Eyes and Vision

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 ...

Dim Vision (Dull Eyesight) Causes, Diseases and Treatments

Eyesight is one of the many senses that is taken for granted until we start to lose it either partially or completely. It is a complex sense and as such many disturbances in vision can arise through different ways. One aspect of vision that we do not often focus on is the brightness, contrast or intensity of the images >> Read More ...

Headache Behind The Eyes (Right, Left) Causes

Most of us do not describe headaches according to medical classifications. We usually cannot say with certainty whether we are experiencing a tension-type headache, cluster headache or migraine. Instead most people describe the pain by the nature of the pain (for example a throbbing headache), the location of the pain >> Read More ...
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