Contact lenses are thin, clear, plastic lenses that are placed on the surface of the eye so as to correct vision or for cosmetic purposes. Various research suggests that contact lens wearers engage in improper behavior increase the risk of serious eye infection.  Proper care and maintenance of contact lenses play an important role for an individual eye health status. So make sure to use them properly. If you don’t use them safely without proper…

Stye and chalazion are eyelid disorders causing sudden-onset localized swelling of the eyelid. Both of them are visible bumps that appear near the edge of the eyelid. Many people got confused between them since they both appear in the eyelids edge. But in fact, they are different from each other.  Initially, they both cause eyelid swelling, edema, hyperemia as well as pain too. But with time, symptoms of chalazion disappear leaving around painless swelling in…

Chalazion in eye is often a painless, non-infectious bump on the eyelids which mostly occur due to obstruction of ducts.  Our eyelids are provided structural support by tarsal plates. These plates consist of dense connective tissue and contain meibomian glands on both upper and lower eyelids. Meibomian glands secretes “meibum”, an oily substance that contributes to prevent evaporation of eye tear film. Sometimes; due to any infection or some other cause, the meibomian glands at…

Both Cataracts and Glaucoma are degenerative eye diseases but in fact these two conditions are not associated. These both are the most common sight threatening conditions, mostly occurring as we grow older. These can often lead to permanent loss of vision. People over 60 years of age may have both. These both conditions lead to vision loss. However, vision loss due to cataract is reversible i.e. after surgery an individual may get vision and can…

According to WHO, Health is defined as the state of complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The food that we consume in our everyday life determines our overall health condition.  For proper health conditions, one should be aware about their diet. Maintaining a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle always helps an individual to reduce the various problems and helps to achieve quality of life. Many…

Pterygium is a pinkish, triangular tissue growth that develops on the conjunctiva ( clear, thin, transparent tissue that covers the white portion of the eye called sclera) of the eye that extends towards the cornea. Cornea is a clear, transparent front portion of the eye. It is non cancerous and usually grows slowly with time. At some point, it may stop growing and start growing. With time, it can progress in such a way that…

Dry eyes is a condition in which your eyes don’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish your eyes. Tears play an important role for maintaining the health of the front portion of the eye and help to provide clear vision. It can occur when tears in your eyes evaporate too quickly or if eyes produce too few tears. Similarly, abnormality in the production of mucus or lipids that are found in the tear…

There are various beliefs, different thoughts regarding eye twitching. Most probably, different beliefs in different countries or locations. Basically eye twitching superstition tells us that the left eye twitching indicates something bad is going to happen in our lives while right eye twitching means something good is about to happen.So don’t be superstitious, it depends upon the state of the internal body system. Eye twitch is just an involuntary spasm. It’s not your eye that…

Stye is a localized infection in the eyelid that causes a tender ,red bump near the edge of eyelids. In other words, stye is inflammation of the eyelid which is associated with a collection of pus in eyelids. It can form in the lower or upper eyelid.Mostly, this is caused by Staphylococcus bacteria. Basically, the stye is red and quite painful which makes the eye produce more tears. It looks like a boil or pimple.…

Are you tired of using glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision?? If yes, then why not learn about refractive eye surgery i.e. LASIK Eye Surgery. What is Refractive Eye Surgery?  Refractive eye surgery is a surgical procedure performed by Ophthalmologists to improve the refractive state of the eye. It is an alternative option to correct and improve vision apart from glasses and contact lenses. This consists of various different methods of surgical remodelling…

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