Articles for tag: Cornea

What is a Pterygium and How is it Treated?

Often people who work outdoors will look into the mirror to find a small area on their eye, towards their nose, that looks like a thick, often yellow tinted, area of tissue. Most of the time this is a begin area of growth called pterygium, but what exactly is a pterygium? What is a pterygium? ...

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First Aid for a Cut in the Eye

A cut in the eye, medically known as a corneal abrasion, is among the most common eye injuries that people get. The cornea, which is the clear coating on the front of the eye to protect the iris and vision, can be damaged due to dust in the eye, floating particles, or even a paper ...

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Ocular Herpes (Herpes of the Eye)

Ocular herpes, or herpes of the eye, is caused by the Type 1 herpes virus (the same one that causes cold sores) and afflicts nearly 40,000 new cases each year. Approximately 500,000 Americans have ocular herpes, and it is contracted by coming in contact with someone with an active Type 1 herpes infection (cold sore, ...

Entropion in Dogs

Entropion is a common eye condition in which the lower eyelid edges of one or both eyes roll inward. The abnormal position of the eyelid causes the eyelashes to rub against the eyeball, leading to chronic irritation and damage to the cornea. In some cases, the upper eyelid will also be involved. While it can ...

Diseases of the Cornea

The cornea is an important part of the eye and integral to our vision. Like any other body part, it is susceptible to disease. Find out what diseases can affect the cornea and how to treat them. The cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye. It helps to protect the eye from dirt ...