process of a comprehensive eye exam

The Process of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

There are a lot of people who do not know the series of exams that will be done during an appointment with an eye doctor, mostly when it is their...
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Schirmer's Test

Schirmer’s Test: A Test for Dry Eyes

Schirmer’s test is used to determine whether the eyes make enough tears to keep it moist and healthy. This is done by placing a piece of filter paper in the...
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Could Eye Drops Treat Cataracts Without Surgery?

Could Eye Drops Treat Cataracts Without Surgery?

Scientists have discovered a compound that can reverse cataracts. The good news is, it can be soluble enough to be in a form of eye drops. Cataracts can bring permanent...
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Stye

Stye (Hordeolum)

A stye is a painful bump around the edge of the eyelid that closely resembles a boil or a pimple. This is a localized infection or inflammation of the edges...
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Sticky Eyes

Sticky Eyes: What It Is and How to Properly Manage It

Wet or crusted discharge in the eyes is common in people who have allergies or cold. This discharge can cause the eyes to feel wet, gummy, or are glued shut....
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Blocked Tear Duct

Blocked Tear Duct

A blocked tear duct prevents tears from draining normally which causes a watery and irritated eye. This condition is common in newborns and usually gets better without medical intervention. However,...
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What Does a White Spot on My Eyeball Mean?

What Does a White Spot on My Eyeball Mean?

There are only a few conditions that cause white spots on the eye to form and are mostly treatable. The most common conditions linked with white spots on the eyeball...
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Eye Melanoma

Eye Melanoma or Ocular Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that affects melanocytes or the cells that produce melanin which gives color to the skin. Similar to the skin, the eyes also contain...
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Reading Your Eyeglasses Prescription

Reading Your Eyeglasses Prescription

This article will help you with reading and understanding your eyeglasses prescription for you to use when buying new eyeglasses. OD and OS OD and OS are short terms of...
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Can Arthritis Affect Your Eyes?

Can Arthritis Affect Your Eyes?

Arthritis is commonly understood as inflammation of the joints. However, what most people do not know is that it can also cause problems in other unexpected areas such as the...
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Eyelid Dermatitis

Eyelid Dermatitis

If your eyelids always feel itchy, irritated, or swollen, it may be because of eyelid dermatitis. Atopic (allergic) contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis are the two types of a...
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How to Safely Flush the Eye as First Aid

How to Safely Flush the Eye as First Aid

It is crucial to act as quickly as you can when any foreign object or chemical gets into the eye. In most cases, the first response to these accidents is...
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REFRACTIVE ERRORS

Refractive Errors (Vision Problems)

Refractive Errors (Vision Problems)

Refractive errors such as blurred vision and difficulty focusing are optical imperfections that inhibit the eye from seeing properly. The predominant refractive errors are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism....
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Hyperopia

Hyperopia: What is Farsightedness?

Hyperopia is commonly known as farsightedness. It means that things that are far away are clearly seen while things up close are blurry. Hyperopia tends to be less common than...
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astigmatism

A Complete Guide to Astigmatism: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Astigmatism is not a disease. It is only a type of vision condition or a refractive error. It causes blurry and distorted vision which commonly occurs in the global population....
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EYE CONDITIONS

Stye

Stye (Hordeolum)

A stye is a painful bump around the edge of the eyelid that closely resembles a boil or a pimple. This is a localized infection or inflammation of the edges...
Read More
Sticky Eyes

Sticky Eyes: What It Is and How to Properly Manage It

Wet or crusted discharge in the eyes is common in people who have allergies or cold. This discharge can cause the eyes to feel wet, gummy, or are glued shut....
Read More
Blocked Tear Duct

Blocked Tear Duct

A blocked tear duct prevents tears from draining normally which causes a watery and irritated eye. This condition is common in newborns and usually gets better without medical intervention. However,...
Read More
Eye Melanoma

Eye Melanoma or Ocular Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that affects melanocytes or the cells that produce melanin which gives color to the skin. Similar to the skin, the eyes also contain...
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Eyelid Dermatitis

Eyelid Dermatitis

If your eyelids always feel itchy, irritated, or swollen, it may be because of eyelid dermatitis. Atopic (allergic) contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis are the two types of a...
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Eye Floater Types

Eye Floater Types

Eye floaters vary on people, from different shapes and shades to moving or wavy lines, to small black dots in your vision. Floaters are not a medical concern but a...
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