Keratoconus is an irregular protrusion of the cornea, the clear surface over the colored part of the eye.
Cataracts form slowly and cause no pain. Some stay small and hardly affect vision, but if the cataract increases and begins to affect vision, it can usually be removed surgically.
Amblyopia, often called "lazy eye," is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during early childhood.
Age-related cataracts, caused by the normal aging process, are the most common. Cataracts can also develop in children, however. These congenital cataracts may be hereditary or due to fetal or maternal diseases.
One of the most common complaints is eye fatigue, Kolder says. A simple way to prevent that fatigue is to close your eyes for 20 to 30 seconds every 10 to 15 minutes.
Computer Vision Syndrome affects 75% of the people who work on computers, most markedly those over the age of 40.
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Of the 2.5 million eye injuries that occur every year in the United States, around 10 percent are sports or recreation-related, according to the Prevent Blindness America organization.
Eye infections may be caused by bacteria or other organisms in the water, says Dr. John Sutphin, professor and director of corneal diseases and surgery in the UI Carver College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.
Summer celebrations often include parades, barbecues, and fireworks. While public displays are usually safe and enjoyable, children and adults must remember that using fireworks at home can be dangerous, according to an ophthalmologist with University of Iowa Health Care.
Glaucoma, a disease of the optic nerve, can become quite advanced before someone with the condition recognizes he or she has a problem.
People usually know how to care for dry skin, but they may be unsure how to treat dry eyes, which can be equally or even more uncomfortable. In the winter months, with lower humidity, dry eye problems increase for some people.
Wash your hands before handling your lenses. Do not use any soap containing cream, lotion, oil, or perfume.
Macular Degeneration Frequently Asked Questions How does macular degeneration affect vision? There are two main ways that macular degeneration can affect vision the loss of retinal cells and the development of abnormal blood vessels. The inside of the eye is
While vision problems often herald old age, sometimes they signal a more serious disorder that can occur at any age, namely detachment of the retina.
Lazy eye is commonly treated by placing a patch over the good eye to force the lazy eye to focus, Keech says. Strabismus is most often corrected with eyeglasses or surgery.
For some, sunglasses are a fashion statement. For others, they are a safety feature.
An eye specialist in the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology lists why it's important to take off your makeup.
Viewing the World Through a Cloud Cataracts Lights glare. The world appears cloudy and blurry. Colors are faded, seeing at night seems to be getting harder, and at times you see double with one eye closed.
The term, 20/20, is an expression of your ability to see at a distance. The first number shows your distance from an eye chart. The second number shows the size letter you can read.