Eyes Health Topics

Featured Tests and Procedures
If you have a cataract, surgery may be recommended to remove it. This eMedTV resource explains how this type of surgery is used to treat cataracts and discusses what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
Eye exam recommendations provide guidelines on how often exams should take place. This part of the eMedTV library includes a chart that offers general recommendations (based on age and symptoms) on how often you should see your eye care professional.
LASIK is a laser eye surgery that can permanently reshape the cornea of your eye to correct your vision. This eMedTV page discusses various eye conditions that the surgery can fix and offers details on the expected results and possible complications.
A vitrectomy is a medical procedure where blood is removed from the center of the eye. This page on the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this procedure and explains why it is often used to treat proliferative retinopathy.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
Blepharitis is a common eye condition often caused by scalp dandruff or bacterial infection. This eMedTV article explains that it is characterized by inflammation of the eyelid and also discusses treatment, how it is diagnosed, and the prognosis.
Cataracts are diagnosed when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at cataracts, including information about various types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for the condition.
When the retina becomes pulled or lifted from its usual place in the eye, it is called a detached retina. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for this serious medical condition.
A macular hole is a tear in the macula (the part of the retina that facilitates sharp, central vision). As this eMedTV page explains, the condition is often related to aging. This page takes an in-depth look at symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
A macular pucker (scar tissue on the retina) often results in blurred vision. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at what this condition is, how it differs from other eye conditions, and how to recognize possible symptoms.
Featured Medications
Alcaftadine is a prescription eye drop used to treat itching caused by eye allergies. This eMedTV Web article offers an in-depth look at this medicine, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
Alphagan P is a prescription eye drop used to reduce eye pressure in people with certain eye conditions. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works, describes possible uses, offers general dosing guidelines, and lists some potential side effects.
Betoptic is a prescription eye drop used to lower eye pressure in people with certain eye conditions. This eMedTV Web page discusses this drug in more detail, explains how it works, and offers helpful dosing information on the product.
Bimatoprost is an eye drop used to lower eye pressure in people with certain eye conditions. This eMedTV Web page further discusses what bimatoprost is used for, explains how to use the eye drop, and lists potential side effects of the medicine.
Brimonidine is a prescribed eye drop licensed to treat ocular hypertension and glaucoma. This eMedTV Web selection offers a complete overview of this medication, including how this drug works, safety concerns, potential side effects, and more.
Brimonidine/timolol is an eye drop used to lower pressure in the eye. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides an overview of this product, with information on possible side effects, when and how to take your dosage, and more.
Brinzolamide is a prescription drug approved to treat certain eye conditions, such as open-angle glaucoma. This eMedTV page explains how the eye drop works, describes possible side effects, and lists several safety precautions to be aware of.
Bromday is a medicine prescribed to minimize eye pain and inflammation caused by cataract surgery. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this medicine, including details on how it works, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Ciloxan is a medicine prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections of the eye. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of this eye medicine, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing tips.
If you have high eye pressure, your healthcare provider may prescribe dorzolamide eye drops. This eMedTV page offers more details on how this product works to lower eye pressure and gives a general overview of side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Dorzolamide/timolol is commonly prescribed for the treatment of glaucoma and intraocular hypertension. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed look at this prescription medicine, with information on dosing, side effects, safety concerns, and more.
The prescription eye drop Iquix is used to treat corneal ulcers, which are a type of eye infection. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at this medication, with information on when and how to use it, side effects, dosing, and more.
Ketotifen is an over-the-counter eye drop approved to relieve eye itching due to eye allergies. This eMedTV resource describes how the medication works, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with this product.
Latanoprost is an eye drop approved to reduce eye pressure in people with glaucoma or high eye pressure. This eMedTV segment describes how this medicine works, explains when and how to use it, and lists possible side effects to be aware of.
Levobunolol is a prescription eye drop approved to treat high eye pressure or chronic open angle glaucoma. This eMedTV resource describes how the medication works, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with this product.
Levofloxacin ophthalmic solution is prescribed to treat corneal ulcers and certain bacterial eye infections. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this eye drop, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety warnings, and more.
Lotemax is a medication prescribed for treating various inflammatory eye conditions. This eMedTV Web resource takes an in-depth look at this prescription eye medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, and general dosing guidelines.
Lutein is a type of naturally occurring pigment that may help treat or prevent eye disorders. This eMedTV Web resource discusses the claimed benefits of lutein supplements, explains how they may work, and explores their safety and effectiveness.
Maxidex is an eye drop prescribed to treat swelling of the eyes and eyelids due to certain eye conditions. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this medicine, including details on how it works, potential side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Metipranolol is a prescription eye drop used to lower eye pressure in people with certain eye conditions. This eMedTV resource covers metipranolol uses in more detail, explains how the drug works, and offers dosing information for the product.
Mitomycin ophthalmic is a prescription medicine used during glaucoma surgery. This eMedTV Web selection offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing details on how it is applied, possible side effects, general safety precautions, and more.
Available as an eye drop, Moxeza is prescribed to treat bacterial conjunctivitis ("pink eye"). This page of the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at this antibiotic, with details on how it works, side effects, how to apply it, safety concerns, and more.
Ocufen is a medicine prescribed for use before surgery to help keep the pupils from dilating. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this eye medicine, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing instructions.
As a prescription eye drop, Ocuflox helps treat bacterial infections of the eye, such as pink eye. This eMedTV article describes this drug in more detail, taking a look at how it works, its dosing information, and possible side effects that may occur.
Ocupress is a prescription eye drop used to treat open angle glaucoma and high eye pressure. This eMedTV segment explores how Ocupress works, describes how to use the eye drop, and explains what side effects may occur with this medication.
Ozurdex is injected directly into the eye to treat macular edema and uveitis. This part of the eMedTV site talks about this prescription drug in detail, giving an overview of how it works, how it is administered, possible side effects, and more.
Pegaptanib is a drug that is used for treating an eye condition called age-related wet macular degeneration. This eMedTV resource discusses the effects of the medicine, describes how it works, and explains what you should know before using it.
Prolensa is a medicine prescribed for use before cataract surgery to reduce pain and inflammation. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of this eye medicine, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing instructions.
Ranibizumab is a drug prescribed to treat macular edema and age-related wet macular degeneration. This eMedTV segment describes how the medication works, explains when and how it is administered, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Restasis is a medicine prescribed to increase tear production in people with chronic dry eyes. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of this eye drop, including details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing tips for using this medicine.
Tafluprost ophthalmic solution is prescribed to help lower eye pressure caused by various eye conditions. This eMedTV page explains how to use the eye drops, describes how the medicine works, lists potential side effects, and offers links to more details.
Timolol is a prescribed drug licensed to treat several conditions, such as high blood pressure and glaucoma. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the medication, including what the various forms are used for, possible side effects, and more.
Tobradex is a prescription eye drop and ointment licensed to treat eye inflammations and infections. This eMedTV Web resource explains how this medication works, describes possible side effects, and covers some general dosing guidelines.
For people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, travoprost can be used to reduce eye pressure. This eMedTV page describes in detail the effects of the medication, explains how it works, and offers general dosing information.
People with ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma may benefit from unoprostone ophthalmic solution. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this eye drop, including how it works, when it is prescribed, and possible side effects.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for a healthy immune system and good vision. This eMedTV resource explores other benefits of this vitamin, lists some of its potential side effects, and explains when supplementation is necessary.
Voltaren Ophthalmic is a prescription eye drop licensed to treat symptoms caused by specific eye surgeries. This eMedTV resource explains how the eye drops work, describes possible side effects, and covers some general dosing guidelines.
Available as an eye drop, Zymar is used to treat conjunctivitis ("pink eye"). This part of the eMedTV site takes an in-depth look at this antibiotic, with details on how it works, side effects, how to apply it, safety concerns, and more.
The prescription eye drop Zymaxid is approved to treat conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at this drug, with information on possible side effects, clinical effects, dosing, and more.
Featured Symptoms
The information presented in this eMedTV article includes suggestions for dry eye relief in both mild and severe cases. Suggestions range from avoiding sources of irritation to artificial tears and eye ointment to surgery.
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