Eyes and Vision

The Human Eye (Eyeball) Diagram, Parts and Pictures

The human eye consists of the eyeball, optic nerve, orbit and appendages (eyelids, extraocular muscles and lacrimal glands). While the eyeball is the actual sensory organ, the other parts of of the eye are equally important in maintaining the health and function of the eye as a whole. The structure of the human eye is such >> Read More ...

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment (Surgery, Medication)

Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy The treatment options currently available are effective in halting or delaying further vision loss but will not reverse changes. The approach to the treatment of diabetic retinopathy depends onĀ  the stage of retinopathy, presence and extent of clinically significant macular edema, type of >> Read More ...

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Diagnosis

Regular monitoring of the vision and opthalmalogical examinations will help to identify diabetic retinopathy in the early stages. However, many diabetics only seek treatment once the visual disturbance is significant and affecting daily functioning. Blurred vision is more commonly reported as a reason for seeking medical >> Read More ...

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes Retina Disease Symptoms

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) that affects the retina of the eye. This is the inner lining of the eyeball which is light sensitive and converts incoming light into electrical impulses. The signals then travel to the brain where it is deciphered and results in the sense of >> Read More ...

Double Vision, Seeing Double – Causes of Diplopia

What is diplopia? Diplopia, or double vision, occurs when an individual sees two or more images of the same object. It should not be confused with blurred vision where a single object appears unclear. Vision in humans is single binocular vision. This means that the images from both eyes are recorded and processed by the >> Read More ...

Cholesterol Deposits On, Under, Around Eyes, Eyelids, Pictures

Xanthelasma and corneal arcus are two signs of elevated blood cholesterol that may be evident on the eye or eyelids. While it is not present in every case of hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol) or hyperlipidemia (elevated lipids- triglycerides + cholesterol), the presence of xanthelasma or a corneal arcus should >> Read More ...

Contact Lens Chronic Red Eye, ‘Pink Eyes’ Infection

GregC Asked : I had a case of pink eyes that was constantly recurring and my optometrist advised me to stop wearing the permanent lenses I was using to determine if it was the lenses or some other problem. The pink eye went down and he told me to go for disposable lenses but I decided to wear glasses for a while. I have a >> Read More ...

Contact Lens, Problems and Side Effects of Wearing Lenses

What are Contact Lenses? Contact lens (singular) is a thin film made of plastic which fits on the cornea to correct vision or for cosmetic purposes. Less commonly used these days are contact lenses made of glass. In a person with vision problems, the light refraction (bending of light) is not adequate to allow for a clear >> Read More ...

Causes of Droopy Eyes and Ptosis

Droopy eyes may be a naturally occurring feature in some people, creating a characteristic ‘sleepy eye’ look. However, in other cases, it can extend beyond just the cosmetic aspect and contribute to difficulty with vision, especially in cases of ptosis. The medical term, ptosis, refers to the drooping of the >> Read More ...
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