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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction – How to Spot It and Cure It

The Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a common ailment that, probably, happened to everyone at least once in their life. The reason is simple. Your eyes need moisture as well as lubrication to remain wet. When the small glands in your eyes that make sure that happens, malfunction, you get the meibomian … Read More...

Corneal Abrasion – Everything You Need to Know About It

A corneal abrasion is a quite common eye injury. Which means that it has most likely also happened to you at some point in your life. It consists of a scratch on your cornea or your general eye area, and it can have multiple causes. But there are also ways in which you can treat it, or even prevent … Read More...

Itchy Eyelids

There are many causes for itchy eyelids including genetic disorders (less common), acute short term diseases, and chronic diseases. The eyelids can be red, swollen, swollen eye, itchy eyes, drooping eyelid, excoriated skin, scaly skin, nodules, and crusting of the eyelashes. The eyelids itch and can … Read More...

What is a Pterygium?

What is a Pterygium? A Pterygium is a benign growth on the surface of the eye. It originates from the conjunctiva which is the outer layer of tissue containing blood vessels that covers over the white portion of the eye called the sclera and grows onto the cornea of the eye (clear portion of the … Read More...

Plaquenil or Hydroxychloroquine

What is Plaquenil? Plaquenil is a drug used in the acute treatment of malaria. It is also used in the long –term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. Its generic name is hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Chloroquine has been replaced with hydroxychloroquine as it has less side e … Read More...

What is Astigmatism?

A person has astigmatism when the light that enters the eye is not focused to a clear point on the retina. Instead light is focused into a line not a point. This means that the person with this condition will have blurred vision. It is present in about thirty to forty percent of people wearing g … Read More...

Eyelid Tumors

Types of Eyelid Tumors There are two main categories of eyelid tumors which are benign tumors and cancerous or malignant tumors. Benign Tumors or Growths on Eyelids Papilloma A papilloma is a benign growth that can occur on the eyelids and are much more common as we age. They need no … Read More...

Exotropia

What is Exotropia? This is an ocular disease where the eyes are turned outward which the opposite of crossed eyes. This is a form of strabismus which means misalignment of the eyes. The more common form of strabismus is esotropia which is the medical term for crossed eyes. Strabismus can run in … Read More...

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