Many people when they wake up in morning observe bags under their eyes. Puffiness under the eyes is actually mild to moderate swelling caused due to wide variety of reasons. People most often think it as a cosmetic concern although …

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by fungus histoplasma capsulatum. The disease occurs when the spores of fungus are inhaled into the lungs. This particular fungus is found in droppings of birds and bats. The spores are released in air …

Many of the problems related to vision are because of refractory error. The light which enters into the eyes passes through cornea and lens. It gets focused on the retina. Optic nerve attached to retina carries the signals to brain …

Retinoblastoma is the most common type of eye cancer. It is a malignant growth of retina of eye. Almost 90 percent of cases occur in children below the age of 5 years. Retinoblastoma is a painful eye tumor. The tumor …

Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) is a chronic recurrent inflammatory disease of eye, mainly affecting the cornea and the conjunctiva. Although the exact etiology of this condition is not known, it has been associated with many other conditions such as hypothyroidism, …

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of conjunctiva; the thin membrane which covers the white of an eye and the inner side of eyelid. Conjunctivitis usually develops due to bacterial and viral infection. Adult Chlamydia conjunctivitis is a bacterial conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia …

Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis is a highly infectious form of conjunctivitis with typical sudden onset. The clinical variance from other types of conjunctivitis is its hemorrhagic form. It means there is bleeding from the blood vessels of conjunctiva. Conjunctivitis is inflammation …

Central areolar choroidal dystrophy is a medical disorder related to eyes. It is a disease affecting retina and the choroid plexus of eye. It is rare hereditary macular eye disease usually presenting its symptoms in people between the ages of …

Farsightedness is a refractory error in which the person is able to see distant objects clearly while the near objects appear blurry. Farsightedness develops because the size of eyeball is short. This causes the light to be focused behind the …

A person who reaches 40 years or is in mid forties often experience his near vision becomes blurred. He may especially feel this when he is reading a book, or sewing or working on a computer. This is basically a …

The eye is an extraordinary sense organ that provides information about the world around us. It helps to recognize shapes, color, movement etc from the moment you wake up till you close your eyes during sleep. Vision is an extraordinary …

Retinal vascular occlusion is blockage in the arteries and veins supplying blood to retina. Retina is a thin layer at the hind of the eye. It is a light sensitive membrane consisting of rods and cones cells. They are typical …

Ophthalmoplegia is paralysis of muscles that control the movement of eyes. These muscles also keep the eye well placed in the socket. There are six muscles that control the eye movement. Paralysis or weakness can develop in one or more …

Scleritis is medical condition defined as painful inflammation of sclera. The white portion of eye that is apparent is called sclera. It is made up of tough fibrous tissue which functions as the protective layer of eye and also maintains …

Hyphema is accumulation of blood in the front part (anterior chamber) of eye. Anterior chamber of eye is a space between the cornea and iris (colored part of the eye). Blood collected may spread all over the space or may …

Bulging of eyes is commonly referred as proptosis and exopthalmus in medical terminology. Protrusion of eyeball may be slightly more than normal since birth. In some people it may develop later in life. However, in majority of cases proptosis is …

Strabismus is a term used by medical fraternity for a condition which commonly is called crossed eyes, wandering eyes etc. It is a condition in which the eyes are actually misaligned with each other; when the eyes are focused on …

Neuritis is a medical term used for inflammation or swelling of a nerve. When the inflammatory process occurs in optic nerve the condition is referred as optic neuritis. Optic nerve is a connection between the eye and brain. It carries …

Photophobia is a term used when the eyes are hypersensitive to light. This intolerability or intolerance of light can be from any light source which includes sunlight, fluorescent light or incandescent light. Photophobia is not a disease but a symptom …

Alcohol although considered as a social drink in modern day society is known to cause several negative effect on human body. These bad effects can be temporary or permanent. Alcohol consumption can have detrimental effect on several organs of the …