A forceful sneeze or cough may cause tiny blood vessels in your eye to rupture. This type of event is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
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.
Learn about various lens implants for cataracts, including premium lenses that may eliminate the need for glasses. This article is based on the author's personal experience with cataract surgery.
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.
Detached retina symptoms can erupt literally in a flash—and with a flash. Discover the warning signs from a real-life experience.
Eye twitching will usually be experienced by everyone at some point in their lives. For the most part, it's normal, but sometimes can be caused from other disorders. Here are the causes...
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!
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.
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.
The thought of having cataract surgery may be daunting for some. This article helps you understand what to expect when considering having cataracts removed.
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.
This article provides signs of vision loss, types of eye care specialists, and what to expect from an eye exam.
Reading an eyeglass prescription may seem daunting, but this article will make it much easier to understand.
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.
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.
This article details the ins and outs of what an eye-glass prescription is, and how you can interpret it.
My guide to buying prescription spectacles online, comparing the advantages and disadvantages relative to buying from a brick-and-mortar store.
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.
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.
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.
Your eyes and cataracts. Understand what they are, what do they do, and how can you get rid of them.
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.
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.
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.
What causes an eyelid to twitch? This article discusses 10 scientific reasons (and throws in a superstitious reason, for good measure).
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...
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.
Five tips for cleaning and disinfecting your soft contact lenses, as well as ways to make your contact lenses last longer.
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.
Explanation of what a YAG laser does for cataract surgery patients, along with a description of my own experience and results.
This article explains what a cataract is, what the symptoms are, and a summary of my own experience with this condition.
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,
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.
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.
There are three different types of eye doctors and each one is a specialist in their specific field. It’s important to understand what each one does so you know which to use for your specific requirements.
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.
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.
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.