Narrow Angle vs. Open Angle Glaucoma

Narrow-Angle vs. Open-Angle Glaucoma Contrary to popular belief, Glaucoma does not describe one specific condition, but a group of conditions that correspond to one another and can cause blindness. Because the term Glaucoma describes many different things, there are...

What is Astigmatism?

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea and impairs one’s ability to focus on images either close up or far away. In individuals with astigmatism, the cornea, or surface of the eye, is steeper in one direction than the other....

Blepharitis: Chronically Red Eyelids

Blepharitis: Chronically Red Eyelids Do you have chronically red eyelids? If so, you may have a condition known as Blepharitis. Blepharitis is caused by an inflammation of the eyelid that can result in itchiness, redness, crusting, and discharge of the eye. This...

Dry Eyes and Winter Months

Dry Eyes and Winter Months Chronic dry eye is a problem for many individuals that can often become very uncomfortable. As many who struggle with this condition are aware, it has the tendency to worsen in the winter months.  This is because during winter months the air...

How Diabetes Affects Eye Health

How Diabetes Affects Eye Health Diabetic Macular Degeneration predominantly affects people between the ages of 20 and 74. In the United States, this condition has been named the leading cause of blindness due to a disruption of blood flow to the eye. When the eye is...