Eyes and Vision

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 ...

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 ...

Peripheral Vision Loss (Tunnel Vision) Causes, Treatments

Human vision is not limited to what we can see in front of us. Our eyes have the ability to see, albeit not as clearly, as much as 100 to 110 degrees on either side when we look straight ahead. We often take this side vision for granted and do not even detect when it is gradually lost until the loss is severe. However, it >> Read More ...

Sensitive Eyes Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

We often talk about sensitive eyes when referring to light sensitivity. The eyes has mechanisms to restrict the amount of light entering the eyeball. Very bright light can hurt the eyes of any person. Sometimes the eyes are very sensitive to light and what is otherwise considered as a normal brightness can irritate some >> Read More ...

Tired Eyes (Eye Fatigue) Causes and Treatment

Your eyes like any part of your body has a limited capacity to the work it can do before it tires. We often do not think of our eyes in the same way as we think of our arms, brain or even our body in general. We expect our eyes to work continuously for 16 hours or more every day and to keep functioning at its optimum >> Read More ...

Wavy Lines In Vision (Zig Zag), Causes and Treatments

Most of us take our vision for granted, as we do with our other senses. Common visual disturbances like short-sightedness are easily corrected these days with spectacles, contact lenses or quick and inexpensive laser surgery. We no longer see these vision-related problems as a hindrance. However, when vision is disturbed >> Read More ...
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