Eye Health

Sometimes, when we look in the mirror we might not be pleased with the image looking back at us. Most of us think it’s the effects of aging that cause wrinkles and saggy skin, but sometimes even the young and beautiful are affected by the...

What’s the difference between a chalazion and a stye? If you have a lump on your eye, you may just think it is a stye, and you are probably right, but it could also be a chalazion. A chalazion and a stye (medically known as hordeolum)...

There are many infections and diseases that can affect the health and function of the eyes. Like so many parts of the body, the eyes are both amazingly resilient, and also susceptible to disease, and if we don’t take care of them, a small infection...

Did you know that it’s quite possible to have ocular ischemic syndrome and not know it? Many people who are over the age of 50 pay close attention to the function of their hearts, lungs and other vital organs, but tend to dismiss small irregularities with...

Advances in health research has helped prolong our life span and improve our quality of life, and the same advances have been made in the eye health industry. We know so much more about eye health and eye diseases than we did 20 or even...

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is also known as temporal arteritis, and it is the most common type of vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels). It’s a fairly uncommon disease, affecting only 24 in 100,000 people, but it is a serious condition. The danger of GCA...

Subconjunctival hemorrhage sounds nasty – and it looks as nasty as it sounds! Basically, it’s a hemorrhage in your eye, and it’s caused by blood vessels that are ruptured or broken, which leads to blood leaks in the space between the conjunctiva (the tissue that...

It's a moment you'll never forget, the first time you and your new baby look into each others' eyes for the first time. You'll notice every detail about them, but have you ever wondered what your child is seeing when they gaze back at you?...

Myopia has often been a source of jokes and cartoons, and who doesn’t laugh to see Mr. Magoo make mistakes thanks to his magnified myopia. But, as anyone who is nearsighted knows, myopia is no laughing matter. Myopia is becoming increasingly common, and a recent report...

Retinitis Pigmentosa(RP) affects 1 in 4000 people worldwide. This rare but widespread disorder affects the light-sensitive retina which leads to vision impairment, and eventually, severe vision loss. Causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa Most cases of RP are caused by a genetic condition, but some cases are caused...