Category Archives for Vision

Treatment for Pink Eye

Also known as conjunctivitis, this infection is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane lining the eyelid. This causes blood vessels to appear more visible, hence its pinkish / red color. Pink Eye Treatment for Bacterial Conjunctivitis Your doctor could prescribe antibiotic eyedrops if the cause is bacterial in origin. This should remove the infection in a few days. Sometimes eye ointments are used instead, especially among children. Ointments are easier to apply on small children and babies....

What Causes Eye Twitching?

Definition Eye Twitching, or Blepharospasm, is involuntary eyelid twitching. It is also referred to as an eye muscle spasm. The term blepharospasm really applies to any abnormal blinking or involuntary eye twitching of the eyelids caused by uncontrolled contractions of the muscles around the eyelids. One type of blepharospasm is Benign Essential Blepharospasm (BEB) a blinking disorder that is not life threatening and has an unknown causes. Other types of blepharospasm may be associated with dry eyes,...

Eye Pain

Commonly described by patients as stabbing, dull, sharp and burning ache around the eye, eye pain is one of the usual reasons why people visit their physicians or their ophthalmologists. The aching can be categorized into two, namely acute and chronic. This condition can result from minor injuries or serious health problems. To identify the real cause of the problem, it is important that patients undergo medical tests recommended by doctors. By learning the true cause of the health condition, ophthalmologists...

What Causes Double Vision?

What is Double Vision Binocular Diplopia If the two eyes are misaligned and aim at different targets, two non-matching images will be sent to the viewer’s brain. When the brain accepts and uses two non-matching images at the same time, double vision results. Double vision is dangerous to survival, so the brain naturally guards against its occurrence. In an attempt to avoid double vision, the brain will eventually disregard one of the mismatching images. That is, the brain will ignore one eye...

Eye Disease Symptoms

The eye is vulnerable to different kinds of diseases, especially when not receiving proper care and medications. However, there are also other possible causes such as degeneration and injury. Common eye disease symptoms include inflammation, red eye and eye pain, all of which can lead to the irritation and discomfort to patients. To help determine the real causes of these serious health problems, it is good to known the different eye disease symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Signs of Eye Disease Eye...

What Causes Red Eyes?

Red eyes are caused by enlarged, dilated blood vessels, leading to the appearance of redness on the surface of the eye (sclera). Alternative names for red eyes are bloodshot eyes, scleral injection and conjunctival injection. Irritation is a common cause of red eyes; typical irritants are extremely dry air, sun exposure, dust, foreign body, infection, straining or coughing and allergic reaction. Coughing or straining can cause a bright red uniformly dense bloody area on the sclera known as subconjunctival...

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease involving the loss of retinal ganglion cells. At the same time, it greatly affects the function and condition of the optic nerve. When left untreated, patients may end up having visual field loss and permanent optic nerve damage. It is very important to determine its symptoms right away in order to prevent further pain and suffering in patients. Here is a quick look at the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment that can help people fight off the effects of glaucoma, starting from...

Remedy for Pink Eye

Pink eye or conjunctivitis is a transmittable condition characterised by pink or reddish coloration of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that covers the white of the eye and also  lines the inside of the eyelids. A virus, bacteria or allergy could cause pink eye. It  can be transmitted through various means such as using an infected washcloth, towel or using table tops, bathrooms and so on, touched by the infected person. It can also spread when the person infected with pink...