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Dry Eye Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 09/19/2018 - 02:29

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. With each blink…

What is a Cataract?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/09/2018 - 02:23

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly…

The Effects of High Blood Pressure on Your Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/02/2018 - 02:14

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing heart and kidney problems among other issues. If untreated, high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue at the back part of…

How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/26/2018 - 01:31

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as…

Floaters and Flashes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/19/2018 - 01:27

Have you ever spotted a small speck, dot or squiggle floating in the air, only to have it flit away when you tried to look at it directly? Or have you noticed flickering lights or lightning streaks that you knew weren’t really there? If so, you are one of many people who have experienced the…

Itchy Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/12/2018 - 01:22

Itchy eyes can be annoying and frustrating. Whether it’s due to allergies, an illness or something else, it can be bothersome to say the least. Itchy eyes affect all of us from time to time. Usually it lasts only a few minutes and then goes away. But sometimes the itching can become overwhelming and last…

Understanding How Your Eyes Work

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/05/2018 - 01:19

Your eye works in a similar way as a camera. When you look at an object, light reflected from the object enters the eyes through the pupil and is focused through the optical components within the eye. The front of the eye is made of the cornea, iris, pupil and lens, and they focus the…

Macular Hole Symptoms

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 07/25/2018 - 02:57

A macular hole is a small hole in the central part of the retina which can lead to distortion and blurring of central vision. The eye contains a jelly-like substance called the vitreous and with age, the vitreous contracts and pulls away from the retinal surface. Usually, this separation occurs without noticeable negative effect. The patient…

How to Detect a Torn or Detached Retina

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 07/15/2018 - 02:54

A retinal detachment occurs when the retina (a nerve layer that lines the back wall of the eye) separates from the back of the eye. It is usually due to a tear in the retina which can happen because of an inherent weakness, trauma or the vitreous gel pulling a hole in the retina. Retinal…

Glaucoma Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 07/08/2018 - 02:50

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is caused by fluid buildup behind the eye. This buildup puts pressure on your optic nerve and damages it. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause permanent loss of vision….