Eyes and Vision

Blepharitis

What is blepharitis? Blepharitis (say “bleh-fuh-RY-tus”) is a skin problem that affects the eyelids and lashes. It may be caused by bacteria or by other skin conditions such as dandruff, skin allergies, or eczema. If you have blepharitis, you’re also more likely to get styes. What are the symptoms? If you have…

Blocked Tear Ducts

What is a blocked tear duct? Tears normally drain from the eye through small tubes called tear ducts , which stretch from the eye into the nose. If a tear duct becomes blocked or fails to open, tears cannot drain from the eye properly. The duct may fill with fluid and become swollen, inflamed, and sometimes infected…

Blocked Tear Ducts: Should My Baby Have a Probing Procedure?

Guides through decision to have a probing procedure done for your baby’s blocked tear ducts. Discusses why a doctor may recommend a probing procedure for your baby. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Burns to the Eye

Most substances you get in your eyes that make your eyes burn will not cause serious eye problems. The only treatment needed for items such as soaps, shampoos, and perfumes that get in the eyes is to immediately flush the eyes with water. After flushing, the eyes may be slightly painful and irritated, but these symptoms…

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye. The lens is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. Cataract surgery separates the cataract from the lens capsule. In most cases, the lens will be replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). If an IOL cannot be used, contact lenses or eyeglasses…