Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an autoimmune disorder. TED is an attack by the body’s own immune system on the eye muscles and the tissue behind the eye, which inflames both areas. Thyroid eye disease is also known as Graves’ eye disease and Graves’ orbitopathy because the majority of TED patients also have the overactive thyroid condition called Graves’ disease.
Undergoing surgery of any kind tends to bring on worry and anxiety. One way to alleviate those feelings is by learning what to do after surgery before it takes place. Your surgeon will typically provide you with a list of written instructions during your pre-surgical visits.
A new and emerging technology is paving a different path on how we interact with our eye doctors. A company called EyeQue has created new technology that will allow you to test and track your vision from the comfort of your home.
Neglecting or forgetting to properly clean your contact lenses can result in serious damage to your eyes over time. Currently, contact lenses are made up of better materials than in the past and many problems in regards to hygiene has been reduced.
In recent months there has been news about new and exciting technologies for your eyes. Virtual Reality headsets are changing the way we interact with entertainment and the world. A new and emerging technology is beginning to change the way we fight and treat eye diseases.
Macular Holes have the potential to cause vision loss in some serious cases. The Macula is in the center of the retina and is arguably the most important part of the eye. Macular Holes can form in a variety of different ways and can have several symptoms before they create significant vision loss.
You may have experienced eye floaters at one point in your life but have you ever wondered what causes them? Eye floaters are caused by a detachment from the vitreous in the eye. The vitreous is a gel-like substance that helps the eye maintain it’s round shape. Millions of fibers run through the vitreous and attach to the retina.
Exercise can reduce body fat, increase heart function, tone muscles, and help you focus. Surprisingly, exercise can also help keep your eyes healthy and possibly prevent common eye problems such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
A person’s eye color has been the subject of many hit songs over the years. Have you ever asked yourself what actually makes up someone’s eye color? You may have learned about it in elementary school, but this article will give you a refresher course on what determines a person’s eye color.
A trip to the doctor’s office can be intimidating for a young child. A trip to the Optometrist does not have to be a frightening experience. To ensure that you and your child have a good experience at the doctor’s office, consider following these steps to help your child prepare.