Archive for the ‘Eye Diseases’ Category

Pterygia- Causes and treatment

The fleshy growth that often covers the corner of the cornea is called a pterygium. It usually remains small, but may grow to interfere with the center of the cornea and thus decrease vision. The precise cause is not known but ultraviolet light plays a role and at times this causes the growth of the […]

Eye related diseases

Eye related diseases are related to blood vessel changesThe vision-robbing diseases of the eyes that come with age (glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc.) are all, in a way, related to the depletion of the nutrients the blood carries to the blood vessels of the eye, as well as the deterioration of the vessels themselves. […]

Allergic Eye Disease

Allergic disease is the 5th leading chronic disease in the United States. It is the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18. A nationwide survey found that more than half (54.6%) of all Americans tested positive to one or more allergens, of these, 83% suffer ocular (eye) symptoms. In general, allergy is a […]

Presbyopia

The ability to see things up close is dependent on the natural lens of the eye (crystalline lens) changing its shape to accommodate every distance you’re looking at. Over the age of 40 the lens’s ability to change its shape diminishes and people find that “their arms have gotten to short”. A study published by […]

Ultraviolet (UV) Rays

Ultraviolet (UV) rays damage causing pterygium amongst young AustraliansAustralia’s Newcastle Herald reported that Australia’s beach culture and outdoors lifestyle is causing more young adults to develop aggressive pterygia growth. Pterygia is basically a breakdown of the conjunctiva (outside lining of the eye, in front of the sclera (white part of the eye)) causing a lumping […]