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Eye Care

Pterygium: A growth on the conjunctiva

Pterygium: A growth on the conjunctiva

The word “pterygium” in Greek means “wing,” refers to a triangular tissue growth that starts from the conjunctiva of the eyes. Such growth covers the sclera and extends onto the... Read More

Glaucoma: Beware! It can blind you

Glaucoma: Beware! It can blind you

Glaucoma is an eye disease. The optic nerve of your eyes is responsible for healthy vision. In glaucoma, this optic nerve gets damaged because of the increased pressure of the eye fluid... Read More

Blepharitis: Red and burning eyes

Blepharitis: Red and burning eyes

Blepharitis is a common condition of inflammation of the eyelids. Blepharitis normally occurs in both the eyes, especially in the region where the eyelashes are present. Blepharitis is not a contagious disease. Managing blepharitis may be hard due to its recurrent... Read More

Do you go blind at night?

Do you go blind at night?

Night blindness (nyctalopia) is a condition wherein a person is unable to see at night or poor light. It is not a condition or disease by itself but is rather a symptom of some other underlying eye problem.... Read More

Changes in the eye due to old age

Changes in the eye due to old age

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition affecting older people. Individuals suffering from age-related macular degeneration experience partial or total loss of their central vision in one or both eyes.... Read More

Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) elaborated

Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) elaborated

Conjunctivitis refers to an eye infection, a condition where the whites of the eyes become red or pink. It is commonly known as the “pink eye” or “Madras... Read More

Black Eye: All you need to know

Black Eye: All you need to know

The bruising around the eye caused by bleeding beneath the skin as a result of face injury is called black eye, basically owing to its... Read More

Stye:A boil or swelling on your eyelid

Stye:A boil or swelling on your eyelid

A boil or a pimple like painful bulge near the edge of the eyelid is known as stye (sty). The stye may be present near the outer surface of the eyelid but it can form on the inner surface of the eyelid too. A stye is also referred to as hordeolum. Styes are usually present in one eye but may... Read More

Dry Eyes: Are your eyes dry or itchy?

Dry Eyes: Are your eyes dry or itchy?

Dry eye is a condition where there is an imbalance between the production and drainage of tears.It is also known as dry eyes disease or dry eyes syndrome. Here the eyes are not adequately lubricated by the tears and also the tears are of poor... Read More

When stars in your eyes are not healthy

When stars in your eyes are not healthy

Floaters or eye floaters are tiny spots, flecks, specks and ‘cobwebs’ that move around in your field of vision. It may be irritating but does not cause any harm. However, floaters cannot be ignored as they may occur as a symptom of various eye related disorders that can lead to blindness. Knowledge about eye floaters can help you to differentiate... Read More