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Are Blood Vessel Injuries Common in the Eye?

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is when a small blood vessel tears beneath the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the clear surface of your eye. Bleeding in your eye is often caused by an injury to the eye. The conjunctiva cannot absorb blood quickly, so blood gets trapped beneath it. A subconjunctival hemorrhage usually isn’t very obvious. The […]


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What is the Retina?

The retina comprises a layer of thin tissue that lines the inside of your eye. Light entering your eye gets focused on the retina by the cornea and lens in the front of your eye. The cells in the retina absorb the light and turn it into nerve signals. Then these nerve signals get transmitted […]


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6 Tips for the Smoothest Cataract Surgery Recovery

If you’re excited to have cataract surgery and get your clear vision back, it’s important to take the necessary steps to have a seamless recovery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is an almost painless procedure. Any discomfort afterward is easy to mitigate with prescription eye drops or medications. Besides, the entire procedure is less than 30 minutes, […]


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How Serious is Ocular Trauma?

Every year, over 2 million people experience ocular trauma. The most common eye injuries are open wounds, foreign objects in the eye, burns, and contusions. Although ocular trauma is the second leading cause of visual impairment after cataracts, more than 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable. Some injuries from ocular trauma can lead to […]


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Can You Treat Dry Eyes?

Dry eye is a common condition that can affect your quality of life. If you have dry eyes, they can interfere with daily activities. These include watching TV, driving, reading, and using a computer. Keep reading to learn if you can treat dry eyes! Symptoms of Dry Eyes You may experience discomfort, blurry vision, and […]


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What Makes Glaucoma Awareness Month So Important?

January is an important time to recognize Glaucoma Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to spread the word about this silent sight-stealing thief that usually presents no symptoms. This way, more people will be aware of glaucoma and they can be more proactive with their eye health to preserve their vision. Keep reading to learn more […]


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What Are The Signs of An Eye Infection?

Your eyes are quite sensitive. Infections can flare up fast when harmful fungi, viruses, or bacteria enter the eye and the surrounding area. This includes the inner eyelids and cornea. People who wear contact lenses are also at a higher risk of developing eye infections if they don’t properly care for their contacts. Other causes […]


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Are Cataracts A Serious Problem?

Cataracts are an incredibly common part of the aging process. They occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Genetic factors, eye injury, and illness can also lead to the formation of cataracts. Age-related cataracts usually form slowly over the years as proteins in the lens clump together over time. But the progression […]


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10 Reasons You May Need To See An Eye Doctor

Besides being the windows to your soul, your eyes can also help identify other health problems. The vessels in your eyes are affected by high inflammation levels or hypertension. This means they can aid in detecting health problems you don’t know about. Microbleeds in the eye’s vessels can be difficult to spot. These can be […]


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Is Eye Irritation Something to Worry About?

Eye irritation is not only annoying and frustrating, but it can also make it harder to focus. Even then, as long as your eyes are not hurting, you may decide it’s nothing to worry about. All you need are some eye drops, right? Is it concerning enough to go see your eye doctor about? Here’s […]


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