An infant with sticky eyes, or an adult with teary, watery eyes, may have a tear duct blockage. Learn about home remedies and surgical treatment options for blocked tear ducts.
When a person has a swollen eyelid it is usually an indication of some kind of an infection. There are two categories of swollen eyelids: painful and non-painful. When you have a swollen eyelid...
Pterygium and Pinguecula are both caused by damage to the conjunctiva (a transparent, thin membrane that covers the white of our eye. There is a tendency to mistake one condition for the other.
This article provides signs of vision loss, types of eye care specialists, and what to expect from an eye exam.
Optic Shops Push The "Upgrade" To Polycarbonate. There Are Several Major Caveats Though, That They Don't Tell You About.
Cataract surgery has been around since 800 BC, but the intraocular lens (IOL) is a recent invention. An IOL is a device implanted into the eye to correct vision after a cataract is removed.
Eye exams can be nerve-racking for many patients, but they don’t have to be. I spent 20 years doing eye exams every day, and I have a few tips and tricks that I'd like to share.
Dilation of the eye is a standard test conducted during any eye exam. It involves using eye drops to open the iris, which usually lasts for several hours. Here are some tips on what to do until it wears off.
The thought of having cataract surgery may be daunting for some. This article helps you understand what to expect when considering having cataracts removed.
Five tips for cleaning and disinfecting your soft contact lenses, as well as ways to make your contact lenses last longer.
Information on the structures of the outside of the eye, as well as diseases and ailments that affect these structures, such as pink eye and blepharitis.
This article details the ins and outs of what an eye-glass prescription is, and how you can interpret it.
Movement disorders, collectively known as dystonias, can render sufferers unable to function without treatment. The good news is: therapeutic botox, not cosmetic botox, can give them back their lives.
A review of the postoperative results of a Crystalens AO implant. Observations, improvements, and problems from a patient's viewpoint.
I have blepharitis, and it DRIVES ME MAD. Through my visits with an ophthalmologist, I've learned a few tricks for treating my itchy, red eyes.
Getting a red spot on your eye is a common occurrence and is usually painless and harmless. This article will tell you about a few causes of red spots on the eye.
Your eyes and cataracts. Understand what they are, what do they do, and how can you get rid of them.
Keratitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the cornea. There can be several reasons for this inflammation. This article discusses the causes and symptoms of keratitis.
Cycloplegic refractions are a frequently performed prior to surgical procedures. This article explains exactly what a cycloplegic refraction is and also offers tips on how to get through it.
You'd love to throw away your glasses, but Lasik (laser eye surgery) scares you. At last, there's an alternative—orthokeratology! OrthoK involves wearing special lenses at night that gently correct the shape of your eyes while you sleep,
Are your eyes red, itchy, irritated, crusty, watery, and making you miserable? You may wonder if your symptoms suggest pink eye, allergies, or even a more serious medical condition. Here's some help.
Do you have difficulty driving at night? This article explores some of the potential causes—as well as suggestions for how to reduce the problem.
Explanation of what a YAG laser does for cataract surgery patients, along with a description of my own experience and results.
Dry skin around the eyes is not a problem when you know how to treat it. Here are several options for treating dry skin around the eyes, from dietary and natural treatments to other solutions.
Do you struggle to insert and remove your contact lenses? Do you find it impossible to see in the mirror at the same time? Learn to insert and remove your contact lenses quickly and simply!
We've all had itchy or watery eyes, and many of us have had dryness at one time or another. This article has all the information you need on dry eyes, including treatments and causes.
Going to the opticians is a common task for a vast number of us. However, when living abroad such simplistic tasks pose a series of learning curves and challenges. Buying glasses in China is the same.
Sunshine on your shoulders can make you happy, but sunshine on your eyes may cause growths that permanently alter your appearance. Learn about these common eye growths and how to protect yourself.
There are three types of eye doctors with different specialties. Here's a clear explanation of what each one does for you.
Reading an eyeglass prescription may seem daunting, but this article will make it much easier to understand.
My guide to buying prescription spectacles online, comparing the advantages and disadvantages relative to buying from a brick-and-mortar store.
What causes your eye to suddenly turn so red it looks like a bloody eye? How long does it take to heal? This article is based on my experience with this condition.
Contacts lenses provide better quality of vision than glasses, and they also provide more freedom for physical activities. Here is my experience of contact lenses—the joys and the pitfalls!
A forceful sneeze or cough may cause tiny blood vessels in your eye to rupture. This type of event is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
What causes an eyelid to twitch? This article discusses 10 scientific reasons (and throws in a superstitious reason, for good measure).
After I was diagnosed with glaucoma, I had a procedure called laser iridotomy to control the pressure in my eyes.