Articles starting with 'B':
|Bacterial Conjunctivitis |
"You have conjunctivitis" the eye doctor informed his concerned patient.
"Don’t I have pink eye ?" the patient questioned.
"Yes" the doctor responded.
Although this may sound confusingboth doctor and patient here are correct. The patient does have conjunctivitisan inflammation of the conjunctiva....and because her eyes are a deep reddish-pink in colorshe also has pink eye .
Pink eye is r... Read More|
|Band Keratopathy |
Band keratopathy is a condition involving calcium deposits on the cornea (the clear front part of your eye that bends light and provides focusing power).
Band keratopathy is a condition involving calcium deposits on the cornea (the clear front part of your eye that bends light and provides focusing power). The opaque white plaque runs horizontally across the corneaand is composed of excess calcium salts that naturally occur in tears and the aqueous humor (the fluid in our ... Read More|
A good warning sign that Bell’s Palsy is beginning may be neck painor pain in/behind the ear...
This condition is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage to the facial nerve (seventh cranial nerve). Each facial nerve directs the muscles on one side of the faceincluding those that control eye blinking and closingand facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. Additionallythe facial nerve carries nerve impulse... Read More|
|Benefits of Prosthetic Eyes|
|Prosthetic eyes have many benefits for individuals who wear them. In fact, artificial eyes have changed the lives of many people all over the world. The technological advances that have developed in regards to prosthetic eyes over the years have made them incredibly natural and very difficult to recognize by those who are unaware the wearer has been fitted with a prosthetic eye. There are many personal benefits provided by artificial eyes, however the following are some benefits most all wearers... Read More|
|BioMedics® Toric contact lenses offer a unique lens design which: * Provides optimum eye comfort because the lens tapers to a very thin edge, reducing interference from the eyelid * Employs new technology that ensures a correctly fit lens and proper lens orientation on the eye * Features 55% water content * Handles easily, for easy insertion and quick removal * Is cup shaped, meaning you will never put the lenses in backwards * Features high-quality optics BioMedics... Read More|
|Black Eye |
A ‘black eye’or contusionis usually a minor injury caused by a blunt blow to the area around the eye. The force of the impact causes blood vessels to break and form blood pools under the skinespecially in the area of the lower lid. It is darker than bruises on other parts of the body because the eyelids and skin around the eye is very thin. A black eye associated with any change in vision including blurred visiondouble visionlosing part or all of your visionseein... Read More|
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Blepharochalasis is encountered more frequently in younger patients during puberty or in their early 20s.
People tend to associate droopy eyelids and “bags” under the eyes with aging. Sometimeshoweverskin around the eyes can begin to sag prematurelyusually due to an underlying genetic problem or internal condition. Blepharochalasis is a rare condition that affects the eyelidscausing them to go through periods of swelling and deflation. Over timethe stretching of ... Read More|
|Blindness From Smoking |
Teenagers fear blindness more than lung cancer or stroke
nine out of 10 don t know that smoking can rob them of their sight in later life.
Teenagers fear blindness more than lung cancer or strokebut nine out of 10 don t know that smoking can rob them of their sight in later lifereveals research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The findings are based on the responses of 260 clubbers aged between 16 and 18collected at four UK ven... Read More|
|Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion |
Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion
When people are cautioned to maintain a healthy lifestylethey usually think it is solely to prevent obesity or heart disease. Most people do not realize that our eyes are as dependent on our life choices as other organs in the body. As we agea natural plaque begins to form in our arteriesjust as plaque forms on our teeth if we don’t brush them. This happens to everybodybut only escalates into a problem if the amount of plaque creates a loss ... Read More|
|Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) |
Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
Hypertension is considered to be a risk factor for BRVO.
A branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is a blockage of one of the small blood vessels that drains blood from the retina (the light-sensitive nerve tissue lining the back of the eye). Like film in a camerathe retina continually “takes pictures” of everything you look at. When a retinal vein becomes blockedpart of the retinal blood flow slows or stops. Sudde... Read More|