Ophthalmology Topics: Cataract Conjunctivitis Iritis Keratitis Macular Degeneration Dry Eyes Bloodshot Eyes Contact Lenses Laser Eye Surgery Modern ophthalmology has come a long way in treating many vision problems and eye disorders that were considered incurable until recently. Innovative methods of treatment give hope to patients suffering with various eye impairments or age related vision [...]
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Contact lenses for dry eyes and astigmatism require special consideration, because some types of contact lenses may irritate the eye, or be affected so that normal vision is not possible while wearing the contacts. Initially it was believed that anyone who has astigmatism or dry eyes could not be a candidate for contacts, and needed [...]
Contact lens keratitis is an inflammation of the eye cornea caused by improper contact lens hygiene, cleaning, storage and mechanical abrasions that cornea experiences with each blink of an eye. Contact lens keratitis is diagnosed in approximately 60,000 people across the globe every year according to recent medical statistics. Improper lens selection, rough insertion and [...]
Sjogren’s syndrome symptoms were first described by a Swedish doctor Henrik Sjogren in 1933 but still remain one of the most challenging illnesses to diagnose and treat. Sjogren’s syndrome symptoms currently affect around 4,000,000 Americans, mostly women of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Sicca syndrome takes its name from Latin word “sicca”, meaning dryness. Sicca syndrome is described by uncomfortable burning, itching and gritty sensations present in the eyes affected by dry eyes syndrome. Dry eyes syndrome accompanied by dry lips and mouth are the classical Sjogren’s syndrome symptoms that are caused by patient’s own immune system attacking [...]