Stye Treatment

A painful, pus-filled swelling at the root of an eyelash due to a bacterial infection. AGE – More common in children but can occur at any age LIFESTYLE – Wearing…

Blepharitis

Inflammation of the margin of the upper or lower eyelid or both. AGE-GENDER-GENETICS-LIFESTYLE Not significant factors Blepharitis, in which the margin of one or both eyelids becomes inflamed, is often…

Chalazion

A swelling in the eyelid that may be painless. AGE-GENDER-GENETICS-LIFESTYLE – Not significant factors If an oil-secreting gland in the eyelid becomes blocked, the gland enlarges, creating a swelling called…

Entropion

Inward turning of the margin of the upper or lower eyelid or both. AGE – More common in elderly people GENDER GENETICS LIFESTYLE – Not significant factors In entropion, the eyelid…

Ectropion

Outward turning of the margin of the lower eyelid. AGE – More common in elderly people GENDER GENETICS LIFESTYLE – Not significant factors If the edge of the lower eyelid…

Watery Eye

Overflow of tears from the eye due to overproduction or poor drainage. AGE – Most common in babies and elderly people GENDER-GENETICS-LIFESTYLE – Hot significant factors Watery eye usually results…

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Persistent dryness of the eye due to insufficient production of tears, also known as dry eye. AGE – Increasingly common over age 35 GENDER – More common in females GENETICS-LIFESTYLE…

Xerophthalmia

Dryness of the eye due to a dietary deficiency of vitamin A. AGE – More common in children but can occur at any age LIFESTYLE – Caused by a diet…

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Bleeding between the white of the eye and the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the white of the eye and lining the eyelids. AGE-GENDER-GENETICS-LIFESTYLE – Risk factors depend on the cause…

Hyphema

A pool of blood in the front chamber of the eye, behind the transparent cornea. LIFESTYLE – Participating in sports that may lead to a blow to the eye is a…