Myopia is a common “refractive error.” Since no eye is perfect, everyone has a refractive error which could be nearsighted, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia or a combination of all of them.
Strabismus is a condition in which one eye does not track with the other eye. It may be constant or intermittent and may alternate between the eyes. The most common symptom of strabismus is one eye turning in a different direction than the other eye.
Blepharitis is a common condition in which the eyelids become chronically inflamed and irritated. Blepharitis can cause corneal scarring and vision loss if left untreated.
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.