Do you know where the fastest muscles in your body are? Do you think your eyes stay the same size throughout your life? Discover surprising stats about the most prized of all our senses: the eyes.
Ever see something drifting across the sky, then discover it’s actually drifting across your eye? That would be a “floater.”
Most eye injuries, like getting soap or a tiny foreign body in the eye, are minor. Others, such as those that occur in some work environments or during sports play, require prompt medical attention.
It’s rare for the same medication to be used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes. But bimatoprost (also sold under the name brand Latisse®) pulls double duty. In addition to treating glaucoma, it can be used to grow and thicken eyelashes. It’s effective for both purposes, but is it safe? Can it cause lasting changes … Read More
The lack of daylight in the evening can limit some people’s ability to see and get around. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Night blindness (nyctalopia), the inability to see well at night or in poor light, is not a disease. It’s a symptom of an underlying condition. In most cases, it’s treatable; … Read More
If you find yourself saying, “Huh?” a lot, you’re probably aware that your senses are declining with age. While that’s normal, there are things you can do to help yourself. As you age, you may notice that your eyes aren’t quite as good as they used to be or that you’re often asking people to … Read More
If you’re considering laser eye surgery for refractive vision correction and started some online research, you may have run across stories of surgical complications that would make any reasonable person hesitate. But when it comes to making this important decision, not all surgical centers are created equal. It’s important to know the whole story. So how do you know … Read More
Is it time for cataract surgery? It turns out, there are lots of good answers to that question – but only one best choice. Cataracts, as it turns out, can be taken care of at any time. However, there is one very good reason to be evaluated right away, Dr. Gans says. Cataract-like symptoms may signal … Read More
The old saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they can also be a window into your health. Ophthalmologists often see clues in the eyes that warn of health issues elsewhere in your body. “Any ophthalmologist who does routine eye exams can detect these problems,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. … Read More
Dry eyes can be a real nuisance, making it tough to read, drive and focus on tasks. But the good news is that the condition is usually nothing to cry about; generally, it’s easily treated without long-term risks. “The vast majority of people have irritation, burning or a gritty feeling in their eyes, but there … Read More