Amaurosis Fugax

Amaurosis fugax is a condition in which a person cannot see out of one or both eyes due to a lack of blood flow to the eye(s). The condition is a symptom of an underlying problem, such as a blood clot or insufficient blood flow to the blood vessels that supply the...

9 Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam

Back-to-school shopping lists might include school supplies, new clothes, and even a haircut, but does it include an eye exam? Physicians in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology think it should.  More often than not, vision problems go...

Puffy Eyelids

Puffy eyelids make eyes look swollen and tired, and depending on the severity of the problem, they can make it difficult to open or close one’s eyes completely.  There are many causes for puffy eyelids; some are avoidable, while others are not. There are also many...

Pain Above or Behind Eyes

There are many types of eye pain, but a feeling of pressure behind the eyes is something else altogether. This unpleasant sensation may be caused by an issue affecting the eyes, but the cause is more likely a condition affecting the surrounding tissue of the face....