Autoimmune diseases occur when an individual's immune system targets the healthy cells in the body and is unable to distinguish them between foreign ones. If the eye is inflamed it could be an indicator of Lupus or other types of autoimmune disease. Sometimes even relatively normal incidences such as sagging eyelids on one or both eyes could indicate myasthenia gravis, another autoimmune disease.
In many instances Pink Eye can be treated by using simple home remedies such as applying warm and cool compresses and using over-the-counter eye drops and antihistamines. If you think you or your child has Pink Eye / Conjunctivitis call your doctor immediately, and don’t be shocked if they don't prescribe anything, in fact they might be doing you a favor. READ MORE
Using fluorescent dye that sticks to the cells about to die in the retina might be able to spot glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear. This study however, is still in its infancy and requires more research and testing. READ MORE
The symptoms of pink eye may vary depending on the cause, and in most cases are usually mild and can naturally resolve itself without treatment. However, there are times when it is important to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. But how do you know when it is time to contact your doctor? What specific symptoms should you be concerned about? READ MORE
Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the cells that make up the macula, (the back central section of the retina). READ MORE
All contact lens wearers have experienced dry eyes at some point. The irritation, the burning and heavy squinting make getting through the day unbearable. One of the steps to take is to observe the situations you are in when this occurs, as a lot of the time dry eyes may be prevented when the appropriate steps are taken. Here are 7 helpful tips to avoid dry eyes:... READ MORE
Current treatments for the so-called wet form of macular degeneration, involving injections inside the eye, are already "very effective" compared with laser treatments, which were used before intravitreal injections, said Dr. Ronald C. Gentile, the surgeon director at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. READ MORE
Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity... READ MORE
With Pink eye being one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults it is important to know the causes, symptoms and treatment options. With approximately 3 million cases of pink eye occurring each year in the United States most of the cases do not require any prescribed treatment. So if you believe you or a loved one has Pink Eye what symptoms and steps should you take? READ MORE
A natural chemical, produced in our bodies, can uncloud cataracts in rabbits and dogs. Can this chemical work on humans? Can it greatly reduce the need for surgery to treat the condition? Why are some scientists skeptical of the findings and what are the next steps towards treating and potentially curing cataracts. READ MORE
One morning you wake up to a blurry version of your bedroom, you rub your eyes to remove any foreign debris in a futile attempt to regain clarity and focus. This is a frightening example of what someone with cataracts may experience during the onset of the initial symptoms. This article will shed some light on cataracts and provide 6 facts regarding them including causes and available treatments. READ MORE
An in depth overview of Glaucoma, its causes, treatments and symptoms by the University Of Maryland. Find out what to look out for and learn about the various treatments available. READ MORE
Astigmatism affects over 40 million Americans and is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. When the cornea, which acts as a window, is a spherical shape it focuses light correctly upon the retina at the back of the eye; this produces sharp images at all distances. Conversely, in instances where the cornea takes on a more oval shape, the light is focused at two retinal locations rather than one and blurry vision is the result. READ MORE
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a vision defect that happens when one's eyes are unable to focus the light from distant objects correctly onto the retina. Someone with myopia is able to clearly see objects that are close, but objects that are far away are blurry. READ MORE
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is estimated that more than 14 million Americans have some form of diabetes. Public health officials expect that by 2050, there will be more than 48 million diagnosed cases in the United States. READ MORE
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