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What Is a Chalazion?

If you notice a small bump growing on the surface of either your top or bottom eyelid, chances are you have a chalazion. Often confused with a stye, a chalazion is different. Chalazia (plural) often begin as a swollen, sensitive spot on the eyelid, but may change into a pea-sized bump in a matter of… Read More

What Is a Pterygium and Why Is It Called “Surfer’s Eye”?

There are many conditions that can affect your eyes, some more dangerous than others, but none of them manifest themselves in a more interesting way than a pterygium. A pterygium appears as a growth on the sclera, which is more commonly referred to as the “white of the eye”. Eventually, it grows into a more… Read More

What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

As we get older, we begin to experience more and more problems with our health. It’s an unfortunate consequence of living. One part of our body that may face a brand new set of challenges is our eyes. Whether it’s glaucoma, cataracts, or losing visual acuity through any other means, age plays a very important… Read More

How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Eyes

Pregnancy can be a wonderful event in a woman’s life, but it’s no secret that it comes with many challenges to face. Changes in hormones translate into physical bodily changes that can sometimes be unexpected. For example, while most people know about all the swelling that occurs in all kinds of places, and the sudden… Read More

The Importance of Pediatric Exams

When it comes to taking care of your eyes, or any other part of your health for that matter, there are a lot of rules and recommendations. However, one golden rule stands out above the rest in the medical field: prevention through early detection. Often times a completely treatable problem becomes severely damaging simply because… Read More