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Eleven causes of pain when blinking

Eleven causes of pain when blinking

A range of different causes can be responsible for pain in the eye when blinking. Some of these require medical attention. Eye pain when blinking can occur across the whole eye or in specific regions, such as the corner of the eye or on the eyelid. This article will discuss possible causes for eye pain […]

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Everything you need to know about papilledema

Everything you need to know about papilledema

Papilledema is a serious medical condition where the optic nerve at the back of the eye becomes swollen. Symptoms can include visual disturbances, headaches, and nausea. Papilledema occurs when there is a buildup of pressure in or around the brain, which causes the optic nerve to swell. It is critical to identify the cause of […]

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What causes eye boogers?

What causes eye boogers?

A person’s eyes produce mucus or pus known as rheum that leaves behind what are colloquially called eye boogers. When mucus dries in the eyes, it can leave behind this sludgy substance. Some people refer to it as having “sleep” in the eyes. Mucus helps protect the eyes from specks of dirt, harmful chemicals, and […]

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Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications

Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications

Pseudophakia translates from the Latin to mean false lens. The term refers to the implanting of an intraocular lens to replace a natural lens, the lens being the clear part of the eye that focuses light and images, enabling a person to see. Pseudophakia often occurs during cataract surgery. A cataract causes clouding or blurring of […]

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Red eyes: List of common causes

Red eyes: List of common causes

Red eyes can be the sign of a minor irritation or a serious medical condition, such as an infection. Bloodshot or red eyes occur when small blood vessels that are present on the surface of the eye become enlarged and congested with blood. This happens due to an insufficient amount of oxygen being supplied to […]

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Schirmer’s test: What to expect with the dry eye test

Schirmer’s test: What to expect with the dry eye test

Doctors use the Schirmer’s test to work out if a person’s eyes make enough tears to keep the eyes moist. If the eyes don’t produce enough moisture, a doctor may choose to treat the patient for dry eye. This article will look at exactly what the test entails and when people can expect it to […]

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Best contact lenses for people with dry eyes

Best contact lenses for people with dry eyes

Chronic dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of contact lens wearers. It can be so severe that it becomes uncomfortable or difficult for a person to wear their lenses. In addition to pain or discomfort, dry eye can cause dryness, burning, stinging, redness, or blurry vision. Eye doctors have traditionally considered that […]

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Natural remedies for dry eyes

Natural remedies for dry eyes

Dry eye describes a condition when the eye is unable to produce tears properly or produce tears of a suitable consistency. People with dry eye may experience a stinging or burning sensation in their eye, or feel as if something is caught in their eye. The affected eye may be red and painful or emit […]

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Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?

Which eye drops are best for dry eyes?

Dry eyes are a very common eye affliction. The condition can be caused by many different factors. Dry eyes can be part of the aging process or a symptom of another disease. They can by caused by an overly dry environment or be a side effect of medication such as antihistamines. Eye drops are often […]

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Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?

Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears, or if the tears vanish too quickly. There are many treatments for dry eyes. Can vitamins help prevent or treat dry eyes? We find out. If an individual has a healthy balanced diet, they should be able to […]