With the recent increased incidence of diabetes in the general population, the potential for serious vision loss due to diabetes has increased also. Diabetes can cause several ocular complications and the most vision threatening complication is diabetic retinopathy.
Restasis is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory eye drop used for treatment of chronic dry eye which cannot be controlled by lubrication drops or other dry eye therapies.
With millions of people using computers on a regular basis, many patients are experiencing eye problems associated with extended computer use. Computers do not hurt your eyes but they are definitely work for your eyes to do.
The inability to see properly at night or in lowlight conditions affects everyone to some extent. This can be particularly noticeable while driving in the winter season with short days and long evening hours.
Sunglasses protect not only your eyes from the sun but also protect your eyelids and surrounding skin tissue. The sun emits massive amounts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation which causes premature skin cell death as well as damage to skin cell DNA.
Astigmatism is a common refractive error (glasses need) and is often associated with other refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia. Astigmatism is not a disease process and we all have it in varying amounts.
Inside of your eye, directly by the pupil, sits a small lens about the size of a plain M&M. This lens is responsible for focusing light on the retina in the back of the eye. Any clouding of this lens is called a cataract.
Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a common refractive error such as myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. As the name implies, patients with hyperopia are sighted more for far than they are for things up close.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve that transmits the eye’s image to the brain is under pressure greater than what is can withstand. This pressure damages the nerve causing permanent vision loss.
The Iris is the colored part of the eye and its primary function is to control the amount of light entering the eye by regulating the size of the pupil. Iritis is a condition in which our body’s immune system gets confused and attacks the iris.