Everything You Should Know About Monovision

Monovision is a variation on the standard use of contact lenses to help people who don’t see as well close-up because of age-related changes to the eye. With monovision, one lens is prescribed to see better at a distance, and the other lens is prescribed to see better...

What You Should Know About Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer that is typically diagnosed in small children, often under the age of two, and usually under the age of five. The disease usually affects only one eye, but in about a third of cases, both eyes are affected. In the United...

Surfer’s Eye (Pterygium and Pingueculua)

The term Surfer’s Eye (also known as pterygium or pinguecula) refers to a benign but sometimes cosmetically undesirable growth on the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of tissue on the eye. A pterygium begins as a pinguecula, a yellowish spot or lesion on the...

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...