Pupil Size and Your Health
The size of your pupil can tell your healthcare provider quite a bit about your health. It's an important key to unlocking possible medical conditions you might not otherwise know about.
What Is the Rarest Eye Color?
Green has traditionally been called the rarest eye color. But new classifications say another color may be even less common—gray.Eye color is an inherited trait with multiple genes affecting the shade. Genes related to the production of pigments—melanin, eumelanin, and pheomelanin—dictate the color of your skin, hair, and eyes. A person's eye color reflects a unique combination and concentration of pigments in the iris.
Bloodshot Eyes Causes and Treatments
The term "red eye" is used to describe eyes that are red and bloodshot. Bloodshot eyes are usually painless. They develop when blood vessels near the surface of the eye become swollen.
High-tech imaging offers new way to detect signs of early glaucoma
A new, non-invasive ocular imaging method may be able to detect an early indicator of glaucoma in time to prevent disease progression and vision loss, according to a new study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).
The 8 Best Eye Drops for Allergies of 2022
Pet dander, dust, ragweed, grass, and pollen can trigger your eyes to have an allergic reaction.
Visual acuity lower when tested at home rather than clinic
Visual acuity (VA) is better when tested in the clinic versus at home, according to a research letter published online Aug. 18 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
An Overview of Eye Tumors
The most common type of eye tumor is metastatic. This means it's a secondary eye tumor caused by cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another.
Help your kids avoid contracting pink eye
As children head back to school, there are many illnesses that you should be aware of as a parent. One highly contagious infection is conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye," that many children and even adults will contract at some point in their lifetime.
New diagnostic option for rare eye disease
An estimated 5 to 10% of blindness worldwide is caused by the rare inflammatory eye disease uveitis. Researchers at the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Bonn have tested color-coded fundus autofluorescence as a supportive novel diagnostic method.
What is dry eye and how can I get rid of it?
Dry eye occurs when the eyes produce too few tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. The condition can affect one or both eyes. Possible symptoms include eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, and increased sensitivity to light.