Eye Health & Disease

Allergies

Because eye allergies are very common, Dr. Schlaefer would like to share with you some background information regarding eye allergies. Symptoms of allergies may include red, watery and itchy eyes, a runny or stuffed nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, a sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightening, and in severe cases, an asthma attack. An…
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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Redness, swelling, styes, cysts, and flaky crusts at the eyelid margin characterize it. Symptoms include scratchy, swollen, tender, and irritated eyes. Blepharitis can be caused by various bacteria and be chronic or acute in presentation. People with skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and eczema are more prone…
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Cataracts

A cataract is the clouding of the lens in the eye. Most cataracts develop slowly and donʼt disturb eyesight early on, but over time cataracts will interfere with vision. Cataracts can develop with age, can be caused by a trauma to tissue that makes up the lens, or can result from inherited genetic disorders that…
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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is more commonly known as "pink eye". It is an inflammation of the membrane that lines your eyelid and part of your eye. It causes blood vessels to become more noticeable, resulting in the pink or red coloring. Conjunctivitis rarely affects vision, and is very contagious so early detection is important. The cause is…
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