A bump on the eyelid

This bump on the inner eyelid was painful upon touch and prevented comfortable contact lens wear.   I prescribed an oral antibiotic, a combination anti-biotic-steroid drop, and hot/cold compresses.

When your eyes hurt

This patient presented with blurry vision, eye pain, and burning OU which is caused by dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), and keratitis sicca.  This is a…

When your eye bleeds

A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a tiny blood vessel breaks just underneath the clear surface of your eye (conjunctiva).  Your eye might feel sore, but there is usually no pain,…

Are sclerals for you?

Scleral lenses are very large diameter rigid gas permeable lenses, which work well for patients with highly irregular corneas, such as keratoconus or pellucid degeneration.   I usually fit these lenses…

A Lasik Complication

Although uncommon, a complication of lasik is “epithelial ingrowth.”    Epithelial ingrowth occurs when the corneal epithelial cells grow within the lamellar interface beneath the LASIK flap.   This may result…

After Lasik

Mild epithelial defect after lasik:  no symptoms, discomfort, or vision loss, but sent back to surgeon for evaluation.   Notice the flap stria, which are a common side effect after LASIK…