|Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis |
|The term ‘conjunctivitis’ refers to an inflammation of the membranes that line the eyelids and front of the eye. Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is an inflammatory disorder that usually develops in contact lens wearers. GPC can result from a reaction to contact lens protein deposits contact lens mechanical irritation or soft contact lens material sensitivity. Early symptoms can include itching of eyes ropy mucous discharge fluctuating vision and excessive contact lens movement. ...Read More|
|Ginkgo Biloba Extract in Glaucoma Treatment|
|"Ginkgo Biloba Extract (GBE)" has become the subject of study and investigation for its possible use in the treatment of glaucoma. GBE is a freely-available herbal supplement, long known for its positive effect on the functions of the brain, most noticeably in the areas of memory enhancement, mental alertness and the reduction of mental fatigue.
GBE also has many other actions on biological function, such as the improvement of circulation and preventing "vasospasm", a sudden decrease in the int...Read More|
|Glare: Three Choices for Outdoor Comfort|
|Anyone who spends time outside knows that there are times when the reflected light from surfaces can cause glare, the common term for discomfort from too much light entering the eye. Lens tints and coatings can help minimize discomfort and improve vision significantly.
There are a variety of tints and coatings for prescription eyewear that can help decrease glare and improve comfort and performance, especially for certain sports and activities that take place near water or on snow. Thre...Read More|
|Glaucoma is a condition usually characterized by increased pressure of the fluid within the eyeball, which causes damage to the retinal nerve fibers and the optic nerve if left untreated. Pressure within the eyeball is measured in mm Hg, the same unit used to describe barometric pressure in weather prediction. The normal range of pressure within the eye is between about 12 mm Hg to 22 mm Hg.
In any discussion about glaucoma, a word that often gets used is “angle.” The fluid...Read More|
|Glaucoma - Open Angle and Closed Angle |
|One frequently sees the term angle used in reference to glaucoma. In this context angle refers to the eye s internal drainage mechanism.
As mentioned elsewhere a nutrient-rich clear fluid is constantly being produced in the front part of our eyes. The fluid also known as aqueous circulates nourishing the internal tissues before being drained from the eye. The actual drainage opening for the aqueous is formed by the juncture of the cornea and the colorful iris.
This drainage angle in the eye ca...Read More|
|Glaucoma Eyedrops for African-Canadians |
|Glaucoma Eyedrops for African-Canadians
In the study eyedrops taken every day reduced the most common form of glaucoma open-angle by almost 50 per cent. African-Canadians who have a high risk for glaucoma should be paying attention to a recent study written up in the June issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology. According to the journal daily eye pressure-lowering eyedrops can delay or prevent the onset of glaucoma but only for those who are of African descent.
Glaucoma is an eye dis...Read More|
|Glaucoma: Is it Possible to Prevent Vision Loss?|
|According to a study done in 2004 at The Ohio State University, it might be, for certain individuals in certain circumstances.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases usually characterized by higher than normal pressures within the eye; the increased pressure can compress the retinal nerve fibers, particularly where they come together and form the head of the optic nerve, located in the back of the eye. The most common type of the condition, primary open-angle glaucoma, was the subject of the stud...Read More|