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Category Archives: Eye Health

Three Ways Your Eyelids Can Affect Your Vision

Did you know that your eyelids can affect more than just your appearance? There are some problems that occur with eyelids that can actually affect your vision. When you have these conditions, it is important to seek out a diagnosis and treatment to prevent any lasting vision loss and to protect the health of your eyes.

Eyelid Retraction

Eyelid retraction is when the eyelids pull away from the eye. It can give you a staring look that is unattractive, but the real problem is that the eyelids are not able to sweep across the cornea to keep it moist as they should. This can cause the eye to become very dry. In advanced cases, the eyes may not be able to close at all, which puts the cornea at risk. This condition is most common in people with thyroid disease, but it does occur from other causes. Continue Reading

Thyroid Eye Disease: Symptoms and Treatment

Hyperthyroidism, or Graves disease, affects the body in a number of ways. One way is that it can result in thyroid eye disease. Even if you seek treatment for hyperthyroidism, the eye problems that it can cause may not be easily reversed without surgical intervention. Here are the symptoms of thyroid eye disease and the… Continue Reading

Are Your Sunglasses Up to the Challenge This Summer?

Sunglasses have become popular fashion accessories, often costing hundreds of dollars from designer brands. However, it is important to remember that sunglasses serve an incredibly important purpose by protecting the eyes from the sun. Many people forget that the sun’s UV rays can harm the eyes just like they can harm the skin. Wearing sunglasses… Continue Reading

A Basic Guide to Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves’ disease, is not nearly as well known as cataracts or glaucoma, but it is still a very important condition to understand. Thyroid eye disease causes the soft tissues and muscles in the eye socket to swell, most likely due to thyroid gland dysfunction. Mild cases of TED only… Continue Reading

A Routine Exam Might Save Your Life

There are many things you might think could save your life: an experienced ER surgeon, a fortuitously timed blood test, or reliable brakes on your car, for instance. But what about an eye exam? Most people think of an eye exam as the annual requirement to keep their glasses prescriptions up-to-date, but as one 8-year-old… Continue Reading

How Exactly Does the Eye Function?

The human eye can seem like quite a mystery. For such a small part of the body, it accomplishes an incredible task. But how? Vision cannot occur without light. When light reflects off an object, it enters the eye through the cornea, which is the transparent outer covering of the eye. All of the rays… Continue Reading

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