Epiphora: What Is Excessive Tearing?

Epiphora: What Is Excessive Tearing?


Excessive tearing, or epiphora, is an eye condition experienced by millions of Americans. There are various causes of epiphora and many ways to treat it. This article will examine what it is, the causes, and how you can find symptomatic relief. What are Tears? The...

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Why Do I Have a Black Dot in My Eye?

Why Do I Have a Black Dot in My Eye?


Clear vision is easy to take for granted in our high-paced, screen-facing world. You wake up one day and notice tiny black spots in your line of sight. These optical spots, called floaters, are a common part of aging that are often harmless; however, they can...

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Life After Retinal Detachment Surgery

Life After Retinal Detachment Surgery


The retina is a thin layer of cellular tissue at the back of the eye that receives light rays and converts them into electrical signals that travel to the brain via the optic nerve, generating the image you see. In certain situations, the retina can detach from the...

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What Is the Difference?

Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What Is the Difference?


Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are two main types of refractive errors. These errors occur due to eye abnormalities that prevent light from focusing on the retina. The retina, which contains light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye,...

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Why Is My Eyelid Twitching?

Why Is My Eyelid Twitching?


Eyelids play an important role in eye health, helping to keep the eyes lubricated and protect many areas of the eye (cornea, iris, lens, sclera, and more) from foreign bodies. In most people, the eyelids seamlessly open and close without issue. However, others can...

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Treating Surfer’s Eye: What Is Pterygium Surgery?

Treating Surfer’s Eye: What Is Pterygium Surgery?


Surfer’s Eye is a colloquial phrase used to describe a pterygium, an abnormal and elevated growth of tissue that extends from the conjunctiva (the clear tissue that covers the white part of your eye) to the cornea (outer protective layer of the eye). While many cases...

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What Does the Retina Do?

What Does the Retina Do?


The retina is a thin layer of specialized, light-sensitive brain tissue located in the back of the eye. Its main function is to transform light rays into electrical signals so you can see. There are several eye conditions that can impact the retina and, hence, affect...

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Eyelid Pain: How to Treat a Stye

Eyelid Pain: How to Treat a Stye


A stye is a red, painful bump that forms on the margin of the eyelid. Some instances may require a visit to an ophthalmologist who specializes in conditions of the eyelids, known as an oculoplastic surgeon. This specialist can evaluate your condition and put a plan of...

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