Eye care

Eye floaters treatment

An eye floater is basically a speck within your eye that just floats around. These floaters are often referred to by a more technical name – muscae volitantes. Upon examining your eye the floater will appear similar to a spot or tiny string that is floating around. The spot could move in any direction but […]

Glaucoma causes

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide; it is a disease affecting the major nerve of vision in the eye, called the optic nerve. At the very least, it leads to severe vision loss, if not total blindness. Unfortunately, many people do not realize they have glaucoma until it is too late. For […]

Eye stye treatment

An eye stye looks sort of like a pimple on the edge of the eyelid. It is simply an infection of an eyelash that occurs on the eyelid, and leads to a blockage of the hair follicles; the result is a swollen area and an unpleasant stye. This type of infection is caused by the […]

Diabetic retinopathy symptoms

We all grew up learning about the five senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to lose one of those senses? Millions of people live without one or more of the senses. Some were born that way, but some developed sensory loss later in […]

Retinitis pigmentosa treatment

As human beings, there is very little more universally feared than the dark, and few disabilities more frightening than blindness which would leave us trapped in it. Retinitis pigmentosa is a condition which, to many people, might sound like a nightmare. Retinitis pigmentosa refers to a group of genetic conditions in which the eye progressively […]

Glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma is an eye disease that, left untreated, can cause permanent blindness. The glaucoma treatment method that your doctor will recommend for you will depend on a number of factors. Treatments are typically designed to reduce intraocular pressure and reduce the production of aqueous. While there is currently no cure for glaucoma and the damage […]

Keratoconus treatment

Many people wear glasses or contacts all around the world. There are many reasons for needing eye glasses and many types of prescriptions used. Some people may suffer from nearsightedness, some from farsightedness, and many from astigmatism. There are also a few conditions with the eyes that may not be heard of as often but […]

Amblyopia treatment

Most people have heard of a lazy eye before, however most people do not fully understand what a lazy eye actually is. The correct term for a lazy eye is actually amblyopia. This is a condition that is caused by the brain not translating the correct visual information that an eye is trying to transmit. […]

Dry eye treatment

Dry eye syndrome is the term now used to describe having dry eyes but it is not a specific disease. In fact, dry eye syndrome should be described as a symptom, not an actual condition, as dry eyes are caused by many different things. This is the number one complaint made to eye doctors and […]

Glaucoma symptoms

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions which affect the optic nerve. If left untreated, this condition could permanently damage the optic nerve and lead to blindness. Today, it is considered to be second of the leading causes of blindness. It affects 1 of 200 individuals who are fifty years old and below and […]

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the United States. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can happen to anyone with type diabetes, including type 1 and type 2. Retinopathy is a disease of the retina which is the nerve layer that lines the back of your eye and […]

Color blindness treatment

People who can not perceive the difference between certain colors like other people can have color blindness. Usually the colors they cannot see are either red or green or blue. At the very least they cannot detect one color from the other. Color blindness is usually an inherited condition. However sometimes it can occur when […]

Subconjunctival hemorrhage

The surface of the white of the eye is called bulbar conjunctiva. This is a thin membrane that covers the sclera which is the white part of the eyeball. A Subconjunctival hemorrhage is the condition that happens when a small blood vessel between the scalera and the bulbar conjunctiva breaks open and blood leaks in […]


Hyperopia, more commonly known as farsightedness, is a fairly common vision problem. In fact, it is estimated that it affects up to a fourth of all people. A person affected with hyperopia can see objects in the distance very well, but they have problems focusing on objects that are close to them. Often, this means […]

Macular degeneration treatment

Macular degeneration is a condition that is often very misunderstood. Many people believe that when you are diagnosed with macular degeneration that you will undoubtedly lose your eyesight, but this is not necessarily the case. Macular degeneration involves the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula. The macula is a small area near the […]

Cataract symptoms

Many people know the term cataract but they don’t actually know what it is until they or someone that they love are diagnosed with cataracts in one or both eyes. A cataract is actually a clouding of the usually transparent lens of the eye. Despite popular believe, cataracts are not tumors growing on the eye […]

Blepharitis treatment

The name, blepharitis, sounds really bad, but this is not a serious condition. Blepharitis is simply a name for inflamed eyelids. The eyelids are like any other part of the body, they can become irritated and inflamed. The inflammation on the eyelids is very much like eczema in appearance as they are often red and […]

Night blindness causes

If you suffer from night blindness you might want to know night blindness causes so you can try to reverse the condition or seek help from a professional. Night blindness is also known as nyctalopia and is simply the inability to see in dark lighting conditions. When you are unable to discern shapes and images […]