What to expect when meeting your eye doctor for a screening

8 Jul 2024Eye Health & General Information

Many people reserve their fear for the dentist but there are also those wary of the eye doctor. This is understandable – some are squeamish about others getting close to their eyes in the same…

What Is a Macular Hole and How to Treat It?

10 Jun 2024Eye Health & General Information

There are certain eye ailments that can cause blurry or distorted central vision. One of these is the macular hole. Macular holes are more common in women than men, as well as in those aged…

What is a Chalazion?

6 May 2024Eye Health & General Information

When people find strange lumps or bumps on their eyelids, the first thing they think of is a stye. However, a lump on the eyelid may also be due to a chalazion. Chalazia (plural) are…

Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye): Causes & Symptoms

25 Mar 2024Eye Health & General Information

Exposure to the sun and UV light can affect the eye. One such condition that can develop is called a pterygium, also known as “Surfer’s Eye”. While its alternative name indicates the sport most often…

What are the risks of high myopia?

1 Mar 2024Eye Health & General Information

Myopia or short-sightedness is one of the most common eye issues worldwide. In fact, a study estimated that of the world’s 7.79 billion people in 2020, 2.64 billion were myopic. That represents 33.9% of the…

All You Need to Know About Epiretinal Membrane Surgery

24 Jan 2024Eye Health & General Information

Epiretinal membranes (sometimes called macular puckers) are abnormal scar-like membranes that form over the retina of the eye. As this is the light-sensitive layer of the eye, it makes sense that these membranes can affect…

Retinal Detachment: What Are Your Treatment Options?

19 Jan 2024Eye Health & General Information

Retinal detachment is a serious condition in which the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye detaches from the wall of the eye. As the risk of permanent vision loss goes up the longer…

Retinal Artery Occlusions: Types, Causes & Symptoms

3 Jan 2024Eye Health & General Information

Retinal artery occlusions are blockages in the artery that brings blood to the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye. A retinal occlusion, especially a central retinal artery occlusion, is…

Retinal Vein Occlusions: Types, Causes & Symptoms

22 Dec 2023Eye Health & General Information

Retinal vein occlusions are blockages in the blood vessels carrying blood away from your retina, which is the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye. Like its sibling (retinal artery occlusion, which affects the…

Epiretinal Membranes: Symptoms & Causes

6 Dec 2023Eye Health & General Information

An epiretinal membrane is a disease of the eye that involves the formation of an abnormal, thin membrane over the part of the eye called the macula. For this reason, an epiretinal membrane is often…