Eye Conditions

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Graves’ Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Graves’ disease affects about 1 in every 200 people, making it one of the most common thyroid disorders.  The disorder is caused by a malfunctioning immune system, but the reason this occurs is unknown. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat, weight loss, intestinal issues, sweatiness, anxiety, and shakiness. While Graves’ disease has no cure, it can be […]

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Sjögren’s Syndrome: Tests, Causes & Treatments

Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune condition, characterized by an inability to produce sufficient tears or saliva. As a result, people with Sjögren’s often experience dry eyes and mouths. The condition commonly co-occurs with other autoimmune conditions, such as lupus or rheumatic disease. It can be treated with eye drops, prescription medications, and surgery. What […]

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Visual Snow Syndrome: What Is It, Causes & How to Treat

Visual snow syndrome (VSS) is a condition characterized by the presence of static or “snowy” visual disturbances. Individuals with visual snow syndrome may see flickering lights, zigzag patterns, or other visual “noise” in their field of vision. Causes of Visual Snow Syndrome The exact cause of visual snow syndrome is unknown. However, it is thought […]


Coloboma: What Is It, Causes & Treatment

Coloboma is an eye abnormality that people are born with. It can affect any part of the eye, lead to vision problems, and cause vision loss in extreme cases.  It is estimated that coloboma affects 1 in 10,000 people. This eye condition usually does not change a person’s eye appearance, and it does not affect […]

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Foreign Object in Eye: What to Do & How to Treat

When a foreign object enters the eye, it can be an uncomfortable experience.  Often, the eye is able to flush out eyelashes and environmental debris through blinking and tear production. Depending on the specific foreign object, at-home or professional intervention may be required. What Is a Foreign Object in the Eye? A foreign object or […]

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Tunnel Vision: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Tunnel vision is a temporary or permanent loss of peripheral vision. Technically referred to as peripheral vision loss (PVL), tunnel vision is a significant impairment to or loss of peripheral vision while central vision is maintained. The result is a shrinking of the visual field, eliciting a narrow, tunnel-like appearance.  Individuals with tunnel vision may […]

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Peripheral Vision Loss: Causes, Testing & Treatment

Peripheral vision loss is categorized as the loss of side vision while central vision remains. It is sometimes referred to as tunnel vision.  This type of vision loss is often associated with conditions like low vision, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, carotid artery disease, and diabetic retinopathy.  Blindness and vision loss are often preventable. Treatment for peripheral […]

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Jaundice (Yellow Eyes): Causes & Treatment

Jaundice is a condition where the whites of your eyes turn yellow. Your skin may also take on a yellowish hue.  Typically, jaundice is caused by underlying conditions where the body builds up a yellow substance known as bilirubin. The buildup of bilirubin may be due to liver disease, gallstones, infection of the pancreas, hepatitis, […]

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Glassy Eyes: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Glazed, shiny or glassy eyes are common occurrences that do not usually warrant concern. On rare occasions, they can be a sign of a bigger problem. When that occurs, treatment depends on what caused the glassy eyes. What Are Glassy Eyes? Glassy eye is a phrase used to describe eyes that seem to be overly […]

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Causes of High Eye Pressure (Ocular Hypertension) and Treatment Options

High eye pressure, also called ocular hypertension, is a condition in which too much pressure builds up inside your eyes, leading to damage to your optic nerve and possible vision loss. High eye pressure (or ocular hypertension) is a condition in which too much pressure builds up inside your eyes. This can cause damage to […]

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Superior Vision: Plans, Benefits, and Costs

Superior Vision is an eye-care insurance provider. This company, along with Davis Vision, are subsidiaries of Versant Health. It offers a variety of vision coverage plans, including individual and group. Its members have more than 127,000 service access points nationwide. If you’re thinking of becoming a member of Superior Vision, this guide will help you […]

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Ocular Rosacea: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Ocular rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the eyes and skin around the eyes. It is a form of rosacea, a chronic skin disease that causes the face to appear flushed.  Approximately 5 percent of people worldwide have some form of rosacea. It affects more than 14 million Americans and 415 million people around […]