Do you feel like you have something in your eye?

Do you feel like you have something in your eye?

Thursday, 02 February 2023

Patients with ocular pathologies often describe a sensation of sand or foreign body in the eye, even though there is nothing there. This symptom, increasingly common in ophthalmology, is aggravated by visual fatigue due to remote work and prolonged use of screens.

Eye Cancer

Eye Cancer

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Retinoblastoma is a type of pediatric cancer that develops in the retina of the eye. The retina is located at the back of the eye. It has layers of cells that sense light and send information to the brain.

What is Stargardt disease?

What is Stargardt disease?

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Stargardt's disease is a rare genetic eye disease that occurs when fatty material builds up in the macula, the small part of the retina needed for sharp, detailed vision.

What is a pinguecula?

What is a pinguecula?

Friday, 13 January 2023

A pinguecula is a benign, or non-cancerous, growth that develops in the eye. It occurs in the conjunctiva, the thin layer of tissue that lines the white part of the eye. It can appear at any age, but occurs mostly in middle-aged and older people. These growths rarely need to be removed and, in most cases, no treatment is necessary.

What is trachoma?

What is trachoma?

Thursday, 05 January 2023

Trachoma is a bacterial infection that affects the eyes. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Trachoma is contagious and is spread through contact with the eyes, eyelids, and nasal or pharyngeal secretions of infected persons. It can also be transmitted by handling infected objects, such as handkerchiefs.

Do you have tired eyes?

Do you have tired eyes?

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Presbyopia is the normal loss of the ability to focus on objects up close, which occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia in their 40s, when they begin to have trouble seeing small print, including phone text messages, clearly.

Burning eyes

Burning eyes

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Eye burning is usually a stinging and irritating sensation in the eyes. It can also cause itching or tearing, as well as eye discharge. It is uncomfortable and can be a health problem.

Symptoms that accompany eye burning may include:

What are floaters or myodesopsias?

What are floaters or myodesopsias?

Friday, 16 December 2022

Floaters appear as small spots that move across the visual field. They may stand out when you look at something bright, such as white paper or the sky. They may bother you, but they should not interfere with your vision.

Lacrimal duct obstruction

Lacrimal duct obstruction

Thursday, 08 December 2022

A blocked tear duct is a complete or partial blockage (obstruction) in the nasal (nose) passages that drain tears. If you have a blocked tear duct, your eyes may be itchy, irritated, and watery. Another name for a blocked tear duct is nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa

Symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa

Thursday, 01 December 2022

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of rare eye diseases that affect the retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye). Retinitis pigmentosa causes the cells of the retina to slowly break down over time, leading to loss of night vision.

What is photophobia?

What is photophobia?

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Photophobia is an eye condition that causes sensitivity to light. People who suffer from migraine and/or have other diseases often have photophobia. Controlling photophobia is not easy, after all, it is impossible to avoid bright light and sunlight all the time.

Eye health in adults over 65 years of age

Eye health in adults over 65 years of age

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Vision changes occur as you age, but these changes don't have to affect your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care can help you safeguard your vision. Starting at age 60, you should know the warning signs of age-related eye health problems that can lead to vision loss.

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