The most common form of conjunctivitis in children is often called “pink eye,” as the eye tissue turns pink during the acute stage of the infection. Pink eye can be accompanied by a yellowish discharge, excessive tearing, an uncomfortable feeling around the eye, itching and sometimes a sensitivity to bright light. Pink eye may be Continue Reading
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What is a sty? A painful red bump on the eyelid which is caused by an infected hair follicle or an oil producing gland in the eyelid that has become clogged and infected. To avoid complications, a sty should never be squeezed. Instead, a hot compress should be applied to bring it to a head. Continue Reading
What is Uveitis? Uveitis is a general term describing a group of inflammatory diseases that produces swelling and destroys eye tissues. These diseases can slightly reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss. The term “Uveitis” is used because the diseases often affect a part of the eye called the uvea. Nevertheless, uveitis is not Continue Reading
Eye allergies are also called “allergic conjunctivitis”. It is a reaction to indoor and outdoor allergens (such as pollen, mold, dust mites or pet dander) that get into your eyes and cause inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and helps keep your eyelid and eyeball moist. Eye allergies Continue Reading
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