WHAT IS EYE TWITCHING
Eye twitching is the contractions of the muscles around the eyelids. It is an involuntary abnormal blinking of the eyelids. Is one of those common little nuisances that can seemingly start happening out of nowhere and slowly drive you crazy. Also called blepharospasm or ocular myokymia, eye twitching typically affects the lower eyelid (though it […]
TIPS TO PREVENT VISION LOSS
Your eyes are an important part of your health. You can do many things to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple guidelines for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years. Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine […]
AIR POLLUTION AND EYE HEALTH
The eye is a very delicate organ with a large and moist area exposed to the environment that makes it more susceptible to air pollution than other parts of the body. The response of the eyes to airborne pollutants ranges from no symptoms at all to severe irritation and chronic pain. Even when contact lenses […]
MYOPIA: WHAT IS MYOPIA?
WHAT IS MYOPIA? Myopia, also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is an eye disorder where light focuses in front of, instead of focusing on the retina. This causes distant objects to appear blurry while close objects appear normal. Other symptoms may include headaches, eye strain, squinting to see at far, etc. Severe near-sightedness is associated […]
WHAT IS PTERYGIUM?
A pterygium is a growth of tissue in the conjunctiva of the eye, which is often triangular in shape. If left untreated, the growth can extend across the pupil obscuring vision or distorting the surface of the eye causing blurred vision. CAUSES: Exposure to excessive amounts of ultra-violet (UV) light is thought to be the […]
DOES SCREEN TIME HAVE AN EFFECT ON MY CHILD’S VISION?
How much time does your child spend watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages media use by children younger than 2 and recommends limiting older children’s screen time to no more than one or two […]
EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON THE EYES
Excessive consumption of alcohol can encourage eye problems: Double and distorted vision can occur from information that is slowed down between the eye and the brain. Decreasing the reaction time for the pupils to dilate, alcohol can impair the ability to see different colour shades or adjust to lighting differences. Swelling of the blood […]
STRABISMUS (CROSSED EYES)
Introduction Strabismus also known as crossed eyes is a condition in which one eye is turned in a direction that is different from the other eye. The eyes doesn’t line up, each eye will focus on a different object. Under normal conditions, the six extra ocular muscles that control eye movement work together in unison […]
DRY EYE SYNDROME
Introduction Dry eye syndrome also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface due to loss of homeostasis of the tear film. DRY EYE disease is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate and unstable for many […]
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT’S EFFECT ON THE EYES
Blood pressure is the force at which blood pumps from the heart into the arteries. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80 mm Hg. When blood pressure is high, the blood moves through the arteries more forcefully. This puts increased pressure on the delicate tissues in the arteries and damages the blood vessels. Blood pressure […]