Eyelid Hygiene

27 Jun

Cleaning your eyelids regularly can help combat the effects of common contributing issues, such as eyelid inflammation (blepharitis). Once a day, hold a warm washcloth over your eyes for a few minutes, then gently massage the eyelids, especially along the … Read More »

Causes of Dry Eye

26 Jun

Dry eye is usually the result of poor quality tears, which evaporate too quickly, leaving the eye uncomfortably dry. The chance of this increases with age, in part because the body’s tear-producing glands begin to function less efficiently. Less commonly, … Read More »

Dry Eye

12 Sep

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce adequate tears or tears evaporate too quickly because they are not the proper consistency. Other causes of dry eye can include aging, medications, medical conditions, environmental factors and surgeries such as … Read More »

Dry Eye

12 May

Dry eye is one of the most common reasons people visit eye doctors. And one of the most common causes of dry eye is hours of nonstop computer use. Rapid remedy:  Twice an hour, turn away from your computer screen, … Read More »

The Red-Eye Special

23 Mar

A subconjunctival hemorrhage sounds horrendous and looks even worse-with the white of one eye suddenly turning flaming red. Those experiencing this may worry about eye disease or bleeding disorders, but the hemorrhage is harmless. The redness is due to the … Read More »

Twitching Eyelid

4 Jun

Everyone might think you are winking at them, but you’re not. A twitchy eye is usually caused by stress or fatigue, explains Shilpi Agarwal, M.D., a family physician in Washington, D.C.  Get a little R & R, and chances are the … Read More »

Dry Eyes

18 Jan

How to keep them moist:  Set up a humidifier in the home if the air is dry, try over-the-counter, preservative-free artificial tears; and ask your doctor about alternatives to eye-drying drugs such as antihistamines and certain blood pressure drugs. Use … Read More »

Dry Eyes

2 Jan

To relieve dry eyes: Moisturize your eyes–Using artificial tears or eye ointment can help relieve dry eyes. Artificial tears without preservatives usually are less irritating than those with them. Eye ointments are thicker and can blur your vision, so they … Read More »


18 Jul

Cataracts are cloudy areas that cover the lens of the eye. They can affect your ability to perceive fine detail and distinguish certain colors. Symptoms include blurred vision and glare. Risk factors besides age include smoking, diabetes, and prolonged use … Read More »

Coping With Dry Eyes

30 Apr

The best first step is to zero in on what’s causing your dry eyes, a condition characterized by inadequate tear production. Common culprits include dry air, smoke, wind, and medication, including antihistamines and blood pressure drugs. Taking steps to address … Read More »