regular basis.

“Studies show anywhere from 30 to 60 million Americans suffer from some form of dry eye, especially in the winter months,” Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD, of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, tells Bustle. That’s a lot of people rubbing their eyes and blinking frantically in an effort to see.

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EyeWorld / Dr. Ming Wang 10 tips for effective advertising February 6, 2019

Ready to get the best bang for your buck with your practice advertising in 2019? Then plan, be patient, and invest some time and money into the right message. The good news, for starters, is that eye practices traditionally are open to cutting-edge advertising and marketing ideas. “Ophthalmologists have historically been one of the most progressive groups regarding marketing,” said Chad Erickson, vice president of marketing and business development, Advice Media, Park City, Utah. This includes cutting-edge websites, YouTube channels with educational videos, and engaging social media, Mr. Erickson said. However, there’s always room for improvement. Here are 10 ways to maximize your traditional and digital ad dollars in the new year.

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Prevention / Dr. Ming Wang 6 Signs Your Awful Cold Has Actually Turned Into a Sinus Infection February 4, 2019

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Congestion. A runny nose. A sore throat. These are cold symptoms we know all too well. But what happens when all the chicken soup and vitamin C in the world don’t seem to be doing the trick? It may be one of the sneaky signs that you actually have a sinus infection.

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sheknows / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Surprising Ways Winter Affects Your Health & How to Deal With Them January 24, 2019

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Winter is in full swing and not quite yet ready to give up its grasp on us. While the season brings some gorgeous, crisp weather, winter also has a slew of unique health issues that come along for the ride. We spoke with experts to find out what we should be on the lookout for and, better yet, how to prevent them in the first place.

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AARP / Dr. Ming Wang High Tech Innovations for Low Vision January 8, 2019

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Assistance for people with vision impairment has come a long way in recent years. Before tech transformed health care, the main option for vision assistance was magnifying lenses. Today’s tools include not only better magnification devices, but also apps and other products that use audio or tactile, rather than visual, feedback.

“These kinds of things put the zest and joy back in life for people who think they’ve had to give up some things,” says Neva Fairchild, an independent living specialist with the American Foundation for the Blind who is herself visually impaired. Fairchild was able to read a Valentine’s Day card from her daughter for the first time this year using an app called Seeing AI (more on that below).

Among the latest and most interesting innovations:

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EyeWorld / Dr. Ming Wang Ophthalmologist shares his passion for ballroom dancing December 7, 2018

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Dr. Wang discussed his childhood in China, how he became involved in the ophthalmic profession, and the evolution of his interest in ballroom dancing.

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Next Avenue / Dr. Ming Wang Why People in Their 50s and 60s Are Having Cataract Surgery November 30, 2018

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If you think cataracts are an eye ailment only afflicting people 70 or older, think again. More, younger patients are getting cataracts and having cataract surgery than ever, according to Dr. Ming Wang, an ophthalmologist in Nashville.

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Accuweather / Dr. Ming Wang How to avoid irritated, dried-out eyes while wearing contact lenses in cold weather November 14, 2018

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During the colder months, contact lens wearers might notice more eye discomfort than usual. The chilly, dry air can also zap moisture from the eyes, making contact lenses more likely to irritate a person’s vision.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Little-Known Symptoms Of A Hormonal Imbalance To Look Out For October 24, 2018

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While worrying about having balanced hormones in your 20s might seem unnecessary, you likely are aware of the most well-known symptoms, like moodiness and hot flashes. Hormonal issues, however, often don’t discriminate based off of age. Knowing the symptoms of hormone imbalance is a good way to make sure you’re as healthy as possible both now and in the future.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 6 Health Problems You’re More & Less Prone To If You Have Brown Eyes October 12, 2018

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Your eyeballs can have quite a few health problems, all on their own. So it’s important to monitor your vision for changes, and see an eye doctor if anything feels out of the ordinary. But depending on your eye color, you might also be prone to certain health issues, both related and unrelated to the actual eye itself.

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elite daily / Dr. Ming Wang Is It OK To Nap With Your Contacts In? Experts Say It’s Best Not To & Here’s Why September 11, 2018

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Imagine this: a warm Saturday afternoon with no more chores to check off of your to-do list. You have no plans, no responsibilities, nothing to worry about except enjoying the time to yourself. If you’re anything like me, this kind of day can nudge you into an impromptu, refreshing nap in no time at all. But, for some people, drifting off isn’t as simple as just closing your eyes. If you aren’t lucky enough to have 20/20 vision (same, friend), you’ve probably wondered whether it’s OK to nap with your contacts in. Not to scare you too much, but according to experts, taking your contact lenses out of your eyes is one pre-nap ritual you should definitely be sure to make time for.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Fascinating Signs Your Itchiness Is Actually A Larger Health Issue August 29, 2018

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It’s totally common to be itchy from time to time. However, if the feeling sticks around, sometimes that itchiness can be a symptom a larger health issue. In other words, even something as small as a tick bite can turn into a serious infection, causing larger health problems down the line. For that reason, it’s important to check in with your body and recognize when itching might actually need extra medical attention.

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Medium / Dr. Ming Wang 33 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future Of The United States August 22, 2018

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Dozing off with our contact lenses in is all too easy sometimes, especially after a long day. But sleeping with your contacts in is actually super dangerous. According to LiveScience, about one-third of contact lens users report napping or sleeping with contacts in, but according to research, sleeping with your contacts lenses in can lead to some scary eye injuries. In a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers think they may have pinpointed why sleeping with contacts in is so dang risky. Apparently, the risk of corneal infections is scary high when it comes to sleeping with contacts in, and the risk is even higher if contacts are kept in overnight. When you watch the news, it sometimes feels like the US is unraveling. But while we definitely have some problems that need fixing, there is still a ton that we can be optimistic about in the US.

Sometimes it takes someone with an outside perspective to give us a bit of an objective reality check.

The most famous example of this was Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville was a French diplomat, a foreigner, who helped Americans appreciate how lucky they really were.

Similarly, I reached out to more than 30 successful immigrants, people who came to the US with almost nothing and built very successful careers and asked them to share why we can be optimistic about the US’s future today.

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buzzfeed / Dr. Ming Wang 33 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Future Of The United States August 22, 2018

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Dozing off with our contact lenses in is all too easy sometimes, especially after a long day. But sleeping with your contacts in is actually super dangerous. According to LiveScience, about one-third of contact lens users report napping or sleeping with contacts in, but according to research, sleeping with your contacts lenses in can lead to some scary eye injuries. In a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers think they may have pinpointed why sleeping with contacts in is so dang risky. Apparently, the risk of corneal infections is scary high when it comes to sleeping with contacts in, and the risk is even higher if contacts are kept in overnight. When you watch the news, it sometimes feels like the US is unraveling. But while we definitely have some problems that need fixing, there is still a ton that we can be optimistic about in the US.

Sometimes it takes someone with an outside perspective to give us a bit of an objective reality check.

The most famous example of this was Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville was a French diplomat, a foreigner, who helped Americans appreciate how lucky they really were.

Similarly, I reached out to more than 30 successful immigrants, people who came to the US with almost nothing and built very successful careers and asked them to share why we can be optimistic about the US’s future today.

I hope you find these ideas meaningful.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang Sleeping With Your Contacts In Can Lead To These Scary Injuries, A New CDC Report Says August 22, 2018

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Dozing off with our contact lenses in is all too easy sometimes, especially after a long day. But sleeping with your contacts in is actually super dangerous. According to LiveScience, about one-third of contact lens users report napping or sleeping with contacts in, but according to research, sleeping with your contacts lenses in can lead to some scary eye injuries. In a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers think they may have pinpointed why sleeping with contacts in is so dang risky. Apparently, the risk of corneal infections is scary high when it comes to sleeping with contacts in, and the risk is even higher if contacts are kept in overnight.

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shape / Dr. Ming Wang Did You Know That You Can Get Skin Cancer On Your Eyelid? August 9, 2018

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Skin cancer is on the rise, especially among women. With that scary news has come a push to encourage people to wear sunscreen all the time–whether or not you’re sunbathing–and to pay attention to sneaky spots that are often forgotten, like the scalp. But there’s another area you’re likely missing: your eyelids. Yes, that’s right. You can get skin cancer on your eyelids.

While it isn’t a super common occurance–it accounts for just 10 percent of all facial skin cancers–skin cancer on the eyelids can be deadly if left ignored. Here, the important risk factors and symptoms of eyelid cancer, plus what to keep in mind to protect yourself this summer and all year round. (Related: How Often Should You Really Have a Skin Exam?)

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Salonpas / Dr. Ming Wang Dr. Ming Wang: Inspired Life Against the Odds August 7, 2018

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Meet Dr. Ming Wang, a Salonpas Wellness Warrior and one of the top ophthalmologists in the world, whose meagre prospects as a Chinese immigrant were overcome to achieve great goodness in the world. Dr. Wang’s inspiring life is a veritable prism of accomplishments realized, against all odds. Among his life’s highlights:

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Atlanta Journal Constitution / Dr. Ming Wang The scary reason your cheap sunglasses are bad for your eyes July 31, 2018

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Your budget might rejoice at the $5 spotted sunnies you snagged from the cute seaside shop, but your eyes might not be so thrilled. That’s because cheap sunglasses can do great harm to your eyes, says Ming Wang, MD, PhD, an ophthalmologist from Nashville, Tennesse.

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Business Insider / Dr. Ming Wang 6 things your eye doctor wishes you would stop doing July 31, 2018

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Taking care of your eyes is important, but it’s unfortunately pretty easy to let that fall by the wayside or not be quite as high on your list of priorities. And even if you think that you’re doing everything that you should be, generally, there are still probably some things that you’re doing that your eye doctor wishes that you wouldn’t.

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Light Workers / Dr. Ming Wang How an Atheist Who Survived Horrors of China’s Culture Revolution Found Jesus July 30, 2018

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From enduring China’s infamous Cultural Revolution to finding success as a medical doctor after emigrating to the U.S. nearly penniless and with no knowledge of the English language, Dr. Ming X. Wang has proven that he’s a survivor.

Wang, a renowned eye surgeon based in Nashville, Tennessee, and the author of “From Darkness to Sight: A Journey from Hardship to Healing,” recently described the dire situation he faced in the midst of Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong’s political movement that spanned from 1966-1976, one that threw China into cultural upheaval.

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang What To Do If Something’s Stuck In Your Eye, According To An Expert July 26, 2018

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There are few things as unpleasant as sustaining some insult or injury to our precious eyes. Whether it’s an eye gnat, soap, or even some dust, no one wants anything in their eyes that shouldn’t be there. And if it’s something that happens to not want to come out, no matter how many eye drops you rinse with? That’s the worst of the worst. So it really helps to know the doctor-approved thing to do if something’s really stuck in your eye — and the one thing a doctor says never to do.

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Accuweather / Dr. Ming Wang Dry, mostly cloudless conditions expected for 2018′s final Manhattanhenge July 17, 2018

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New Yorkers and tourists may be in for a treat as Manhattan’s famed sunset prepares to bathe the borough in a dazzling glow for the final time in 2018.

Clouds got in the way of amazing photos for Manhattanhenge’s first two occurrences of the year in May. However, AccuWeather anticipates dry, likely cloud-free conditions as the unique phenomenon happens for the fourth time on July 13.

While Friday is expected to be sunny during the day, spectators may have to keep an eye on high clouds that could roll in around sunset, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek.

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Authority Magazine / Dr. Ming Wang I Am Living Proof Of The American Dream: With Dr. Ming Wang July 5, 2018

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“This is a country that obeys the laws. Laws before people. This is a country that provides 3 most important basic things that we as human beings are all searching for: peace, security and fairness. This is a country with a strong Judeo-Christian faith, that encourages people to do good. Overall, America is the greatest country on this planet today? Why? Well, the resounding proof is that while we do have an immigration problem (where everybody comes to come here!), but, we do NOT have an emigration problem at all (where everybody just wants to leave!)”

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Community Health / Dr. Ming Wang Cataracts and keeping your vision intact June 21, 2018

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If you’ve ever come across fogged-over car headlights, stared at an impressionist painting such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” or peeked through a cloudy piece of glass, chances are you had to squint or strain your eyes to get a clearer view of what you were looking at. These fuzzy depictions often illustrate the world of people who have cataracts.

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Bustle.com / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Gross Things Living On Your Body That Once You Know Will Haunt You Forever June 14, 2018

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At any given time, there are literally millions of things living on and in your body in the form of bacteria, viruses, funguses, and beyond. It can be kind of gross to think about. And it may haunt your dreams. But you know what? It’s all part of being a human.
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Health Line / Dr. Ming Wang More Children Are Becoming Nearsighted… These New Glasses Might Help May 2, 2018

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Myopia affects almost 30 percent of the population in the United States. Severe myopia is associated with complications that can threaten your eyesight.

However, there’s some promising news on the horizon, at least for children.

Glasses that proponents say are specially designed to slow the progression of myopia in children are scheduled to launch this summer.

The lenses, developed by scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, were found to reduce the progression of myopia for 60 percent of the young participants in a two-year, double-blind, randomized clinical trial.

In addition, the new lenses completely stopped further vision loss in 21 percent of trial participants.

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Shape / Dr. Ming Wang Why Your Eyes Are Dry and Irritated (and How to Find Relief) April 25, 2018

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If your eyes start itching and tearing up, or if they get puffy and red, it could be a case of dry eye syndrome, which happens when there isn’t enough lubrication in your eyes to maintain normal function. Dry eye syndrome can make it hard to see straight and focus–not to mention it’s really, really uncomfortable.

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Thrive Global / Dr. Ming Wang Dancing at The “EyeBall”, Life Lessons From A Dancing Laser Eye Surgeon April 16, 2018

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“In that effort, we created the “EyeBall,” an annual fundraising gala for our non-profit charity, the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration for which all participating doctors donate our services. The EyeBall combines the spectacular beauty of ballroom dancing with the critically important need to help the blind to see. When you come to an EyeBall, you see people in ballgowns and tails, and breathtakingly elegant and beautiful ballroom dancing, which reminds us how important it is to have sight since without it, we would not be able to see any of this beauty, so we are reminded of how important it is to help those who have lost their sight. We love that the name “EyeBall” is fun and meaningful, and it is a clever way of combining the beauty of dance and music with the beauty of sight.”

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Bustle / Dr. Ming Wang 7 Shocking Ways You Didn’t Know People Could Die March 20, 2018

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When it comes to tamping down your usual worries and anxieties about life, you might not want to zero in on all the weird ways to die. As long as you take care of yourself and get regular checkups, you’re doin’ what you gotta do. And yet, it doesn’t hurt to pack more health knowledge into your brain, either for yourself or for others in your life.

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