Eye & Vision Health
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome: My Experience With This Eye Condition
Here is a patient's experience of pigment dispersion syndrome, which includes causes, treatment options, and day-to-day management tips for this unusual eye disorder.
My Experience With a Combined Vitrectomy and Cataract Surgery
This article is about my experience having combined cataract surgery and a vitrectomy after having lost sight in the central vision of my left eye.
My Review of Cyxus Blue Light Filtering Glasses (How I Reduce Digital Eye Strain)
This is my honest and unsponsored review of Cyxus blue light blocking glasses. It is also an honest account of how I use them to reduce digital eye strain at work and at home.
My Posterior Vitreous Detachment Symptoms
When I saw large black lines and squiggles in my vision, I thought it might have been retinal detachment. However, after getting a retinal scan, my ophthalmologist told me it was just vitreous detachment—a normal part of the aging process.
Guide to Going to the Optician and Buying Glasses in China
Going to the optician is a common task for a vast number of us. However, when living abroad such simplistic tasks pose a series of learning curves and challenges. Buying glasses in China is the same. Read on for my full guide to Chinese opticians!
My Story: What to Expect Before and After Cataract Surgery
Rest easier by knowing what to expect when cataract surgery looms in your future.
Caloric Test for Dizziness: My Experience and What to Expect
The caloric test examines inner ear function in patients who have balance problems or who suffer from dizziness. Knowing what to expect can ease anxiety about the procedure.
How My Doctor Cured My Glaucoma With Laser Iridotomy
I'll describe the procedure my ophthalmologist used to control eye pressure when I was diagnosed with glaucoma.
Wearing Contact Lenses for the First Time: What You Can Expect
This article explores my own experience with contact lenses—both the good and the bad.
Patient Review of Crystalens AO: Results of an Intraocular Lens Implant
A review of the postoperative results of a Crystalens AO implant. Observations, improvements, and problems from a patient's viewpoint.
Losing My Eyesight to MacTel—Juxtafoveal Macular Telangiectasia
I am losing my eyesight to a disease called MacTel, or Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Macular Telangiectasia. The doctor told me there was no treatment, but I found out that laser treatments or cryotherapy injections can be done.
Why Did My Eye Turn Red? Subconjuctival Hemorrhage
What causes your eye to suddenly turn so red it looks like a bloody eye? How long does it take to heal? This article is based on my experience with subconjunctival hemorrhage. Read on for everything you need to know about this condition.
My Experience With Blepharospasm and Uncontrollable Eye Blinking
Movement disorders, collectively known as dystonias, can render sufferers unable to function without treatment. The good news is that therapeutic botox, not cosmetic botox, can give them back their lives.
Seeing Specks, Spots, Dots, Lines? Insights From Someone With "Eye Floaters"
Eye floaters are those annoying dots, dashes, and specks in the eye that only the affected person can see. This article explores what causes them.
Seeing Flashes and Floaters in Your Eyes? See What I Learned
Have you ever seen floaters or flashes in your eyes? Here's what happens and why.
How I Endured Face-Down Recovery After a Vitrectomy
Face-down positioning after a vitrectomy can be a boring yet stressful time. Here are a few things I did to make the experience easier for me.
My Experience With Cataract Eye Surgery and Recovery
Do you need cataract surgery? Feeling nervous? hope others can be reassured by my experience with cataract surgery and post-operative recovery. It is not as scary a procedure as you may think. Read on for my full first-person perspective.