Tag: eye surgery

Seeing Better Despite Compromised Vision

If you’ve tried store magnifiers, reading glasses, and perhaps have had eye surgery, yet you still struggle with seeing well, you might be among the millions of American who have what’s called “low vision.”

Low vision is permanent vision loss. Problems can include trouble with contrast sensitivity, which is the ability

Cataract Surgery Improves Your Vision and Your Quality of Life

Cataracts—clumps of protein that cloud the lenses of your eyes—are the most common cause of vision impairment in older adults; they affect more than 25 million Americans, 61 percent of whom are women.
How Cataracts Form
Cataracts may develop in one or both eyes. The lenses in your eyes are made primarily

6 Ways to Avoid Pinkeye

6 Ways to Avoid Pinkeye

Oh pinkeye, you always choose the best times to visit. Your attractive symptoms (crusty, pink, itchy, and watery eyes) are so easy to disguise—if eye patches were in fashion, that is! Since they’re not, it’s time to learn what pinkeye is, what causes it and how to treat it, or—better

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light Sensitivity? “Photophobia” May Be Part of the Picture

Light sensitivity or photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light. Bothersome light sources may include sunlight and harsh indoor lighting such as fluorescent or incandescent light from old-fashioned bulbs.

Light sensitivity is a common symptom that may be accompanied by headache. In most cases, it’s not due to disease. However,

Looking into Laser Eye Surgery? LASIK Is Worth Considering

Looking into Laser Eye Surgery? LASIK Is Worth Considering

For various reasons, your eyes may not provide clear, sharp vision—either near or far. The typical fixes are contact lenses or a pair of glasses (or two) to provide sharp vision at different distances. Most of us do just fine with these conventional corrections for blurry vision. But if you’re

Are Eye Infections Clouding Your Vision?

Are Eye Infections Clouding Your Vision?

Eye infections occur in different parts of the eye and can affect one eye or both. Bacteria, fungi, or viruses are the most common sources. They can originate from exposure to chemical, fumes, or smoke. Allergies also can cause infection as can an injury that may have caused the eye

End the Confusion About Cataracts and Their Causes

End the Confusion About Cataracts and Their Causes

Everyone is at risk for cataracts as they age, but not everyone truly understands cataracts and their causes. A cataract clouds the eye’s lens; it can become so cloudy that it blurs your vision.

Some people have greater odds of getting cataracts. And their causes can be gender-related. For example, women

YAG Laser Treatment Reduces Eye Floaters

Floaters are tiny specks or cobweb-like particles that seem to float across your eye. They increase with age and are seldom serious, but if they increase dramatically or suddenly, they can be a sign of retinal tearing or detachment; left untreated, your vision could be permanently harmed. (Retinal detachment appears

Get a Clearer View With Cataract Treatment

Treatment for cataracts is never an emergency, but, sooner or later, cataracts can become a problem for millions of adults, especially women.

“Cataracts are very common,” says Jessica Ciralsky, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine. “They only need to be removed if the loss of vision is inadequately

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