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Viral or Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Viral or Bacterial Conjunctivitis What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the clear membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eye. Conjunctivitis is sometimes called pink eye. How does it occur? Conjunctivitis can be caused by many things, including infection by viruses or bacteria. Viruses that […]

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Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis What is giant papillary conjunctivitis? Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is eye irritation that can develop when you wear contact lenses. How does it occur? GPC can be caused by: an allergic reaction to the chemicals in contact lens solutions an allergic reaction to deposits that can build up on contacts the contact […]

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Excessive Tearing

Excessive Tearing What is excessive tearing? Excessive tearing is a condition in which tears spill out of your eyes even though you are not crying. Excessive tearing is also called watering eye or epiphora. How does it occur? The main causes of excessive tearing are: production of too many tears a blockage in the tear […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which your eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears do not have the normal chemical makeup. Another name for dry eye syndrome is keratoconjunctivitis sicca. How does it occur? Normally, your body produces two types of tears: Lubricating […]

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Corneal Abrasion

Corneal Abrasion Corneal Abrasion General Info What is a corneal abrasion? A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the outer layer of the cornea. The cornea is the clear outer layer on the front of the eye. Corneal abrasions can be very painful. How does it occur? Corneal abrasions can be caused by: A sports […]

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Chalazion

Chalazion What is a chalazion? A chalazion is a small lump in the eyelid. It is similar to a stye, which is an infection of the edge of the eyelid caused by bacteria. However, a chalazion is away from the edge and is usually not caused by bacteria. How does it occur? A chalazion occurs […]

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Blepharitis

Blepharitis What is blepharitis? Blepharitis is inflammation of the edges of the eyelids. They look crusty, flaky, and often red. This condition is very common. Another name for it is granulated eyelids. It does not usually affect your eyesight. How does it occur? Causes of blepharitis include: bacteria, such as staphylococci, or other organisms dust, […]

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Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic Conjunctivitis What is allergic conjunctivitis? Allergic conjunctivitis is an allergic reaction on the surface of the eyes. It is a very common condition that occurs when your eyes come in contact with allergy-causing substances (allergens). Pollen, cat dander, and smoke are examples of allergens. How does it occur? The allergens may be in the […]

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Corneal Ulcer 
Conjunctivitis - 9.16
Conjunctivitis
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage - 9.16
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
Stye Chalazion - 9.16
Stye Chalazion 
Rosacea - 9.16
Rosacea
Eye Allergies - 9.16
Eye Allergies
Dry Eye - 9.16
Dry Eye
Excessive Tearing - 3.16
Excessive Tearing
Blepharitis - 9.16
Blepharitis
Photokeratitis - 9.16
Photokeratitis
Fuchs Dystrophy - 9.16
Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy 
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis - 3.16
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis