Graves disease is another type of autoimmune disease that causes the over-activity of the thyroid gland. Bulging or protruding eyeballs could potentially indicate a potential thyroid disease. If you experience any of these symptoms it is important to consult your doctor.
Eyes are truly a window to the world. Other than allowing people to appreciate the beautiful day-to-day activities and interactions that we enjoy, almost without an afterthought, they can also provide invaluable clues to the complex operation of our bodies. There are various affects that certain disorders and diseases have on the eye. Better awareness of the symptoms could play a vital role in a more prompt and responsive treatment. Being informed can ultimately help save your vision or even your life.
Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Cataract surgery is considered one of the safest and most effective procedures in the treatment of this disorder. Find out what cataract surgery is and what you need to know. READ MORE
Red-Green colorblindness is the most common type of inherited color blindness affecting approximately 6% of males and less than 1% of females. From those impacted by this abnormality a few cases are due to protanomaly and protanopia. What is the difference between the two? READ MORE
Medical marijuana has been promoted as an effective treatment option for certain diseases such as Glaucoma. In fact, researchers have focused their interest on active molecules in marijuana called cannabinoids which have shown positive results in treating glaucoma and other diseases. READ MORE
According to Contact Lens King, deuteranomaly is the most common type of color blindness and is caused by an incidence of defective photoreceptor cone cells that are responsible for the processing of medium wavelengths of light. These specific photoreceptor cells are responsible for the interpretation of the color green along with its various hues. However, the severity of the color blindness disorder will dictate how extreme the color green is misinterpreted, and potentially inhibited.Let's look at the symptoms related to this specific disorder along with its causes and possible treatments. READ MORE
Astigmatism is a vision disorder that belongs to a group of vision disorders known as refractive errors that can be expressed either due to an ovality in the shape of the eye itself, in the cornea or even in the natural lens found inside the eye. But how is it treated and is there a cure? READ MORE
There is currently no cure for color blindness, however if researchers are able to prove this new gene therapy treatment is successful a potential cure for color blindness might be in sight. Once injected, the virus locates the damaged part of the retina and treats it by delivering the necessary genes required to improve or even restore the retina's cone cells. To find out more about this treatment and how it is being tested read this article. READ MORE
A color blind test is administered in order to determine if a person suffers from the inability to clearly differentiate colors. Color blindness itself is not a form of blindness but just a disorder that affects a person's ability to distinguish certain colors. In an effort to help you perform a quick test to determine whether or not you are impacted by color blindness Contact Lens King is providing an Ishihara Color Blind Test. Upon submission of the test we will provide you with a result page indicating whether or not you are likely suffering from vision color deficiency and if you do which steps should be taken. READ MORE
Red-Green color blindness is the most common type of the inherited color blindness disorders and consists of 3 main types: protanomaly, deuteranomaly and deuteranopia. But what specifically causes red-green color blindness? How does each type of disorder affect the afflicted? How is it treated? READ MORE
Prevent Blindness America reports that color blindness afflicts approximately 8% of all males and less than 1% of all females. But what does it mean to be color blind? How is it tested and what are the available treatments? READ MORE
According to the National Institute of Health there are 3 main types of color blindness. These are red-green color deficiency, blue-yellow color deficiency and complete color blindness. Red-green color deficiency is the most common disorder impacting approximately 6% of all males. Let's discuss these 3 different types of inherited color blindness more in depth and find out what causes them and how they impact a person's vision. READ MORE
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 donít 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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