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How Long Does It Take for Uveitis to Clear Up?

Submitted by salandvision on December 25, 2019 - 6:06 pm

When the inside of your eye gets irritated and inflamed, this is called uveitis (pronounced you-vee-EYE-tis). It involves the middle layers of your eye, also called the uveal tract or uvea. It also includes the iris (colored part of your eye), choroid (a thin membrane that contains many blood vessels) and the ciliary body (the…

Are You Born with Lazy Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on December 18, 2019 - 5:59 pm

Lazy eye is a unique vision disorder. Lazy eye, known also by the medical term amblyopia, is a condition in which one eye loses vision due to either a serious refractive error, occlusion of the eye or problems with the eye muscles (strabismus). These problems result in good visual signals not being sent to the…

Why Should I Have an Eye Exam?

Submitted by salandvision on December 11, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Eye exams aren’t just for people who have vision problems. An annual eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems, and diagnose diseases early. At Saland Vision, Dr. Saland recommends a yearly comprehensive eye exam for all patients. The frequency of appointments may increase based on…

How Can I Tell if I Have Dry Eye Syndrome?

Submitted by salandvision on December 4, 2019 - 5:52 pm

A healthy eye is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eye syndrome do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision and if left untreated, can cause damage to the…

Can I Wear My Contact Lenses if I Have Pink Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on November 25, 2019 - 2:34 am

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called pink eye, conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in children. Some forms of pink eye are highly contagious and…

Why is Vision Care So Important?

Submitted by salandvision on November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

Never underestimate the importance of your eyes. Your eyes are your window to the world, allowing you to experience each moment life has to offer.  An annual eye exam is about much more than healthy vision. It can help you manage your overall health and wellbeing, too. An eye exam can spot the early signs…

Why is My Eye Inflamed?

Submitted by salandvision on November 11, 2019 - 2:26 am

Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea, which is made up of the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Together, these form the middle layer of the eye between the retina and the sclera (white of the eye). A healthy uvea is vital for maintaining a normal blood supply to the retina of the eye. The…

What are the Treatments for Lazy Eye?

Submitted by salandvision on November 4, 2019 - 2:24 am

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eyes),…

Types of Lazy Eye

Submitted by salandvision on October 25, 2019 - 2:21 am

Amblyopia, commonly referred to as lazy eye, is a condition that occurs when one or both eyes do not develop normal vision during early childhood. When one eye doesn’t work as well as the other, the brain can learn to ignore the signals coming from the weaker eye and rely on the stronger eye. If…

Does Dry Eye Go Away?

Submitted by salandvision on October 18, 2019 - 2:16 am

Dry eyes are no fun: They itch, sting and tear up. If you experience dry eyes, you don’t have to suffer. There are many dry eye treatment options available to make dry eye go away.  Remedies to Treat Mild Dry Eyes: Use over-the-counter preservative-free lubricating artificial tears at least 4 times per day or more…