About Corneal Abrasion

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A corneal abrasion is a scratch or a scrape on the cornea, which is the clear, round dome covering the eye's iris and pupil. By helping focus light as it enters the eye, the cornea plays an important role in vision. When a corneal abrasion scars t...

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Contact Lens Do's and Don't's

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Things to Do Always thoroughly wash (to remove bacteria) and thoroughly rinse (to remove oils, soaps, etc) your hands before handling lenses Avoid the use of soaps that contain perfumes, cold cream lotion, or oily cosmetics before handling your l...

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Why we all need UV protection

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UV radiation is harmful to eyes. Overexposure to UV can have short-term effects and long-term effects like acceleration of cataracts, and an increased risk of retinal damage. In addition, the skin of the lids – particularly the lower lids and the ...

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About Diabetic Eye Disease

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What is Diabetic Eye Disease? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of this disease. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Diabetic eye disease may include: Diabe...

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Dandruff on your eyes? Well, almost. Learn more about Blepharitis

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Blepharitis is a very common condition among all age groups which manifests as the accumulation of skin scales and debris along the base of the upper and lower eyelashes which can lead to inflammation of the upper and lower lid margins and dry eye...

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About Glaucoma

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Primary open-angle glaucoma is the second most common cause of visual loss among seniors. Risk factors other than increasing age include family history of glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes, African ethnic heritage, nearsightedness and elevat...

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