Eye Anatomy 101: Parts of the Eye
The eye is arguably one of the most complicated organs in our body. It is unique in its ability to transmit light rays and images through the pupil, focus the image clearly through the vitreous humor and onto the retina and finally converting it into electrical signals that are carried to the brain via the optic nerve. It is all quite extraordinary. With all of this happening seamlessly, what are the basic parts of the eye that contribute to this effort? What are their respective roles of each of the parts and how do they function?
5 Diseases Eyes Can Help Detect?
Early detection of certain disorders and diseases can play a crucial role in their successful treatment and eventual recovery. Research has shown that the eye can provide clues associated with symptoms of many diseases ranging from high cholesterol, auto immune conditions, and even cancer. Below is a short list of five diseases that can be detected by examining the eye.
Pregnancy and Its Impact on Your Eyesight
I recently heard of a story about a mother who was pregnant with twin baby girls. During her pregnancy she gradually experienced issues with her eyesight, which slowly degenerated to the point where she could only see a couple of yards in front of her. This vision degeneration continued and reached its peak with the mother realizing that she couldn't see anything beyond arm's length.
Most cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) donít require antibiotics
Mallika Marshall, MD
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.
How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions
Congratulations on obtaining your first contact lens prescription. This is your first step towards a more enjoyable quality of life. Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. But what does it all mean?