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Eye Health

  1. The Invisible Disability: Understanding The Types of Color Blindness

    The invisible disability: understanding the types of color blindness

    Today, there are an estimated 300 million people who suffer from color vision deficiency (CVD). How prevalent is the condition? Impacting more men than women,

  2. Is It Blepharospasm or a Random Twitching of the Eye?

    Is it Blepharospasm or a random twitching of the eye?

    Also known as eyelid twitching, benign essential blepharospasm is a very rare condition. In fact, an estimated 2,000 people are

  3. Glaucoma Risk Factors and Causes

    Glaucoma risk factors and causes

    Understanding the common glaucoma risk factors is critical and can be used to help protect your patients’ vision. If left unchecked and untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. In f

  4. The Causes of Corneal Edema and How It is Treated

    The causes of corneal edema and how It's treated

    Corneal edema refers to the swelling of one or multiple layers of the cornea. Corneal swelling is a common condition that can affect anyone but is frequently seen in people over the

  5. Common Vision Problems in Young Children

    Common vision problems in young children

    You may be surprised to know that 3% of all young children in the United States suffer from one or more types of vision problems according to data from the

  6. What Is a Pinguecula?

    What is a pinguecula?

    A pinguecula is a yellowish, noncancerous mass that grows on the side of the eye nearest to the nose. Too much UV exposure can increase the likelihood of developing a pinguecula. 

    In fact, those who live closest to the equator—in areas where the sun is most intense—are more likely to

  7. Taking a Second Look at Episcleritis

    Taking a second look at episcleritis

    Episcleritis is a relatively common type of red-eye caused by the inflammation of the episcleral tissues. This condition usually impacts women more than men and young adults. While episcleritis is usually not a sign of another disease, it tends to occur in those who suffer from body-wide inflammatory

  8. The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Eye Health

    The connection between blood pressure and eye health

    Understanding the correlation between blood pressure and eye health is an important part of being an eye care professional. It’s even more important to help your patients understand this link. Untreated high blood pressure (HBP), in particular, is not only linked to heart disease, stroke, and death, b

  9. Common Degenerative Eye Diseases that Cause Vision Loss

    Common degenerative eye diseases that cause vision loss

    Did your ophthalmologist diagnose you with a degenerative eye disease? What is that, anyway? Will it make you lose your eyesight? These are relevant questions, especially considering the fact that age-related or degenerative diseases of the eye are the leading cause of low vision and blindness in the

  10. Let's Focus on the Common Causes Of Eye Pain

    Let's focus on the common causes of eye pain

    Becoming educated about the common causes of eye pain can help you know when to seek care by your eye doctor. If you are an eye care professional then you can use this blog as a guide to educate your patients on the different types of eye pain they can experience. Eye pain, formally called ophthalmalgia,

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