Category Archives: EYE CONDITIONS

A subconjunctival haemorrhage can sound like a scary condition, and chances are you will panic if you have one. In layman’s terms, a subconjunctival haemorrhage is a broken blood vessel in your eye, but there is usually no cause to worry. In rare cases, it may require treatment, but the problem usually disappears by itself within one to three weeks without causing any pain. A blood vessel in the eye may break for a variety of reasons and there are… Read More ➝

Many of us suffer from allergies, and the symptoms can affect all parts of our body, including our eyes. Itchy, runny eyes and swollen eyelids are common symptoms among sufferers, and for lens wearers things can be even worse, because allergens from the air can stick to the lenses, adding to the discomfort. Also, allergens overstimulate the production of some substances in the tears that could blur your vision when they bind to the contacts. One way to get rid… Read More ➝

Why Does My Eye Hurt?

When you think of body pains and aches, the eyes do not normally spring up in that train of thought. This is all the more reason to take any eye pain very seriously and seek immediate consultation with your doctor. Unless an injury is involved, it is often difficult to pinpoint the cause of eye pain. What makes the situation even more complicated is the fact that pain intensity does not necessarily indicate the seriousness of the cause. AllAboutVision has… Read More ➝

The slightest eye-related problem can cause great discomfort to contact lens wearers, even when it does not pose a threat to eyesight. One such problem is blepharitis, which is the medical term for eyelid irritation. The condition can be treated at home, but this must follow a diagnosis made by an eye care professional. In its website section dedicated to common eye-related problems and tips for healthy eyes, leading contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb notes that blepharitis comes in… Read More ➝

People living in large cities with serious air pollution levels are at an increased risk of developing dry eye syndrome, a study has found. The research was led by Anat Galor, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans. This is the first large-scale study that seeks to prove a link between air pollution and dry eye syndrome. The health records… Read More ➝