14 Jan 2020Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as hay fever, is caused by air-born pollen particles released by plants during specific times of the year. It generally occurs in the spring months (grass pollen induced), and in the late summer months (ragweed pollen induced). Itching is a dominant symptom in seasonal allergic conjunctivitis diagnosis, as well as watery/mucus discharge, burning, eye redness, runny nose, and/or sore throat.
13 Jan 2020Conjunctivitis, often referred to as pink eye, is a common condition that causes the inflammation of the surface of the eye, and the tissue that surrounds it. Approximately 1 out of 100 people will contract the disease each year. The symptoms include sensations of pain, burning, and itchiness, and a red or pink appearance of the affected eye.
14 Jan 2020Meibomian gland disorder (MGD) is a condition in which the tiny meibomian glands within the eyelids fail to function properly. Under normal circumstances, these glands are responsible for producing small amounts of an oily lipid that helps keep the eyes well lubricated. Without this substance, the watery portion of tears would evaporate very quickly, leaving the eyes feeling very dry and irritated. It is the most common cause of dry eyes and is easy to treat.
14 Jan 2020Blepharitis is a condition where the eyelids are chronically swollen. While it usually resolves without incident within two to four weeks, it can recur over and over again. This frustrating problem is usually uncomfortable and unattractive, in addition to possibly blurring the patient’s vision and putting them at risk of more serious eye problems if left untreated. If you or a loved one is struggling with blepharitis, understanding the details of the condition, treatment and the prevention methods used will help guide your self-care plan and set your mind at ease.