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Retinal Holes: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

A retinal hole is a serious condition that can lead to permanent visual impairment. It is a small tear in a small area in the back of the eye known as the macula. Because the macula is involved in centralized and focused vision, it is necessary for fine motor tasks and anything that requires focused […]

esotropia

Esotropia: Types, Causes & Treatment

Esotropia, a type of strabismus, affects approximately 2 to 4 percent of the population and can happen at any age. This condition, also known as crossed eyes, can have various causes and may require different forms of treatment.  What Is Esotropia? Esotropia is a condition where the eyes turn inward instead of looking straight ahead. […]

fovea what it is what it does and more

Fovea: What It Is, What It Does & More

The fovea is the part of your eye that you use when looking at something close.  What Is the Fovea?  The fovea is a small area of the retina that contains the highest concentration of photoreceptors. These photoreceptors, called cones, are responsible for sharp vision, which helps us see details clearly.  For example, when you […]

diagnosing and treating cloudy vision in one eye

Diagnosing & Treating Cloudy Vision in One Eye

It’s possible to only get cloudy vision in one eye. Most people with cloudy vision can’t see clearly and don’t know why. It’s like walking around with an eye patch on. Fortunately, there are many ways to diagnose and treat cloudy vision in one eye. What Is Cloudy Vision? Cloudy vision is a term used […]

ocular melanoma

Ocular Melanoma: Symptoms & Treatment

Melanoma is a form of cancer that originates within melanocytes, which are cells in the eyes and skin that produce and store the pigment, also known as melanin. Ocular melanoma specifically affects the eye.  The exact causes of ocular melanoma are not fully understood, but it is widely known that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation […]

myokymia eyelid twitch or tic

Myokymia (Eyelid Twitch or Tic): Causes & Treatment

Myokymia refers to a twitching or spasming of the eyelid. This phenomenon is common and happens at some point in time to most people.  It is typically preventable and can be managed by making a few lifestyle adjustments. However, if it does not go away after a few days, it is best to go see […]

retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Retinoblastoma is a cancer that begins in the back of the eye. It can metastasize and affect surrounding tissues, making the treatment of this form of cancer difficult.  This rare form of malignant cancer most commonly affects young children. What Is Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumor that affects the cells of the retina, or […]

meibomian gland dysfunction signs causes treatment

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common condition where the tiny glands along the eyelid become blocked.  Meibomian gland dysfunction is very common and may not cause symptoms in its early stages. The dysfunction is due to glands not creating enough of the oil or creating poor quality oil.  If the oil glands get clogged, […]

the pros and cons of lasik

LASIK With Astigmatism: How It Works, Success Rates & More

Individuals who have astigmatism can generally explore LASIK surgery as a solution. However, there are certain limitations depending on astigmatism type.  Many eye care specialists have the proper technology to treat individuals who have a relatively high level of astigmatism. Being a candidate for LASIK surgery has certain requirements.  Generally, nearsightedness can be treated up […]

lasik for farsightedness

LASIK for Farsightedness

LASIK can offer a permanent vision correction solution for people with farsightedness.  Hyperopia (commonly referred to as farsightedness) is quite common as far as vision conditions go, especially among adult-aged individuals. Those who are farsighted generally have trouble viewing objects that are close in proximity, causing them to squint in order to see more clearly. […]

Eyelash Lice: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Eyelash lice are small insects that live and lay eggs on eyelashes.  They are usually the same type of louse found in armpit hair and the pubic region. They are passed along from person to person from contact to the infested region.  Eyelash lice make the area surrounding the eyelashes extremely itchy, which can lead […]

hyphema

Hyphema (Blood in the Eye): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Usually caused by trauma from playing contact sports or other physical activities, bleeding can occur inside of the eye. These hyphemas will typically go away on their own and rarely require more than basic treatments.  Hyphema can be prevented by wearing eye protection when playing sports or participating in other physical activities that put the […]