A recent study has shown that at least 16 million adults in the United States suffer from dry eye disease (DED). Several remedies have been made available to treat the persistent, uncomfortable symptoms associated with this condition. These treatments include the use of over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications, and eye inserts. But a more advanced approach has been newly discovered to treat dry eyes.
Keratoconus is a serious eye condition that involves the thinning and bulging of the cornea. The cornea is supposed to be round-shaped, but sometimes it bulges out like a cone, and that is what is known as the Keratoconus. This condition is treatable if diagnosed early.
A corneal abrasion is the name given to a scratch or scrape that occurs on the clear, front part of the eye called the cornea. In most instances, they occur as a result of trauma/injury affecting the surface of the eye – such as scratching the eye with your fingernail, getting an abrasive substance such as grit or sand in the eye and rubbing them, or being poked in the eye by something. Some patients can suffer from what is known as a recurrent corneal abrasion which is where the eye keeps being affected. This normally affects people who have suffered a previous injury to the cornea.
One of the biggest challenges of eye allergies is determining exactly what is causing them. This is where testing for eye allergies comes in, and more specifically, a revolutionary new approach to identifying the triggers of ocular allergic reactions - AllerFocus. Here’s what you need to know about eye allergies, testing, and treatment.
Most people experience dry eye symptoms at some point in their lives. If you’re now at that point, you want to know how to prevent dry eyes, so you don’t suffer from symptoms such as stinging, scratching, and burning. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent dry eyes from becoming a long-term problem.