Posts Tagged ‘ bacteria ’

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

As cold and flu season steadily ramps up, we expect to see an increase in “pink eye” visits. Pink eye is a loose term that describes irritation, redness, and inflammation of the conjunctiva-what we call conjunctivitis. There are several varieties of conjunctivitis. For colder months, bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are common. Bacterial conjunctivitis tends to occur… Read More »


What is a stye?

Have you ever had a red, tender bump on your eyelid? Did it seem to have a white top, or look like a pimple? If so, you may have had a stye. Also known as a hordeolum, a stye occurs when oil glands along our eyelids get clogged, then become infected. Usually staphylococcus bacteria are to blame. The… Read More »


Costume contact lenses

As Halloween is fast approaching, some folks are busy putting together their costumes. While most people may put a wig on or find a new themed outfit, others look for additional measures for altering their appearance. Non-prescription contact lenses come in a variety of colors and patterns to enhance a costume. While going the extra mile for ones’ costume… Read More »


Blepharitis

Blepharitis is the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil from glands in our skin. These dandruff-like accumulations causing itching, burning sensations, and red eyes for many patients. These symptoms can sometimes mimic pinkeye.  With blepharitis, bacteria can more easily thrive on the surface of the eyelid. By-products of bacteria further increase irritation. Increased bacterial presence make patients… Read More »


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