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Computer Vision Syndrome: Children and Teens
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is defined as the complex of eye, vision and body problems associated with excessive computer use. Most parents are rightly concerned about the types of people or subject matter that their children and teenagers mi.... Read More

Dry Eye Symptoms: Causes and Treatments
As discussed in the Introduction article, there are three main areas that contribute to dry eye symptoms: Inadequate tear production Tears that evaporate too quickly from the ocular surfaces Imbalance between the three main components of normal .... Read More

Dry Eye Symptoms: Introduction
There are multiple causes behind the symptoms, so finding the specific cause and the best treatment is not as straightforward as it may seem. Also, the term “dry eyes” may actually be one symptom of other conditions, such as.... Read More

Dry Eye Symptoms: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the term used for a family of eyelid margin disorders that cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching or burning, dryness, crusty lid margins, grittiness, and even the eventual loss of eyelashes. MGD is.... Read More

What's Your Vision "Eye-Q?"
According to a survey done by the American Optometric Association, the first American Eye-Q ™ parents lack important knowledge about eye health and vision care for their children and themselves. Want to see how you do against the original part.... Read More


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Usually the cloudy band is about one millimetre wide and is visible in the mirror when you look closely. It has no impact on vision. This common age-related condition occurs within the cornea. It is present in 60 percent of patients between the ages of 40-60 years and in nearly all patients over the age of 80. It appears as an arc-shaped whitish deposit; it often looks dull or hazy like a milky-white or yellowish Saturn-like ring around the outer edge of your cornea and it is caused by a deposition of lipid. It almost always occurs in both eyes and is symmetrical – usually the cloudy band is about one millimetre wide and is visible in the mirror when you look closely. It has no impact on vision.

Sometimes this can appear in people under 40 and is called arcus juvenilis. In these cases the rings can be a result of high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. People who develop arcus juvenilis are recommended to undergo a thorough blood examination to determine their cholesterol levels. Doctors will most likely advise a combination of change in dietexercise and/or cholesterol lowering medications for those with arcus juvenilis.