This is a common complication of cataract surgery, which usually resolves after 1 week. Those who have more advanced cataracts
Did you scratch your cornea? The cornea is one of the most sensitive parts of your body, so even a
The lacrimal caruncle is the small nodule at the inner corner of the eye. It is made of skin covering
Did you know that bleeding underneath your retina can cause devastating vision loss? Choroidal neovascular membranes are new blood vessels
Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a common complication of contact lens wear. This condition requires anti-inflammatory and/or anti-histamine eye drops. Contact
by Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO You are what you eat — we’ve heard it since we were children. Not surprisingly,
According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, an estimated 2.2 million individuals in the United States have glaucoma. More than
Meibomian refers to a particular type of gland in the eyelids. There are about 25 to 40 meibomian glands in
The retina is nourished by blood flow, which provides nutrients and oxygen that nerve cells need. When there is a
Corneal pannus is the growth of fine blood vessels onto the clear corneal surface. The treatment depends on the cause.
Episcleritis is a self-limited inflammation that does not cause lasting damage. Most patients with episcleritis may not require any treatment.
If you are diagnosed with chronic blepharitis, an ongoing regimen of eyelid hygiene is recommended. We often prescribe over-the-counter
A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a tiny blood vessel breaks under the conjunctiva. A subconjunctival hemorrhage often occurs without any
Asteroid hyalosis is a common condition in which calcium-lipid complexes are suspended throughout the collagen fibrils of the vitreous.
Chemical alkali burns of the cornea, are the most severe and painful. Treatment requires medical intervention, sometimes surgery, acutely and
Small, yellowish deposits known as drusen, can have discrete or indistinct margins. Macular degeneration can be classified according to the
When you over wear your contact lenses, blood vessels begin to grow onto your cornea. This causes redness and corneal
1 week after cataract surgery. The first week is always the most uncomfortable. There is injection and inflammation. You must
Symptoms include foreign body sensation, photophobia, tearing, burning, and pain. Treatment includes bandage contact lens, cyclosporine, and ocular steroids.
Sometimes the intraocular lens implant, in cataract surgery, can become opacified.
If you do not properly disinfect and clean your contact lenses or over wear them, you can develop bacterial keratitis.
Treatment with an antibiotic-steroid combination is effective.
Verruca Vulgaris Usually caused by epidermal infection with the human papilloma virus (type VI or XI). Although these growths are
This patient had a dense cataract, so it was not a glasses problem! I referred this patient for surgery.
Antibiotics will not help this condition! It is very contagious, so time away from work is recommended. Steroids, artificial tears,
Artificial tears and steroid drops can help the mild discomfort experienced after lasik.
We have to treat this aggressively with antibiotics, to prevent permanent vision loss and scarring.
This needs to be monitored carefully, as there is increased risk of glaucoma. With the iris adhering to the lens,
Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) referred to as ‘secondary cataract’ or ‘after cataract’, develops over the clear posterior capsule a few
Cardiovascular work-up, with CBC and BMP, was recommended.
Treatment for a stye includes eyelid scrubs, hot compresses and oral antibiotics.