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 […]