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FAQ – Eye Conditions & Diseases

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive and video answers for each. Toggle each question open and closed by clicking the + and – symbols. If you have a question for us, submit it using the form at the bottom of the page.
Learn about the coronavirus, how it is spread and how it could affect the eye.

© 2020 Doctor Eye Health
© 2015 National Eye Institute, NIH
Dr. Aaron Petersen was on ABC15's The List to discuss the importance of an annual eye exam. Even if you have good vision, an eye exam can detect underlining medical issues you may not be aware of.

© 2015 SouthwesternEye
Why is my eye twitching? In this video I review 7 remedies for the twitching eyelid.

© 2019 Doctor Eye Health
Dr. Richie discusses a change in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes.

© 2015 Richie Eye Clinic
People with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes.

© 2013 AHJEyeNVision
Shannon Wong explains what to expect during and after cataract and lens replacement surgery.

© 2018 Shannon Wong, MD
Are there any technologies that can allow the blind to see again?

© 2015 Seeker
Research, has shown that the eye, can provide clues, associated with symptoms of many diseases. Here is a short list, of five diseases, that can be detected by examining the eye.

© 2019 Contact Lens King
Review of 5 medical conditions that cause double vision.

© 2019 Dr. Eye Health
© 2017 Mount Sinai Health System
Eye floaters are more common as you get older and if you’re nearsighted. The biggest concern, they can cause retinal tears.

© 2019 Mayo Clinic
Ever see eye floaters or see spots in your vision? Find out what causes these cobweb like spots and the symptoms of a retinal detachment in this video.

© 2018 Dr. Eye Health
This video looks at the causes of cataract, a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.

© 2012 National Eye Institute
Looking for migraine glasses that help with photophobia or light sensitivity? Check out these rose colored glasses from Axon Optics.

© 2019 Doctor Eye Health
Macular degeneration is the most common cause of age-related vision loss. Here's a look at what happens in your eye when it occurs.

© 2019 WebMD
We answer your frequently asked questions about eye drops for dry eyes.

© 2019 The Dry Eye Show with Drs. Jenna & Travis Zigler
Scientist Karl Wahlin is hoping to use the tiny retinas he's developed from stem cells to find a cure for blindness. Wahlin has teamed up with UC San Diego Stem Cell Program Director Alysson Muotri, who is using a similar technique to study the brain. Together, they hope to understand how the brain and the eye influence one another's development.

© 2019 University of California Television (UCTV)
Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet radiation all present potential health hazards to our eyes, says Sheila West, Ph.D., vice chair for research at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University.

© 2015 National Eye Institute, NIH
These eye health tips will aid you if you ever have a scratched cornea, chemical spill or a foreign body in the eye.

© 2020 Doctor Eye Health
Dr. Gareth Lema shares information on COVID-19 and eye health.

© 2020 Mount Sinai Health System
While many are at risk for the eye disease, it's probably at least four to eight times more likely to develop in African Americans.

© 2020 WKRC Local 12
Glaucoma can lead to blindness, but it doesn’t have to. Early diagnosis may help to save your sight. On The Doctors, Pfizer‘s Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. takes a trip to the eye doctor for a glaucoma test.

© 2015 Pfizer
What are the treatments for open angle glaucoma? In this video I review the different eye drops for glaucoma and glaucoma surgery.

© 2019 Dr. Eye Health
Learn about how lifestyle choices may impact glaucoma care.

© 2016 GRFvideo
New Treatments for Macular Degeneration with Palm Desert's Michael Samuel, MD

© 2017 The Wellness Hour
Using a neuromodulator (Botox), Dr. Derm helps calm the muscle down, removing the twitch.

© 2018 Dr. David Myers
Dr. James McDonnel and his patient talk about the physical and emotional difficulties of strabismus.

© 2012 Loyola Medicine
As many as one in five people may have some normal variation between the sizes of their pupils without any other complications.

© 2014 EyeSmart — American Academy of Ophthalmology

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