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What is Strabismus or an Eye Turn?

What is Strabismus or an Eye Turn?

A strabismus is an eye condition in which the two eyes are not properly aligned. This causes one eye to be able to focus directly on an object while the other eye is not properly looking at the same object.   Types of Strabismus There are two main categories of...

What is a Chalazion or Bump on the Eyelid?

What is a Chalazion or Bump on the Eyelid?

If there is a fairly large bump on your eyelid it may be a chalazion or stye. This is a benign condition that occurs when an oil gland on the eyelid becomes clogged and inflamed.   Oil Glands on the Eyelid The eyelids have several types of glands including two...

What is Iritis and How is it Treated?

What is Iritis and How is it Treated?

A potential cause of a red and painful eye is iritis, or inflammation of the iris. This condition may be recurrent and cause many symptoms like light sensitivity, eye pain, and eye irritation.   About the Iris The iris is the colored portion of the eye that is...

What are the Stages of Glaucoma and Treatments?

What are the Stages of Glaucoma and Treatments?

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can be classified as early or mild, moderate, and advanced or severe based on the degree to which the condition has impacted vision and the structures in the eye.   Factors Used to Classify Glaucoma To classify any case...

Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?

Does Medicare Cover Eye Exams?

Medicare covers millions of Americans for their primary health care insurance. Unfortunately, there is some confusion regarding whether Medicare covers eye exams and glasses or contact lenses. Who is Eligible for Medicare? Medicare is a health insurance program that...

Does Obesity Affect Your Eye Health?

Does Obesity Affect Your Eye Health?

Being very overweight or obese is associated with many health risks. Among these risks are several eye conditions and other diseases which lead to eye problems.   What Does Obesity Mean? To understand your risks, you must understand the terminology around obesity...

What is Molluscum Contagiosum?

What is Molluscum Contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin rash consisting of small, pearly nodules that is caused by infection from a DNA pox virus.   About Molluscum Contagiosum Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus in the DNA pox family. This virus infects humans and results in one...

Popular Shapes of Eyeglass Frames

Popular Shapes of Eyeglass Frames

Glasses are not only an aid to vision they can also be a fashionable accessory. Choosing a stylish frame shape allows your glasses to be as individualized as you are!    Basics of Eyeglasses Frames Frames for glasses come in three major types: plastic, metal, and...

Can Glaucoma be Treated with Surgery?

Can Glaucoma be Treated with Surgery?

Glaucoma is a chronic eye disease that affects millions of people. This condition is traditionally treated with eye drops but there are multiple surgeries that can be treatment options.   The Basics of Glaucoma The condition of glaucoma is based on the increased...