Allergies

Allergies

Because eye allergies are very common, your eyecare professional would like to share with you some background information regarding eye allergies. An allergy is an overreaction by the immune system by normally harmless subjects called allergens. Most people will...
Blepharitis

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Redness, swelling, styes, cysts, and flaky crusts at the eyelid margin characterize it. Symptoms include scratchy, swollen, tender, and irritated eyes. Blepharitis can be caused by various bacteria and be chronic or acute...
Cataracts

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye. The condition can lead to a decrease in vision if clouding develops enough to obstruct your view. Left untreated, it is the most common cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts are conventionally treated with...
Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis can be either an irritation or an infection of the membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inside lining of the eyelid. It has become commonly known as “pink eye” due to the significant blood vessel inflammation that can occur....
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes and is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is an ocular manifestation of diabetes, a systemic disease, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had...