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Corneal AbrasionA corneal abrasion is a painful scrape or scratch of the surface of the clear part of the eye. This clear tissue of the eye is known as the cornea. Antibiotic and anesthetic eyedrops are typically used in treatment.
Dry Eye SyndromeDry eye syndrome is a disruption of the normal mix of tear layers that coats and lubricates the eye. The condition is most common in people over 40 years of age, and women tend to suffer it more than men. Causes may range from activities like excessive screen use to serious disorders of the glands and other medical causes. There is no known cure for this disorder, but it can be managed with eyedrops, humidifiers, and other medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.
Foreign Body, EyeA foreign body in the eye can range from nothing serious to a serious condition that requires immediate treatment. A foreign body in the eye may cause burning, irritation, tearing, and redness. Treatment depends on the extent of the eye injury.
Glaucoma OverviewGlaucoma can be caused by a number of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve, typically by elevating pressure inside the eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP) or ocular hypertension. Symptoms begin slowly and include vision loss and irregularities, eye pain, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Beta-blockers, Alpha-adrenergic agonists, and prostaglandin analogs are drugs used to treat glaucoma. Sometimes surgery is necessary, especially with congenital glaucoma. The disease is not curable but can be managed.
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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