Can Healthful Eating Save Your Eyes?

Antioxidant supplements could slow age-related macular degeneration A past large study showed that high doses of antioxidant supplements might slow a person’s progression from early to late AMD. Studies now … Read more

Carotid Artery Disease

Contents 1 Carotid Artery Disease 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Carotid Arteries 1.3 Testing and Treatment 1.4 Summary 1.5 Diagnosis Codes Carotid Artery Disease Introduction When people are warned and are concerned … Read more

Cataract Surgery

Contents 1 How Surgery Works… 2 How Surgery Works… 3 Ultrasonic Technology 4 Possible Results… 5 Frequently Asked Questions 6 Diagnosis Codes How Surgery Works… Surgeons gently remove the cloudy … Read more

Cataract Surgery in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Helping Patients and Caregivers

Probably the most feared condition associated with aging is Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. This is understandable, because while research is moving forward, there is no straightforward treatment that always … Read more

Cataracts – General Description

Cataracts A cataract occurs when there is progressive clouding of the normally clear lens within the eye. This results in impaired or dimmed vision. The exact cause of cataracts is … Read more

Cataracts and Eggs (Analogy)

Contents 1 Cataracts and Eggs 2 Where exactly is the lens anyway? 3 How fast do cataracts grow? 4 Cataract Symptoms 5 When Should a Cataract Be Treated? 6 Prevention. … Read more

Cataracts: No Need to Dim Your View of Life

Contents 1 Cataracts: No Need to Dim Your View of Life 1.1 Introduction and Overview 1.2 Causes of Cataracts 1.3 Symptoms and Signs of Cataracts 1.4 Treatment 1.5 Prevention 1.6 … Read more

Causal Factors of Myopia in Children

Current research is looking into whether reading triggers myopia in children who have a genetic propensity for it. Myopia is a vision condition that results in difficulty seeing objects at … Read more

Causes of Conjunctivitis

Contents 1 Causes of Conjunctivitis 2 Bacterial infection 3 Viral infection 4 Type I herpes simplex 5 What’s the best way to get a viral infection? 6 Allergic conjunctivitis 7 … Read more

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion When people are cautioned to maintain a healthy lifestyle they usually think it is solely to prevent obesity or heart disease. Most people do not realize … Read more

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Contents 1 Central Retinal Vein Occlusion 2 WHY IS VISION LOST? 3 WILL IT GET WORSE? 4 WHAT CAUSED THE VEIN OCCLUSION? 5 TREATMENT 6 WHAT TO EXPECT 7 Diagnosis … Read more

Central Serous Retinopathy

Contents 1 Central Serous Retinopathy 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Symptoms and Signs 1.3 Treatment 1.4 Conclusions 1.5 Diagnosis Codes Central Serous Retinopathy Introduction When fluid accumulates in the choroid, the vascular … Read more

Chase Away the Blues

Contents 1 Chase Away the Blues 1.1 High-Energy Visible Light 1.2 Computer Eyestrain 1.3 HEV Light 1.4 Eye Protection Chase Away the Blues High-Energy Visible Light Sometimes we might feel … Read more

Check Your I.Q. on AMD

Contents 1 Age-Related Macular Degeneration 2 Q: What is AMD? 3 Q: What causes AMD? 4 Q: Who is at risk for AMD? 5 Q: What are the symptoms of … Read more

Children Report Better Vision-Related Quality Of Life With Contact Lenses Vs. Glasses

Contact lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics, according to data drawn from a three-year multi-site study assessing … Read more

Childrens Eye Development

Children’s Eye Development While the eye s greatest physical development occurs during the first year of life children continue to sharpen their vision skills throughout childhood. Eye muscles strengthen and … Read more

Childrens Eye Exam: What to Expect

Childrens Eye Exam: What to Expect Vision exams can vary depending on the age of the child. For instance a practitioner might ask an older child to identify letters whereas … Read more

Childrens Vision

Children’s Vision Next to Christmas the summer holidays are a very exciting time in a child’s life. The end of the school year marks the beginning of two months of … Read more

Choosing a Surgeon for LASIK

Contents 1 Choosing a Surgeon for LASIK 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Step One: Rely on your own Eyecare Practitioner 1.3 Step Two: Ask Questions 1.4 What to Expect as a Refractive … Read more

Choroidal Neovascular Membrane

Contents 1 Choroidal Neovascular Membrane 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Causes not Always Known 1.3 Symptoms 1.4 Prevention 1.5 Treatment 1.5.1 Diagnosis Codes Choroidal Neovascular Membrane Introduction In the eye, between the … Read more

Choroidal Nevus

Choroidal Nevus Freckles and small moles are right there on the skin and can be checked periodically for any changes in size or color, but a freckle inside the eye … Read more

Clear Lens Extraction (CLE)

Contents 1 Clear Lense Extraction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 What to Expect in CLE 1.3 The Procedure 1.4 After the Procedure 1.5 Summing Up Clear Lense Extraction Introduction It’s hard to … Read more

Colour Vision Deficiencies: Are People Really “Colour Blind?”

Contents 1 Colour Vision Deficiencies: Are People Really “Colour Blind?” 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Inherited Colour Vision Deficiencies 1.3 Acquired Colour Vision Deficiencies 1.4 Testing and Diagnosis 1.5 Treatment 1.6 Summing … Read more

Colour Vision Deficiency

Contents 1 Colour Vision Deficiency 2 Who is affected by colour vision deficiency? 3 The Ishihara Test 4 Symptoms 5 Treatment 6 Children and Colour Blindness 7 Did you know? … Read more

Computer Use and Dry Eye: Signs and Symptoms Linked

Contents 1 Computer Use and Dry Eye: Signs and Symptoms Linked 1.1 Introduction and Overview 1.2 Findings and Implications 1.3 Summary 1.4 Diagnosis Codes Computer Use and Dry Eye: Signs … Read more

Computer Vision Syndrome (Children and Teens)

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) – Children and Teens Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is defined as the complex of eye and vision problems associated with computer use. Most parents are concerned … Read more

Computer Vision Syndrome: Children and Teens

Contents 1 Computer Vision Syndrome: Children and Teens 1.1 Young Vision Systems under Stress 1.2 What Needs to Happen? 1.3 Helpful Tips for Better Ergonomics 1.4 Diagnosis Codes Computer Vision … Read more

Computers and the Human Body, Especially for Kids

Computers and the Human Body, Especially for Kids A Short Quiz Good ergonomics help prevent the visual and body postural stress that using a computer can cause. Computer workspaces (and … Read more

Concussion: Eye Movements Help in Assessment of Head Injury

Contents 1 Concussion: Eye Movements Help in Assessment of Head Injury 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Testing 1.3 Future Plans 1.4 Summing Up Concussion: Eye Movements Help in Assessment of Head Injury … Read more

Congenital Esotropia

Congenital Esotropia Esotropia refers to the inward turning of the eye toward the nose. The term for misaligned eyes of all types is “strabismus.” A misalignment that is present all … Read more

Conjunctivitis: Also Known as ‘Pinkeye’

Most commonly called “pinkeye,” conjunctivitis is often seen by eyecare practitioners; it is the most common medical reason people come in to see their eye doctors. The conjunctiva is the … Read more

Contact Dermatitis

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Symptoms 3 Treatment 4 Diagnosis Codes Introduction Contact dermatitis is a relatively common skin inflammation caused by direct contact with an irritating substance. There are two … Read more

Contact Lens Overwear

Contents 1 Contact Lens Overwear 2 But are we treating our eyes well? 3 Contact lens complications: It’s mostly about oxygen! 4 What can happen? 5 Abnormal blood vessel growth … Read more

Contact Lens Patient Non-Compliance Examined

Contact Lens Patient Non-Compliance Examined A review of the literature found overall rates of noncompliance with medical regimens varies from 24.8% to 44% and the rates reported for contact lens … Read more

Contact Lenses and Regular Eye Exams

Contact Lenses and Regular Eye Exams Follow-up contact lens visits will ensure that your lenses fit properly; that your vision is clear… Having your eyes regularly examined can aid in … Read more

Contact Lenses in Presbyopia: Monovision

Contents 1 Contact Lenses in Presbyopia: Monovision 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Good news and Bad News 1.3 The Bottom Line 1.4 Diagnosis Codes Contact Lenses in Presbyopia: Monovision Introduction Presbyopia is … Read more

Contact Lenses: A Great Way to See! – Staying Safe in Contacts

Contents 1 Introduction and Overview 2 The Basics of Contact Lens Care: Know Your Products 3 Always and Never 4 Staying Safe 5 Diagnosis Codes Introduction and Overview Section one … Read more

Contact Lenses: A Great Way to See! – Information about Contacts and their Use

Contents 1 Introduction and Overview 2 Reasons for Considering Contact Lenses 3 Many Types of Contact Lenses Available 4 Things to Consider about Contact Lenses 5 Contact Lens Terminology 6 … Read more

Convergence Excess

Contents 1 Convergence Excess 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Convergence 1.3 Treatment 1.4 Esotropia 1.5 Summing Up 1.6 Diagnosis Codes Convergence Excess Figure 1 Introduction There are six muscles attached to each … Read more

Convergence Insufficiency

Contents 1 Convergence Insufficiency 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Mismatching Systems 1.3 Treatment 1.4 Successful Outcomes 1.5 Diagnosis Codes Convergence Insufficiency Introduction There are six muscles attached to each eye that control … Read more

Cool Eye Facts

Really cool eye facts we bet you did not know! Our eye facts will be updated quarterly. Did You Know That Eyes: Are the most complex organs you possess except … Read more

Corneal Dystrophy

Contents 1 Corneal Dystrophy 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystrophy 1.3 Endothelial Cell Dystrophy 1.4 Summing Up 1.5 Diagnosis Codes Corneal Dystrophy Introduction A corneal dystrophy (dis-truh-fee) is the … Read more

Corneal Neovascularization

Contents 1 Corneal Neovascularization 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Causes of Neovascularization 1.3 Symptoms and Signs 1.4 Treatment 1.5 Prognosis 1.6 Summing Up 1.7 Diagnosis Codes Corneal Neovascularization Introduction The cornea is … Read more

Corneal Topography

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Easy and Helpful 3 Absolutely Necessary 4 The Changing Shape of Eyecare 5 Diagnosis Codes Introduction The first surface that light entering the eye encounters is … Read more