Monthly Archives: March 2017


Eyes – Pterygium

A pterygium is a fleshy triangular shaped accumulation of fatty or elastic tissue located on the horizontal meridian of the cornea.  As this degeneration progresses its growth slowly can extends further onto the cornea and possibly compromise vision.  Pterygia may also cause redness, irritation, and a chronic gritty sensation.   Common causes of pterygia are chronic [...]

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Eyes – Bacterial Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer is an area of tissue disruption often extending deep into the corneal structure.  In most cases, corneal ulcers result from bacterial infection.  Pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision and tearing are common symptoms of these lesions. All types of corneal ulcers are serious, sight threatening lesions that require aggressive treatment and careful monitoring.  [...]

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Eyes – Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration of the central vision area of the retina called the macula.  The macula is responsible for our fine or detailed vision.  Although the exact cause of AMD is not known, it is thought to be an accelerated aging process.  The risk of developing macular degeneration increases with [...]

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Eyes – Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition where various factors cause damage to the optic nerve and resultant loss of vision.  Many factors including family history, race, intraocular pressure, thin corneas, and/or, the appearance of the optic nerve can increase the risk of developing glaucoma.  The ultimate diagnosis of glaucoma is based on these factors, as well as, [...]

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Eyes – Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the tissue covering the white part of the eye resulting from an allergic response.  Symptoms of itching, tearing, and swelling may range from slight to severe depending on the degree of allergic response.  Symptoms are generally more prevalent in the spring and fall but can be year round in [...]

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Eyes – Instillation of Eye Drops

To apply eye drops, gently pull your lower eyelid down with one hand and look upward.  Place one drop of solution in the cavity created between your lower eyelid and your eye. Try not to touch the tip of the applicator to your eye.  If you are instilling a medication, after the application, close your [...]

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