Tag Archives: Medicine

Early Recovery From Surgery

You’ll see your doctor one to two days after surgery, and most people will be able to drive to the clinic. It is very important not to rub your eyes during recovery. It’s best to skip vigorous activities for three … Continue reading

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PRK, Epi-LASIK, and LASEK

Surgeons operate directly on the surface of the cornea in these laser eye surgeries, rather than working under a flap. These procedures correct the same vision problems as LASIK, but may be a better option for people with thin corneas … Continue reading

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Eye Care: Tears and Dry Eye

Tears are the lubrication for our eyes. When not enough flow, perhaps due to dry air, aging, or other health conditions, the eyes can become painful and irritated. For people with mild cases of dry eye, occasionally using eye drops … Continue reading

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Cautions for Vision Surgery

Illnesses that affect healing can make vision surgery a poor choice in some cases. If you have diabetes, HIV, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis, talk with an ophthalmologist about your best options. Other conditions that require careful evaluation and could make … Continue reading

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Eye Care: Allergies

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies — and watery, itchy eyes. Pollen, grass, dust, weeds, and pet dander are common triggers. Reduce the allergens in your home with allergen impermeable covers on mattresses and pillows, thorough cleaning, and allergen filters … Continue reading

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Floaters and Specks

Blurry spots or specks in your vision that move may be floaters — debris in the eye’s vitreous gel. They don’t block vision and are more easily seen in bright light. Floaters are common and usually harmless. But if they … Continue reading

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Eye Color Can Change

Did you know? Neither blue nor green pigments are ever present in the human iris or ocular fluid. Eye color is therefore something like the sky, it depends on the lighting conditions, especially for lighter-colored eyes.

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