Eye Inflammation and Steroids

Eye Inflammation and Steroids

Steroids, or corticosteroids, are anti-inflammatory medications that mimic the actions of the natural corticosteroids produced by the body. These medications can be used for a wide variety of purposes due to their strong anti-inflammatory action. For eye conditions,...
What is Commotio Retinae?

What is Commotio Retinae?

Any blunt force trauma has the potential to damage the eyes directly or damage the area around the eyes. This impact can also cause damage that cannot be seen from the outside. Commotio retinae is a condition that occurs as a result of trauma to the eye and leads to...
6 Different Types of Cataracts

6 Different Types of Cataracts

A cataract is an opacity or haze in the crystalline lens within the eye. When a cataract forms, the cataract may reduce vision or create glare and halos. There are multiple types of cataracts that differ in the location within the lens and the appearance of the...
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...
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...