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Why do allergies occur, how do we find relief for irritated eyes, and what are the specific

implications of allergies for contact lens wearers?


If your eyelid rims are red and irritated, if they burn and itch or if you've noticed an oily

discharge or scaly skin around them, you may have an inflammatory problem called "blepharitis".


Red, watery eyes, inflamed lids, blurred vision and a sandy or scratchy feeling in the eyes may

indicate that you have conjunctivitis. The infectious form of the disease is commonly known as

"pink eye".

Corneal Arcus
A deposit of lipids causing a white or grayish ring at the periphery of the cornea.


Diabetes, a disease that prevents your body from making or using insulin to break down sugar

in your bloodstream, can affect your eyes and your vision.

Dry Eye
If your eyes sting, itch or burn, you may be experiencing the common signs of "dry eye." A

feeling of something foreign within the eye or general discomfort may also signal dry eye.

Glaucoma can steal your vision gradually and without your noticing. The best defense against glaucoma is 
a regular eye examination. It most often strikes people over 50, but all adults should be tested every two 

What is the virus, and how does it impact your eyes?

HIV and AIDS have an impact on how you manage the care of your eyes.

How does high blood pressure impact the eyes?

Affecting about one person in a thousand, and typically diagnosed during adolescence, keratoconus 
causes a deterioration of vision, but can generally be managed successfully.

Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration or ARMD is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss for 
people over the age of 60.

Pterygium and Pingueculas
Prevention, symptoms, and treatment related to conjunctival problems in the eye.  

Retinal Detachment
Definition, types, prevalence, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

A small area of redness and pain on the margin of your eyelid may indicate that you have a stye, known in 
medical terms as an external hordeolum. A stye is a blocked gland at the edge of the lid that has become 
infected by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus.

What is it, is it serious, and how is it diagnosed and treated?

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