Intense pulsed light only treated skin conditions such as acne in the past. Now it works as a treatment for dry eyes. It filters light to use certain light wavelengths that are optimal for healing. The patient's eyes remain closed and protected during treatment. The IPL light flashes like a photo camera on the skin surrounding your eyelids. The light penetrates the meibomian glands that surround your eyes.
If your eyes do not have enough tears, you could have dry eye syndrome. You can tell your eyes do not have enough tears if you often experience a stinging or gritty sensation in your eyes. Other signs include producing a stringy secretion in or around your eyes and light sensitivity.
Eyelashes play an important role in protecting the eyes. They help prevent dirt and other foreign objects from getting into the eyes. They also sense touch and help activate the blinking function. Apart from offering protection, eyelashes can help enhance the physical appearance.
Color vision deficiency, also known as color blindness, is more common than you might expect. Although many people think that being color blind means that you can’t see color at all, that’s not the case. Being unable to see any color, known as complete or total color deficiency, is much rarer. Most people who have color deficiency can see come colors, but struggle to tell the difference between certain shades.
Myopia, better known as nearsightedness, is the single most common reason why people wear glasses. People who have myopia can see nearby objects clearly, but anything that is further away will appear increasingly more blurred. It occurs when there is an issue with the way that light passes through the eyes and, while it can start at any age, children are particularly vulnerable.
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.