Pink Eye (also known as conjunctivitis) is an inflammation of the conjunctiva — the clear tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Pink Eye is one of the most common, and luckily, treatable eye conditions. 3 Types of Pink Eye / Conjunctivitis The three main types of conjunctivitis… Continue Reading »
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Rapid and Uncontrollable Eye Movement: Is it Nystagmus?
Nystagmus is a condition where the eyes move rapidly and uncontrollably. In general, there are three types: Side-to-side movement is known as Horizontal Nystagmus. Up and Down movement is known as Vertical Nystagmus. When one’s eyes move in a circular motion, they are said to have Rotary Nystagmus. However, some people experience more erratic eye… Continue Reading »
Ocular Rosacea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments
Rosacea is a chronic but treatable condition characterized by facial redness and red bumps and pimples. Ocular Rosacea occurs when this skin condition also causes flare ups that irritate the eyes. Symptoms of Ocular Rosacea The National Rosacea Society estimates that 50% of patients experience related eye symptoms, like having the feeling that there is… Continue Reading »
When Pupils in the Eye Don’t Work Properly
What happens when pupils in the eye don’t work properly? The pupil is the opening in the center of the iris (the colored part of the eye) that allows light to enter the eye and thus begins the process of sight. However, there are a number of eye conditions that can affect the function of… Continue Reading »
Cataract Surgery May Reduce the Risk of Dementia
Researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle have discovered a correlation between cataract surgery and the development of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease (the most common form of dementia). How Can Cataract Surgery Reduce the Risk of Dementia? The authors of the study analyzed data from over 3,000 participants. They found that… Continue Reading »
Can You Really Get Herpes In Your Eye?
Yes — it is, unfortunately, possible to get Herpes in the eye. This viral infection is called Herpes Keratitis, and it is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. Type I is the most common. It causes the cold sore or fever blister. Type II is the sexually transmitted… Continue Reading »