Uveitis is inflammation inside your eye. It causes eye redness, pain and blurred vision. The condition can affect one or both eyes. It primarily affects people ages 20 to 50, but it may also affect children. Possible causes of uveitis are infection, injury, or an autoimmune or inflammatory disease. When a cause can’t be identified,Continue reading “When Ankylosing Spondylitis Affects Your Eyes”
Toxic keratoconjunctivitis (inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva) can occur when your eye is exposed to a foreign substance or chemical. The response is typically an immune reaction associated with Type IV hypersensitivity. Symptoms include pain, itching, swelling and irritation, with follicles presenting in the palpebral conjunctiva. Copious irrigation and flushing of the eye isContinue reading “When chemicals touch your eye…”
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, which causes the eyelids to be red, itchy, swollen and scaly. Here you see crusty build-up at the base of the eyelashes. Feeling like something is in your eye Burning of the eye Sensitivity to light Red and swollen eyes or eyelids Blurry vision Dry eyes CrustingContinue reading “Eyelid crusties”
When you have ocular allergies, symptoms can include: itching, tearing, discharge, burning, photophobia, red eye, and decreased vision. Often, contact lens wear can worsen the condition, so a change in contact lens material or to daily disposables, is recommended. Cold compresses, artificial tears, and steroid eye drops are also recommended.
Did you know viruses can cause an angry, red eye? Viral conjunctivitis is a type of pink eye that is highly contagious, because airborne viruses can be spread through sneezing and coughing. If you’ve had an upper respiratory infection, such as the measles, the flu, or the common cold, you are more susceptible to viralContinue reading “An Angry, Red Eye”