Category: Eye Diseases

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

Anisocoria

Anisocoria

What Is¬†Anisocoria? Anisocoria is when your eye’s pupils are not the same size. The pupil enables light to get in the eye so that you can see. Anybody can have pupils that vary in size without any issues. In reality, one from five people have pupils that are generally different sizes.

Updated: February 16, 2018 — 1:47 pm

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

wet age related macular degeneration

There are two basic types of macular degeneration: “wet” and “dry.” Around 10-15% of the cases of macular degeneration are the “wet” (exudative) type.

Updated: January 19, 2018 — 3:37 pm

Ocular Melanoma Survival Rate

OM

A number of clinical, pathological, and hereditary prognostic aspects have been recognized as being associated with higher risk of establishing metastatic ocular melanoma (OM). Higher risk of metastasis is related to big tumor size, ciliary body involvement, orange pigment overlying the tumor and older patient age. Pathological findings such as epithelioid (versus spindle) morphology, is […]

Updated: December 25, 2017 — 4:11 am

Home Remedy for Sty in the Eye

natural home remedies

A sty, medically described as a hordeolum, is an intense infection of the oil glands of the eyelids that leads to a firm, red lump on the eyelid. It might ultimately cap as it fills with pus.

Updated: December 14, 2017 — 11:09 am
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