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Neovascular Glaucoma: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

A type of secondary glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma is the result of the angle of the eye being closed off by new blood vessels. This “angle” is that which is located between the iris, or colored part of the eye, and the cornea, or the clear protective shield that makes up the front eye. If left … Read More...

The Main Causes of Broken Blood Vessel in Eye

Also known as subconjunctival hemorrhages, a number of causes of broken blood vessel in eye exist. The eyes are fragile and prone to a number of conditions. Fortunately, a broken blood vessel is among the least serious. These nine causes of broken blood vessel in eye are the most common. 1. Eye … Read More...

Trachoma Eye Disease – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

An eye infection that affects both eyes, trachoma eye disease is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. In fact, according to statistics collected by the World Health Organization (WHO), trachoma is responsible for the visual impairment of over 2 million people. And of those … Read More...

Dacryocystitis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Any health condition that can affect the eyes is serious because of the possibility that it could damage someone's vision, or worse yet, lead to blindness. Unfortunately, a lot of people attempt to self-diagnose and treat their own eye problems at home though, which ends up causing the problem to … Read More...

Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Although rare, Acanthamoeba keratitis can have devastating effects if left untreated. The condition is an eye infection that is caused by microscopic organisms typically found in lake water and soil; however, the organisms can also colonize in swimming pools, hot tubs, and even drinking water. While … Read More...

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

The virus that causes the well-known childhood illness chickenpox and its more adult counterpart shingles can reactivate in a number of ways throughout one’s life. If it does so in a site that involves the area around or in the eye, it is known as herpes zoster ophthalmicus. The condition is often … Read More...

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