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Blepharitis is a common eyelid disorder. It is a subacute or chronic inflammation of the eyelids margin causing red, swollen, or itchy eyelids and crusty dandruff on eyelashes.  The eyelids are the folds of skin that help to keep the eye safe from debris and injury. It commonly occurs when the tiny oily glands located at the edge of eyelids become clogged or irritated. It is a common condition that anyone can develop at any…

Before learning about meibomian gland dysfunction, let’s know what the meibomian glands are?  Meibomian glands are tiny oil glands that are present along the edge of eyelids where eyelashes are found. They are present in both upper and lower eyelids. The name of this gland is named after the name of German doctor Heinrich Meibom, who studied it. This gland normally produces meibum or oil into tear film, forming an oily lipid layer of tear…

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…

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.…

Amblyopia (commonly known as lazy eye) is a condition of diminished visual form sense which is not as a result of any clinically demonstrable anomaly of the visual pathway and refers to a partial reversible loss of vision in one or both eye. There will be absence of any organic diseases of intra ocular structures i.e ocular media, retina, visual pathway etc. It is the cause of temporary active cortical inhibition of the image of…

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