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What is Uveitis? Jul 21st, 2022

Uveitis Introduction  The inflammation of any component of the uveal tract is called uveitis. Under most circumstances, it is due to idiopathic causes. Anterior uveitis cases often present acutely. Posterior uveitis cases may be associated with preventable blindness. The incidence of uveitis in the USA is 25-52 cases per 1,000,000...

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Blepharitis Jun 17th, 2022

Blepharitis Introduction Your eyelids are an important anatomical structure of your eyes. They are functionally crucial but they are also susceptible to infection, trauma, and other eye-related complications such as blepharitis. There are tiny oil-producing glands that line the eyelid margins. Blepharitis is an acute inflammatory reaction of these glands....

What is Ectropion? May 17th, 2022

Ectropion   Introduction Under certain circumstances the lower eyelid margin turns outward leaving the eyeball exposed externally; this condition is called ectropion. Ectropion may result due to the normal aging process, but is pathological in most scenarios. It may occur in any age group, but older individuals are prone to...

Treatment of Conjunctivitis Apr 13th, 2022

Conjunctivitis   Introduction 1 Conjunctivitis is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eyeball. This condition presents most commonly in emergency departments and primary care centers.  It can affect people of any age or region. It is...

Ocular Pruritus Explained Mar 15th, 2022

Ocular Pruritus Introduction Itching of the eyes is termed ocular pruritus. Nearly everyone experiences itchy eyes at some point. There are many underlying causes of itchy eyes which should not be overlooked.  Causes Of Ocular Pruritus Common allergens such as dust, smoke, or animal proteins irritate the eye and result...

What is a Chalazion? Feb 15th, 2022

Chalazion   Introduction A chalazion is a small lump or swelling that results from blockage of the meibomian or oil glands that line the eyelid margin. They are usually painless. This nodule or bump may develop on the upper eyelid (more frequently) or lower eyelid (less frequently) and resolve spontaneously....

Eyelashes Gone Awry Jan 18th, 2022

                     Introduction Trichiasis is a very common eyelid abnormality in which eyelashes are misdirected towards the cornea and conjunctiva that results in irritation. Continuous rubbing of eyelashes against the globe produces a painful sensation and may damage the vision. The eyelid...

What is Entropion? Dec 16th, 2021

ENTROPION Introduction 1 Entropion is an ophthalmological condition in which the eyelid margin attains an abnormal position by moving inward. Entropion causes irritation and damage to the eye surface. The inward turning lashes can rub against the cornea causing pain, blurred vision, and tearing. This condition is common in older...

Floaters and Flashes of Light Nov 16th, 2021

What Are Floaters And Flashes? Small shapes or patterns obstructing the field of vision are called floaters. These may be little circles, specks, dots, lines, or cobwebs circulating across the visual field. The eyeball is filled with a gel-like material called vitreous gel. Over time, the vitreous liquefies and contracts....

Retinal Vascular Disease Overview Oct 19th, 2021

Retinal Vascular Diseases Introduction ¹ The retina consists of 10 layers including inner and outer limiting membranes, neuronal layer, rods and cones; these layers require a continuous blood supply and nutrients in order to function optimally. The vascular system of the retina consists of arteries, capillaries and veins. Blockage of...

Multifocal Lens Implant Sep 17th, 2021

Introduction A cataract is a vision-hampering disease resulting from the gradual cloudiness and thickening of the natural lens of the eye. A cataract is the leading cause of reversible blindness in the world. Its definitive treatment is lens extraction and placement of an intraocular lens implant. Various methods are utilized...

Do You Have Persistent Dry Eye? Aug 12th, 2021

Introduction Dry eye results from decreased production of tears. Under normal circumstances, eyes produce tears which provide lubrication and keep eyes healthy. Tears consist of a mixture of oil, mucus, and water. Dry eye is a very common condition that is more prevalent as you get older. If you feel...

What Is Glaucoma? Jul 15th, 2021

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is chronic, progressive eye disease which leads to irreversible damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma can be associated with elevated eye pressures. Regular eye exams and appropriate testing to assess for glaucoma are critical to prevent vision loss and maintain good eye health. Glaucoma is a...

3 Things to Know About Diabetic Retinopathy Jun 11th, 2021

3 Things to Know About Diabetic Retinopathy   Are you a diabetic? Are you experiencing a decline in vision or fluctuations in vision? Are flashes of light, floaters, or haziness disrupting your vision? In some cases, these symptoms can be signs of mild conditions with easy treatments. In others, they...

Blepharoplasty: What It Is and What You Need to Know May 12th, 2021

Blepharoplasty: What It Is and What You Need to Know     With time, our eyelids may not be as youthful appearing as they once were. Not only may you see a change cosmetically, but droopy eyelids can severely impact our daily lives.   Often caused by sagging and  lax...

Advanced Cataract Surgery: 3 Common Questions Answered Apr 12th, 2021

Advanced Cataract Surgery: 3 Common Questions Answered   When it comes to maintaining your health, there is arguably nothing more important than preserving your vision. Cataracts are one of the most prevalent issues to impact society today, with nearly 30 million people expected to develop the condition by the year...

Everything You Need to Know About Macular Degeneration Mar 9th, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Macular Degeneration    Maintaining healthy vision is one of the most critical aspects of day-to-day life. While the science behind various eye diseases improves with each passing year, there are certain eye conditions that we should all know about — especially as we get older.  ...

Are COVID-19 Masks Fogging Up Your Glasses? There's a Solution: LASIK Feb 8th, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, our society has undergone a drastic set of changes that drastically changed the way we live. Safety measures are all around us, from hand sanitizer dispensers at entrances to social distancing signs placed throughout store interiors.   However, one of these precautions has transformed...