If you are an optometrist or trained ophthalmologist, you may want to have a look at our Ophthalmology news pages, that deal with news and studies in the field of ophthalmology. See: Ophthalmology Journal and Opthamologist News.
The page below is intended as reading material for both patients and eye doctors alike, and includes many recent articles on common eye problems and on general eye health.
The field of ophthalmology and optometry is constantly evolving,new treatments become possible and older treatments are abandoned. Keep up to date with the world of Eye health and Ophthalmology here.
Why is my eyelash growing in the wrong direction?
Instead of becoming trapped under the skin, an ingrown eyelash may grow in the wrong direction, toward the eye. This is called trichiasis, and it can cause irritation, pain, and damage to the cornea. Injury, inflammation, or certain conditions may be responsible. Medical treatment is often necessary. Learn more here.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
How long are you contagious with pink eye?
Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousness. Knowing the signs can help a person avoid infecting anybody else.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 6:00 pm
What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?
People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not usually have serious complications. Learn more about it here.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 7:00 pm
What to know about sulfa allergies
A sulfa allergy is when the immune system reacts to substances containing sulfa, such as some antibiotics and medications. A person with a sulfa allergy should avoid certain medications but does not need to avoid any specific foods. Learn how sulfa and sulfite allergies differ, and about symptoms and treatment.
Posted: March 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
What does it mean when you see stars?
Many people say they “see stars” when they are seeing flashes of light in their field of vision. Learn about what causes these visual disturbances.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 1:00 pm
Top 10 foods for healthy eyes
Foods rich in certain nutrients can have a powerful effect on eye health. Read about 10 foods for healthy eyes, other eye health tips, and warning signs.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 7:00 am
Seven causes of pinpoint pupils
Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 11:00 am
Why is my eyebrow twitching?
Eyebrow twitching may result from everyday factors, such as caffeine, or disorders such as hemifacial spasm. Learn about causes and when to see a doctor.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 10:00 am
Eleven causes of pain when blinking
Some people have a painful sensation when they blink, which may have a range of causes. Learn more about the reasons for it and how to get rid of it here.
Posted: February 26, 2018, 6:00 pm
How to identify and treat eyelid dermatitis
Learn about the types of eyelid dermatitis, and how to get rid of these itchy rashes. We also look at symptoms, causes, and prevention.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:00 am
What causes a buildup of pressure behind the eyes?
In this article, we look at reasons for feelings of pressure behind the eye, including a migraine or sinus infection. When should you see a doctor?
Posted: February 16, 2018, 7:00 am
How do you get rid of puffy eyes?
A look at periorbital edema, a condition where swelling around the eyes causes them to appear puffy. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 1:00 pm
Everything you need to know about papilledema
A look at papilledema, a condition where the optic nerve becomes swollen. Included is detail on the outlook and how to get a diagnosis.
Posted: February 9, 2018, 2:00 pm
Stroke: Could looking into the eyes help with diagnosis?
A contrast agent given to stroke survivors undergoing MRI brain scans can leak into the eyes and may help to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Posted: February 8, 2018, 2:00 pm
What causes eye boogers?
Eye boogers are mucus, a type of discharge that helps to keep the eyes clean and free of debris. Learn more about eye boogers in this article.
Posted: February 2, 2018, 3:00 pm
What is this bump on my eyelid?
Learn all about the different types of bump that can appear on the eyelids. This article examines their causes and treatment options.
Posted: January 31, 2018, 6:00 pm
Five tips for healthy sight
Are you worried about your eyes? We have compiled some top tips to help you maintain healthy sight, boost eye health, and prevent eye-related diseases.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 4:00 pm
What to know about central serous retinopathy
A look at central serous retinopathy, a condition where the retina detaches and causes vision loss. Included is detail on risk factors, and diagnosis.
Posted: January 13, 2018, 7:00 am
An introduction to eyes and how they work
The eyes are incredibly complex organs. In this article, we explain their anatomy, how they work, and describe some conditions that affect the eyes.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 7:00 am
All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome
A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.
Posted: January 8, 2018, 4:00 pm
What is optic neuritis?
Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes.
Posted: December 25, 2017, 7:00 am
What is keratitis?
Learn more about inflammation of the cornea, also known as keratitis. We examine its different causes, along with symptoms and treatment options.
Posted: December 18, 2017, 4:00 pm
Could a cup of hot tea each day reduce the risk of glaucoma?
Glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness, affects a significant number of older adults. Could a household beverage help to shield us from it?
Posted: December 15, 2017, 7:00 am
What you should know about rose water
A look at rose water, a liquid made using water and rose petals. Included is detail on the types of rose water and the side effects of using it.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 10:00 am
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