Posts Categorized: Ophthalmology

Astigmatism; You’ve Heard It, But What Does It Mean?

The curve and shape of your eye affects the way you see the world around you. For example, if the lenses in your eye have mismatched curves, you may experience blurred distance and near vision, a condition called astigmatism. Eyes with astigmatism are more egg-shaped than round. Astigmatism can occur in a combination of symptoms... Read more »

Are Distant Objects Blurry? You May Have Myopia

Similar to a camera lens, beams of light hit the eyes and become focused to help us see images. When this happens correctly, the images are transmitted to the brain to provide a clear and focused vision. When there is interference, problems with vision can arise such as nearsightedness. In medical terms, nearsightedness is called... Read more »

What is Farsightedness?

You’ve probably heard the term “farsightedness” before, but do you know what it means? Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is condition of the eyes that alters the way you see. People with hyperopia have difficulty seeing things up close, but are able to see things farther away without much trouble. It’s not considered a disease as much... Read more »

Strabismus: Crossed Eyes

Many medical conditions develop at young ages or are present at birth, and several of these are related to the eyes. As one of the most complex parts of the body, the eyes are susceptible to several conditions that can impact vision. One of these conditions is called strabismus, also referred to as crossed eyes... Read more »

Chronic Dry Eyes: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Many people think of shedding tears as a way to express emotion, but tears play a large role in eye health. In fact, tears help keep the eyes lubricated and free of major dryness. They also provide nutrients that help keep the front of the eye healthy and vision clear. Tears can wash away things... Read more »

Conjunctivitis: Pink Eye

Practicing good hygiene is important in maintaining physical health, and there are several diseases and conditions that can be caused in part by bad hygiene. One such disease is called conjunctivitis. Commonly referred to as pink eye, conjunctivitis is any inflammation or infection of the membrane that covers the eyeball. This membrane is called the... Read more »

What You Need to Know About Color Blindness

There are a number of diseases that people commonly have misconceptions about, and color blindness is one of them. Even the name itself is slightly misleading, and in most cases, the condition is simply referred to as “poor color vision.” This is because, in almost all cases, the condition isn’t referring to people’s complete inability... Read more »

The Cornea and Corneal Disease

The eyes work in detailed ways with many complex structures, and these structures need protection. This protection is called the cornea - a clear, thin outer layer that protects the eye from dirt, bacteria and other germs or contaminants. Several problems with the eyes occur in the cornea. Many of these are genetic or develop... Read more »

What is Refractive Surgery?

Vision conditions affect millions of people around the world, and while some of these conditions can’t be cured, medical technology can improve many of them. One solution is called refractive surgery, which can help fix vision problems through laser treatments. You may have heard of LASIK surgery, for instance - this is one of several... Read more »

What is Glaucoma?

The eyes are fragile parts of the body with many working parts, and it’s easy for problems to develop if even one small part of your eye is damaged. One common eye condition is called glaucoma. Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve in the eye, generally through pressure that builds up over time. This... Read more »