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  • Vision is produced by a connection between the brain and eyes. If one eye fails to work in coordination with the brain, vision can be reduced. This is called amblyopia. While the eye is anatomically normal, the brain somehow prefers the other one. This is also called a lazy eye because the eyes are misaligned. […]

  • When eyelids become inflamed, blepharitis could be the source of this common condition. Despite being common, blepharitis is sometimes hard to manage. It has a tendency to reoccur and some medical professionals may mistakenly diagnose it as an allergy. To treat blepharitis, keep the lids clean. Use warm compresses to loosen the crust that forms, […]

  • When the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, that means a cataract has formed that will negatively impact your vision. Older people are most commonly affected by cataracts; by age 80, over half of all Americans will either have had a cataract or had surgery to remove one. Cataracts are detected through a comprehensive eye […]

  • Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, happens when the eye swells, itches, burns, and the whites of the eye become red. Conjunctivitis is an incredibly common infection that is spread from contact with an infected person. Pink eye can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, allergy, environmental irritants, contact lens products, eye drops, […]

  • If the eye suffers an injury, say from a finger or another object, the cornea has a chance to be damaged. Cornea damage can also come from a bacterial infection or virus, or from contaminated contact lenses. If some sort of damage occurs, it causes a painful inflammation called keratitis. Keratitis is a corneal infection […]

  • The inside of the eye is lined with a light-sensitive layer of tissue known as the retina. If the retina detaches, it’s considered a very serious medical emergency and treatment must be received as soon as possible. A detached retina can cause permanent vision loss. In less severe cases, a part of the retina may […]

  • One complication of diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness that happens when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina. This damage leads to retinal swelling, bleeding or loss of oxygen. The only way to see these blood vessels is during a diabetic eye exam. It’s important to […]

  • If you experience a small, dark shape in your vision, it could be a floater. Floaters look like spots, thread, or curved lines in your vision. For most people, seeing floaters is a typical side effect of aging and nothing more than an annoying occurrence. Over time, floaters begin to settle at the bottom of […]

  • Eye diseases or poor eye health can lead to low vision. Some eye conditions known to cause low vision include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, strokes, diabetes, and glaucoma. Also, some eye injuries and even birth defects are known to cause low vision. Lost vision cannot ever be restored, but it can be managed. Vision rehabilitation […]

  • Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Many adults over the age of 60 suffer from AMD. Macular Degeneration is when the macula, which is the part of the eye responsible for seeing objects clearly, is gradually damaged. Some young adults suffer from AMD, and smoking […]

  • If you notice a tender red bump on your eyelid, it could be a stye. A stye is the result of an oil gland infection and usually occurs on the eyelid. A chalazion, on the other hand, sometimes occurs after a stye develops. Chalazions are usually firm and painless, but it can become painful and […]

  • Tears are essential to ensuring the eyes are kept moist. Besides that, they also help heal eye wounds and keep the eyes protected from infection. People who struggle from dry eye produce less tears and of a lower quality. Therefore, their eyes are unable to keep themselves lubricated and comfortable. Tear production wanes as we […]

  • To preserve your vision and ensure eye health, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam on a regular schedule. Aside from eye health due to genetics or aging, regular eye exams can keep your eye care professional abreast of your other medical conditions and it’s a great precaution to take to ensure your medications aren’t affecting […]

  • To correct vision problems such as blurred vision, double vision, haziness, cross or misaligned eyes, glare, or halos around bright lights, eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct these issues. They can also help alleviate eye strain caused by refractive issues to the cornea or lens, squinting, or headaches. Contact lenses act as the first refractive […]

  • Glaucoma affects the optic nerve of the eye. It is actually a group of diseases that can lead to blindness or permanent vision loss. Glaucoma can appear suddenly, without any symptoms, and is often diagnosed once it’s too late for treatments. However, many glaucoma treatments exist, but the fact is that no matter how effective […]

  • Refractive surgery is a surgical procedure intended to improve the power of the eye’s ability to focus. The most commonly known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery uses a laser to correct the patient’s vision. This special laser works precisely and in a controlled manner to remove corneal tissue. The purpose of corneal tissue […]

  • When light is bent due to where it hits the cornea and passes through the eyeball, this is called astigmatism. Those with astigmatism have a curved, oblong cornea. In fact, some parts of the cornea may be steeper or more rounded than other parts. When astigmatism occurs, a person complains of blurry images that may […]

  • Farsightedness is also known as hyperopia. This is a commonly occurring refractive error in the eye that happens when objects that are near to the eye are blurry while those in the distance are seen clearly. Some patients, particularly children, might not even notice that close-up objects are blurry. If someone is diagnosed with severe […]

  • Nearsightedness, officially known as myopia, is a common eye issue. With myopia, close objects are clearly seen while far away objects are blurry. This is due to a refractive error within the eye. Children and adults can be affected by myopia. In fact, many children with myopia don’t even realize they have sight issues. However, […]

  • A common vision disorder that occurs during aging is presbyopia. It typically begins around 40 years of age. Presbyopia is characterized by the inability to focus up close, which is a problem associated with refraction in the eye. The natural lens of the eye begins to harden as we age, which makes it difficult for […]