Topical medications are often prescribed to alleviate inflammation from an eye injury.
Conjunctivitis, or inflammation of the conjunctiva, is commonly referred to as “pink eye” or “red eye.”
Corneal grafting is indicated when corneal damage due to disease or traumatic injury causes vision loss.
Many commonly prescribed medications, such as PDE-5 inhibitors, have been reported to cause this ocular condition.
Treatment for dry eye depends on the severity of the condition and its cause.
Only patients with intermediate or advanced disease in one eye will benefit from the AREDS supplement formula.
A host of items are available to safely treat conditions such as dry eye, redness, and allergic conjunctivitis.
The National Eye Institute reports that vision loss from eye diseases continues to increase as the population ages.
Endophthalmitis, or inflammation of the eyeball interior, is a rare but
severe intraocular disorder that often results from infectious
inoculation of the vitreous body (jellylike area behind the lens).
Regular ophthalmic screenings help reduce the risk of this progressive eye disease.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the developed world.
Worldwide, the leading cause of blindness is cataract.
This procedure is designed to treat nearsightedness (myopia),
farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
During this procedure, the stroma of the cornea is treated with an
excimer laser in order to correct vision.
Pharmacists should be prepared to distinguish when to recommend
nonprescription therapies and when a referral may be necessary.
Many systemic diseases often have an ocular component that manifests secondarily.
With many types of lenses and solutions available, it is critical to
prevent infection and ensure safe lens wear.
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a frequent cause of patient
visits to pharmacies for OTC treatment.
Visual impairment is among the top 10 disabilities in people older than 70 years.
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve, the nerve bundle that brings images from the retina of the eye to the brain.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.