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  • No matter what the cause, having permanently enlarged red veins on the whites of your eyes can really take a toll on a person’s self esteem.

    Red Veins on the Whites of the Eyes

    Red Veins on the Whites of the Eyes

    by Gypsy Jane51

  • Did you know there are three different types of pink eye? Or that this condition is more prevalent in the summer? Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your family.

    What Is Pink Eye? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    What Is Pink Eye? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    by Melissa Flagg OSC17

  • 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!

    Wearing Contact Lenses - Everything You Need to Know

    Wearing Contact Lenses - Everything You Need to Know

    by Eugene Brennan3

  • 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.

    Is This Growth on My Eye a Pinguecula?

    Is This Growth on My Eye a Pinguecula?

    by jellygator13

  • 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.

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    by Melissa Flagg OSC2

  • Scratched corneas can be very painful, and if left untreated they can cause vision loss. This article discusses causes, treatments, and information about what the condition feels like for the patient.

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    by Melissa Flagg OSC38

  • My guide to buying prescription spectacles online, comparing the advantages and disadvantages relative to buying from a brick-and-mortar store.

    Buying Eyeglasses Online

    Buying Eyeglasses Online

    by psycheskinner1

  • 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.

    Do You Have Itchy Red Eyelids?

    Do You Have Itchy Red Eyelids?

    by Ellen Brundige3

  • 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.

    Dilation of the Eye: Everything You Need to Know

    Dilation of the Eye: Everything You Need to Know

    by Melissa Flagg OSC8

  • Within a seven month period, I had cataract surgery in both my right and left eyes. In this article, learn what a cataract is, how it is removed in surgery, and post-op care needed for your eyes.

    What to Expect From Cataract Surgery

    What to Expect From Cataract Surgery

    by Paul Richard Kuehn8

  • 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.

    What Is Keratitis? — Causes and Symptoms

    What Is Keratitis? — Causes and Symptoms

    by Melissa Flagg OSC2

  • 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.

    Definition of Cycloplegic Refraction

    Definition of Cycloplegic Refraction

    by Melissa Flagg OSC6

  • After I was diagnosed with glaucoma, my ophthalmologist performed a procedure called laser iridotomy to permanently control the pressure in my eyes. I never needed to use glaucoma eye drops after that.

    How My Doctor Cured My Glaucoma With Laser Iridotomy

    How My Doctor Cured My Glaucoma With Laser Iridotomy

    by Glenn Stok7

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