Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and The Eyes

If you frequently dislocate your joints and have eye problems, the issues may be medically related. Frequent dislocation of joints may be caused by a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is due to a genetic mutation of the collagen in nearly...

Marginal Keratitis

What is marginal keratitis? Marginal keratitis, sometimes referred to as staphylococcal marginal keratitis, is an inflammation of the outer edge of the cornea. The cornea is the clear dome-shaped window in the front of the eye. Its main job is to help focus light as...

Keratoconus

Keratoconus   Overview Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye — thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape.  A cone-shaped cornea causes blurred vision and may cause sensitivity to light...

Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness

Low Vision vs. Legal Blindness   What is Legal Blindness? Legal blindness is not what most people think it is. It’s a level of vision defined by the United States government. The government uses the term “legal blindness” to decide who can get certain benefits,...

Understanding Depth Perception

Understanding Depth Perception   Have you ever been on the sports field and not been able to fully judge how far away your teammate is? Or have you ever felt nervous while driving your car home because it seems like that car is really far away, but it’s actually...