botulinum toxin (botox) for wrinkles on the face
Injections of botulinum toxin are commonly used to reduce wrinkles. These injections help most people get rid of wrinkles. However, wrinkles may appear the same to some people even after the procedure. Discuss your expectations for botulinum toxin injections with your doctor. If injections do not work for you, he...
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subspecialists in ophthalmology

Subspecialists in Ophthalmology

An ophthalmologist is the only type of doctor who is qualified in all aspects of eye care. A general ophthalmologist (also known as a holistic ophthalmologist) can diagnose and treat...
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what is giant papillary conjunctivitis

What Is Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis?

Typically, the inside of your eyelid should be very smooth. However, if you have giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), the inside of your eyelid becomes red, swollen, and irritated. Giant papillary...
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Drusen: Causes, Symptoms, and Risks

Under the retina, drusen are yellow deposits. Lipids and proteins make up the drusen. Drusen are not thought to be a cause of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Drusen, on the...
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a condition in which the pressure within the skull increases, resulting in vision issues, headaches, and other symptoms. When brain fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF)...
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things you should not do before getting lasik

What Are the Things You Should Not Do Before Getting Lasik?

Before getting a LASIK procedure, you are given by your eye surgeon advice that you need to follow for you to have a safe procedure. During pre-op calls, you may...
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PRK: Chirurgia dell'occhio refrattiva

PRK: Refractive Eye Surgery

Here You Can Find: Knowing PRK PRK and LASIK Step-By-Step Procedure Risks and Complications Involved   Knowing PRK Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) was the first laser refractive eye surgery that is...
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minimize the recovery time of cataract surgery

What Can I Do to Minimize the Recovery Time of Cataract Surgery?

The recovery time for cataract surgery is known to be short and uneventful if you followed the instructions of your surgeon and attend all follow-up check-ups. Cataract surgery with no...
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Identification and Treatment of Pink Eye in Babies

Identification and Treatment of Pink Eye in Babies

A common eye condition in babies where there is an inflammation in the conjunctiva is called pink eye or Conjunctivitis. Pink eyes can occur in one eye or both eyes....
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cytomegalovirus retinitis

Cytomegalovirus Retinitis and Its Symptoms

A disease that is concerned with sight associated with AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is called Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. There are AIDS patients who developed CMV retinitis. One report said...
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Milia on the Eyelid and How to Remove Them

Milia are small, white, or yellowish cysts that appear on your face and body including on the eyelids and under the eyes. Milia are sometimes called “milk spots” or “oil...
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Pros and Cons of Using Disposable Contact Lenses

Pros and Cons of Using Disposable Contact Lenses

Hearing the word “disposable” makes you think that it is expensive and a waste of money because it is just a single-use. A type of contact lens that has been...
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colored contacts for astigmatism

Are There Colored Contacts for Astigmatism?

Most people prefer wearing contact lenses to eyeglasses for so many reasons. The first one is because it provides a natural view without the thick frames hindering peripheral vision. The...
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are contact lens prescriptions the same as eyeglass prescriptions

Are contact lens prescriptions the same as eyeglass prescriptions?

Contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions are two different things. Eyeglasses are worn about 12 millimeters away from your eyes while contact lenses are directly on the surface of your eyes...
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man holding eyeglasses with two hands

Does Wearing Glasses Make Eyes Look Smaller?

If you heard from your eye doctor that you will be needing glasses because of refractive error, do not worry. Corrective eyewear will help to clear your vision and give...
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different lens coatings

What Are the Different Lens Coatings?

Many people are not aware of the different lens coating. In optical shops, lens coatings are offered after choosing a frame for your glasses. The type of lens coating depends...
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woman covering one eye

Will I Need Glasses if Only One Eye Is Blurry?

Blurry vision can affect anyone including children which you will not expect. Blurry vision occurs due to refractive error such as astigmatism, hyperopia or farsightedness, myopia or nearsightedness, or presbyopia....
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how does summer affect your eyes

How Does Summer Affect Your Eyes?

Vacations, picnics, and trips to the beach are all popular summer activities. Summer can be welcome after a long winter or a rainy spring, but it can also have negative...
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Role of Crispr in Eye Care DNA Editing 1

Role of CRISPR in Eye Care: DNA Editing

With the advanced technology that we have, a new kind of genetic engineering known as CRISPR allows scientists to edit DNA. CRISPR means “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.” The...
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3 eye signs of bipolar disorder mania

3 Eye Signs of Bipolar Disorder Mania

Depression, at least the type we associate with sagging shoulders, a sense of being dead inside, and crying, is easy to recognize. Like a book cover, depression is mostly visible...
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Can Blue Light Damage Your Eyes 1

Can Blue Light Damage Your Eyes?

Your screen time on your devices like computers, smartphones, and television, exposes your eyes to risks of blue light. Nonetheless, science still has to prove that blue light causes damage...
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Computer Vision Syndrome and Digital Eye Strain Explained

Computer vision syndrome is also known as digital eye strain. This belongs to the group of eye and vision-related problems that stems from extensive screen time on digital devices. Long...
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Harmful Effects of Excessive Screen Time

The Harmful Effects of Excessive Screen Time for Kids

Parents nowadays are having a difficult time limiting screen time for their kids. Today’s children have gotten used to various devices at their fingertips. It is becoming harder each day...
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