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Category: Eye Health

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication!

(Original article from HealthDay News) TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A special type of contact lens has been designed to gradually deliver medication to the eye, researchers report. This kind of contact lens could help people who have a hard time using eye drops to treat conditions such as glaucoma, the study authors… Read More


All About Emotional Tears

Written by: Reena Mukamal Reviewed by: Brenda Pagan-Duran MD Feb. 28, 2017 Why do we cry? Scientists have been trying to answer this question for centuries. In 1662, Danish scientist Niels Stensen discovered that tears originate in the lacrimal gland. We have three distinct types of tears: basal tears, reflex tears and emotional tears. Most… Read More


7 Reasons Why There’s Pain Behind Your Eye

At one time or another, each of us has likely experienced some type of eye pain. It can range from dull to intense and can be sometimes be accompanied by fever, tearing, redness, light sensitivity, sinus pressure, double vision, and numbness. Most often, pain behind your eye isn’t a serious condition, but in some instances,… Read More


Make Healthy Eyes One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Ringing in the New Year is a time of self-reflection – a time when we look at how we can better ourselves. As we kick off 2017, many of us may have plans to lose weight or stop smoking. But did you know taking care of your eyes should also be one to consider? After… Read More


Dealing With Eye Floaters

You know when you look at a lamp or the sun for too  long and then you see spots? It’s a little disorienting, right? But what if you see spots or specks that float around in your field of vision other times too, for no reason? Besides being disorienting, it can be downright annoying. It… Read More


Understanding Astigmatism

The term astigmatism refers to the shape of your cornea or lens. In a healthy eye, the shape of your cornea is rounded like a basketball, allowing light to go through the lens without being distorted and providing a sharp image. When you have astigmatism, the shape of your cornea is uneven in shape, your… Read More


Eye Protection in the Summer Time

The weather’s warm, the water is fine, it’s been a long, cold winter and you’re ready to have some fun. Before you hit the pool or go on a summer adventure, you’re likely to lather on the sunscreen, but did you think about protecting your eyes? From yard work to pool chemicals to harmful UV… Read More


Multilingual Eye Health Public Education Videos (MEHPEV)

MEHPEV videos is a recently launched project by Dr. Kathy Cao to provide multilingual eye health care education materials as a tool for ethnic communities and their health care practitioners. With the expanding multicultural population in Canada, language barrier has become a major hindrance to healthcare access. According to Statistics Canada (2012), almost 20% of… Read More


The 5 Best Ways to Preserve Your Eye Sight

Good vision and quality of life go hand in hand. But as you age, you become more at risk for sight-threatening eye problems such as macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. That’s why protecting your eyesight and keeping your eyes healthy as you age is essential. To learn more about ways to preserve your… Read More


Eyelid Twitches: Are They Serious?

Does your eye twitch involuntarily? If so, it is completely painless and almost always harmless, usually going away on its own. It’s not uncommon for some people to have eye spasms throughout the day, which can be chalked up as nothing more than a temporary nuisance. While eye twitches are generally not a serious problem,… Read More


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