Category Archives for Eye Health

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 fact, glaucoma is

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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 age of 50. If there

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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 Centers for Disease Control. Fortunately, most

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is Corneal Abrasion and Can It Affect My Vision?

A diagnosis of corneal abrasion by your doctor can sound scary and complicated at the same time. Before you ask: “What is corneal abrasion?” your ophthalmologist may explain that it simply means a

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Six Simple Eye Health Tips You Can Start Today!

You only get one set of eyes! As such, it's critical to emphasize to your patients the importance of protecting and improving their eye health. Fortunately, following simple eye health tips can go a long

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