Symptoms include foreign body sensation, photophobia, tearing, burning, and pain. Treatment includes bandage contact lens, cyclosporine, and ocular steroids.
Symptoms of dry eye include: Pain Light sensitivity A gritty sensation A feeling of a foreign body or sand in the eye Itching Redness Blurring of vision A short course of steroids, Restasis, nutritional therapy, and ointments, can be very helpful in treating dry eye.
Many times, a pterygium does not cause symptoms. However, an inflamed or enlarged pterygium may cause redness and inflammation. A pterygium can grow onto the cornea (the clear, outer layer of the eye). This can distort the shape of the cornea, causing a condition called astigmatism. Symptoms of pterygium may include: Burning Gritty feeling ItchingContinue reading “A growth on the eye”
Severe dry eye can cause blurriness in vision, and eventually lead to corneal scarring and ulceration. Treatments for dry eye include: Artificial tears: These can be used to supplement natural tear production. Preservative-free artificial tear solutions are recommended because they contain fewer additives, which can further irritate the eyes. Increasing tear production. Restasis can helpContinue reading “When your eyes are very dry…”
Q: How can contact lens wear be a risk? A: Contact lenses are considered a medical device, which can put you at risk for serious eye infections Q: Why does a contact lens prescription have a specified expiration date? A: Because the doctor must evaluate the health of your eye, to make sure that contactContinue reading “When Contact Lenses Harm Your Eyes”