Eyes and Vision

Stye (Hordeolum) Causes, Pictures, Treatment, Remedies

Most of us have suffered with a stye at some time in our life. For some people it is common occurrence. Styes are usually not serious and  lasts for a few days to one to two weeks at most. There are numerous purported cures for styes with home remedies, including spices, herbs and even rubbing the stye with a gold ring. >> Read More ...

Dark Eyelids Causes, Remedies and Treatment

The eyelids are folds of very thin skin. In fact the skin that make up the eyelids are the thinnest in the body, second only to some areas of the genitalia. Like skin elsewhere on the body, the color of the eyelids are determined by the distribution of the natural skin pigment known as melanin. This pigment is produced by >> Read More ...

Chalazion (Eyelid Cyst) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The eyelids have different types of glands. The meibomian glands secrete and oily substance which is one of the components of tears. Another gland in the eyelid is the Zeis glands which secrete an oily reside from the hair follicles that comprise the eyelashes. When the meibomian glands and Zeis glands become blocked it >> Read More ...

Acanthamoeba Keratitis Causes, Treatment, Prevention

The eye is composed of delicate tissue with the front part exposed to the environment. It is prone to a host of diseases, especially infections from microbes in the environment. However, the eye has several mechanisms to prevent infections including tears to wash away microbes and protective layers that can minimize entry >> Read More ...

Eye Dryness (Low Tears) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Eye dryness (xeropthalmia) is a common occurrence that most of us will experience many times in life. It is usually not a persistent problem and often self-resolves with blinking a few times or changing environment. However, with the rise in computer use in the workplace, dry eyes has become a common symptom that is more >> Read More ...
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