Blepharoplasty is a procedure that allows a surgeon to make changes to the skin, fat or muscles of the eyelid to change appearance or function. Incisions are...
What Is Low Vision?
Low vision is a condition where patients experience blurred sight, partial sight, tunnel vision, or even being legally blind. Unlike many other eye impairments, low vision cannot be corrected through glasses or surgery. Even with corrective lenses and ...
The 3 Types of Conjunctivitis: What You Should Know
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva - the thin covering of the white part of your eye and inside of your eyelids.
Slideshow: What Eye Problems Look Like
What do nearsightedness, farsightedness, or going blind look like? See these views and take an eye test in this slideshow from WebMD's medical editors.
Why Does My Eye Twitch?
8 causes of and fixes for that annoying eyelid twitching.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a type of clouding that occurs in the lens of the eye. This interferes with light reaching the retina, potentially causing blurry vision and other vision problems.
Scientists find what on illegal contact lenses?
Think rinsing your eyes with hospital toilet water is revolting? In that case, what researchers found on knock-off contact lenses is sure to make you squeamish "Contact lenses are medical devices worn on living tissue; therefore, it is extremely important that they are purchased with a valid prescription." Published earlier this year in the Journal of Forensic Sciences , a case report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA's) Forensic Chemistry Center found a majority of unapproved, counterfeit and decorative contact lenses tested positive for the kinds of microbial contamination frequently found in hospital waste water or spoiled food Respectively, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus cereus were just a pair of microorganisms identified in the…
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know
Reviewed By When less invasive treatments for cerebral palsy (CP), such as braces and oral medications, aren’t providing sufficient relief, your doctor may consider neurosurgery Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is one option that can lead to improved movement for many children who have spasticity with dystonia (increased muscle stiffness and spasms). Here’s what Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson, M.D ., wants you to know about this treatment option. Q. What is selective dorsal rhizotomy? A. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a complex procedure. Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons take care to make the procedure as minimally invasive as possible. Our surgeons remove only one layer of bone (vs. multiple) in the back of your child’s spine.…
Here and now: Spring eyewear trends that heat up your season!
From fashion week catwalks to an eyewear office near you, many leading designers now have fresh eyewear collections to compliment your spring looks. And while fashion’s biggest week may be over, healthy vision is always in style. April is ‘Women’s Eye Heal
How Drug-Resistant Bacteria Travel from the Farm to Your Table
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria from livestock pose a deadly risk to people. But the farm lobby won't let scientists track the danger
Eye Care Tips In Summer
As you slather on sunscreen to defend your skin this summer, don’t forget sunglasses to protect your eyes. The same harmful rays that dama...