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First Aid Tips for Common Eye Injuries

An injury to the eye may be mild or severe. In fact, some problems that arise may result in permanent eye damage and vision loss. An injury to the eye can happen at any time, anywhere, to anyone. Children and adults needs to take great care to protect their eyes when engaging in certain sports […]

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What is a Pterygium?

A pterygium (also called “surfer’s eye” or “farmer’s eye”) is a growth that most often extends from the moist conjunctiva over the cornea of the eye. These are often found in people who spend a lot of time outside, in the sun. Pterygiums can lead to dryness and irritation of the eye, among other issues. […]

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If Your Parents Have This Eye Disease, You Could Too

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a name given to a group of eye disease that can cause sight loss. They all have one thing in common: the coloring your eye doctor finds when looking at your retina. When the photoreceptors in the retina fail to work as needed, you can lose your sight. This rare disorder […]

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How to Treat Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye issue where the structure of the cornea is so weak that it bulges outward, creating a cone shape. The cornea is known as the “windshield” of the eye and is normally formed in a dome shape. Read on to find out what causes Keratoconus and what you can do about it. […]

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6 Fun Facts About Your Eyes

Our eyes are arguably some of the most wondrous organs in our body. They allow us to perceive depth, comprehend spatial concepts, see color, appreciate nature, and notice a smile. But did you know that 80% of our memories are determined by what we see? As wild as it may seem, it’s true. So are […]

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What Does my Eye Discharge Mean?

Blinking allows your eyes to be momentarily cleansed with a quick moisture bath. On average, we blink 10-20 times per minute. When that happens, the mucus made by your eyes is cleared away. During sleep, we obviously don’t blink. As a result, gunk will build up in the corner of the eyes closest to the […]

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Do you have one of these eye problems? Here’s how to fix it.

Many eye problems are minor and often heal on their own. Eyestrain, red eyes, and dry eyes, all have reasonable and simple solutions for improvement. Eyestrain Working at a computer for hours, staring at your smart device, reading for a long time or driving long distances can all create eyestrain. Eyestrain happens when your eyes […]

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Styes vs. Chalazia: Which do you have?

If you have a painful or annoying bump in or along or eyelid, you might have a stye or chalazion. These lumps are rarely serious but can be connected to blepharitis, a condition that creates inflammation of the eyelids. Let’s discuss the differences between styes and chalazia to help you determine if you have either. […]

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What you Should know about Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition that results when the cornea bulges outward into a cone shape. Normally, the cornea is dome-shaped and held together by collagen. When these protein fibers weaken, the shape of the cornea slowly morphs into a cone. Here is a basic overview of what you should know about keratoconus. Keratoconus can […]

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Brown Eyed Beauty: 3 Unique Benefits of Brown Eyes

Your mother and even grandmother may still remind you of how unique and valuable you are (no matter how embarrassing it may be), but if you have brown eyes, you may just feel like you’re another number in the crowd. However, brown eyes are a bit more unique than you may not be aware of. […]