Baggy Eyes

A variety of conditions can cause the appearance of “baggy eyes.” This condition is, to some extent, almost inevitable if we live long enough. Severe cases of baggy eyes, however, are often caused either by Blepharochalasis or Dermatochalasis. Although they are...

Xanthelasma

A xanthelasma is a yellowish deposit of fat and cholesterol found under the skin that’s around or on the eyelids. Xanthelasmata are not harmful, nor do they cause any pain, but most people do not care for the appearance of these yellow growths around the eyes and...

Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a procedure that involves removing the vitreous humor (the gel-like substance that fills the inside of the eye). In most cases the vitreous is replaced with a saline solution, silicone oil, air, or gas. Why Vitrectomy Is Done? Vitrectomy can often...

Fuch’s Dystrophy

Fuchs’ dystrophy Fuchs’ dystrophy is a form of corneal dystrophy that tends to strike people in their fifties and sixties (although early signs can sometimes be seen in patients as young as 30) and affects women three times more often than men. Fuchs’ dystrophy is...

Sympathetic Ophthalmia

In very rare cases following a unilateral eye injury, a condition called sympathetic ophthalmia can develop. This condition presents itself as a form of uveitis (eye inflammation), and it occurs when the body’s own immune system attacks first the injured eye and then...