Eye Health / Blindness

What can cause a sore eyelid?

There are many possible causes of sore eyelids, including infections, injuries, and problems with contact lenses. Most issues will subside on their own, but some may require eye drops or another form of treatment. The eye is a delicate area, so it is important to monitor symptoms closely. If eye symptoms worsen or do not […]

Eye Health / Blindness

What causes a red spot on the eye?

A red spot on the eye may look worrying, but it is rarely a medical emergency. Usually, a red spot on the eye occurs when blood collects under the conjunctiva due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. The conjunctiva contains tiny blood vessels that […]

Eye Health / Blindness Lupus

What is optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, a bundle of nerve fibers that relays visual information from the eye to the brain. The optic nerve is coated with a fatty substance called myelin, which helps electrical impulses travel quickly from the eye to the brain where they are converted into visual information. When […]