Category: Eye Diseases

Carotid-Cavernous Fistulas

Carotid-Cavernous Fistulas

The potentially sight-robbing vascular irregularity referred to as the carotid-cavernous sinus fistula (CCF) can masquerade as conjunctivitis or other typical ocular conditions, which decreases the opportunity for a quick medical diagnosis. However, treatment success rates for these fistulas now approach 100 percent when the repair work is carried out early by knowledgeable specialists. Contemporary endoscopic […]

Updated: October 16, 2018 — 1:57 pm

Salzmannā€™s Nodular Degeneration

Salzmann's Nodules

Salzmann’s nodular degeneration is unusual, yet potentially sight-threatening condition that may require surgery.

Updated: October 14, 2018 — 9:48 am

Multiple Styes in Eye

Multiply styes in one eye

Multiple styles in the eye may be formed due to neglect of the problem and require longer treatment. A stye is a common however unpleasant eyelid infection. It usually looks like a small yellow pus-filled spot on the edge of the eyelid. Many styes improve by themselves and do not require medical treatment. Hot compresses […]

Updated: October 4, 2018 — 3:45 pm

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Eyelid Spasms

Eyelid smasm in left eye

An eyelid twitch, or myokymia, is a recurring, uncontrolled spasm of the eyelid muscles. A twitch generally takes place in the upper lid, however it can happen in both the upper and lower covers.

Updated: October 1, 2018 — 4:37 pm

Difference Between Glaucoma and Cataract

cataracts vs glaucoma

Both glaucoma and cataracts are physical conditions which cause loss of vision. Cataracts are progressive and painless and appear by a loss of openness; glaucoma on the other hand can be either quick and painful or slow and subtle.

Updated: August 6, 2018 — 9:55 am

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus is reactivation of a varicella-zoster virus infection (shingles) involving the eye. Symptoms and signs, which might be extreme, include dermatomal forehead rash and uncomfortable swelling of all the tissues of the anterior and, hardly ever, posterior structures of the eye. Medical diagnosis is based upon the particular look of the anterior structures […]

Updated: June 20, 2018 — 6:46 am

How to Remove Xanthelasma

As you get older, you may notice yellowish spots forming around your eyes. Those bumps are in fact cholesterol deposits known as xanthelasma and could be an indication that your health is at threat.

Updated: June 5, 2018 — 5:46 pm

Pink Eye in Toddlers

Toddler's pinkeye

The eye infection conjunctivitis (kun-junk-tih-VY-tus) — typically called pinkeye — is common in young kids. It’s typically contagious, and breakouts can sweep through preschools and playgrounds. However even teenagers and adults can get pinkeye.

Updated: April 30, 2018 — 10:04 am

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

BRVO Symptoms

Arteries and veins carry blood throughout your body, including your eyes. The eye’s retina has one primary artery and one main vein. When branches of the retinal vein become blocked, it is called branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). When the vein is blocked, blood and fluid spills out into the retina. The macula can swell […]

Updated: March 13, 2018 — 2:58 am

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma - eye cancer in child

Retinoblastoma is an uncommon eye cancer impacting about 300 children each year. The disease occurs most often in children under the age of 4 years, with 80% of cases taking place under age 3 years and virtually none above age 6 years. Many children (99%) with this disease will be cured.

Updated: February 22, 2018 — 7:44 am
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