• The cornea is your eye’s clear, protective outer layer and serves as a barrier against dirt, germs, and other things that can cause damage. As light enters your eye, it gets refracted, or bent, by the curved edge of your cornea. This helps determine how well your eye can focus on objects close-up and far away.  The three major corneal layers are: Outer layer of the cornea or epithelial[...]

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    Makeup Causing Eye Damage

    It is important to understand beauty and makeup habits that can seriously damage your eyes and then take measures to minimize those risks. Apply liner outside the lashes ONLY.  Coloring inside can bring bacteria into your eye and clog the oil secreting glands that protect your cornea. Sharing making up with friends - cross-infection is the result.  To avoid this, do not use old makeup [...]

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    The eye doctors at Wohl Optics are specifically trained to diagnose the following diseases of the eye as well as treat eye infections, corneal abrasions, perform foreign body removal and treat ocular emergencies. Accommodation: Accommodation is the ability to adjust the focus of the eyes as the distance between the individual and the object changes. Children frequently use this vision skill in the[...]

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    Learn more about identified adverse reactions of drugs with manifestations in your eyes. Chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, also rarely used for arthritis, can cause degeneration of your optic nerve. Heart medication - There is an association between Amodarone and optic neuritis or optic neuropathy. Patients taking this medication should have regular ophthalmic examinations. Nalidixic acid is [...]

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    There are many interactions of drugs with your eyes and vision. We do not intend to give you all possible ocular side effects from different medications. Instead, we will share common ocular side effects, or those which deserve special mention. Just because a drug is not listed does not mean that it does not have any possible ocular side effects. Antidepressants prescribed for depression, such as[...]

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    Fun Eye Facts

    EYE FACT - The human eye can amazingly distinguish about 10 million colors. EYE FACT - If the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 Mega pixels. EYE FACT - It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. EYE FACT - Night vision goggles are green because the human eye can differentiate more shades of green than any other color. EYE FACT - About 2% of women have a rare genetic mutation [...]

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    Eye Function and Parts Explained

    Your eye is one of the most complex parts of your body. The parts of your eye allow your body to take in light and perceive objects around you in the proper color, detail and depth. This allows you to make more informed decisions about your environment. If a portion of your eye becomes damaged, you may not be able to see effectively, or you can lose your vision all together. What are the parts of [...]

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    Drugs containing Benzalkonium chloride, found in some eye and ear drops, sanitizers, and many other consumer products. Drugs containing Thimerosol which is a mercury-containing organic compound widely used in its preservative, anti-fungal, and antiseptic capacity in many consumer products. Amphotericin B, an antibiotic. Anti-ulcer medications, such as Cimetidine. Aspirin may exaggerate bleeding [...]

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    Your retina is a layer of light-sensitive tissue which lines the inside of your eye. The layers of the retina are composed of nerve cells just like your brain. Birth control pills can lead to many eye problems, including retinal vascular problems. Chloroquine, an anti-malaria and arthritis medication, may lead to retinal detachment, reduced color vision, blind spots, and blurred central vision. [...]

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    20-20 Vision - Normal visual acuity. Upper number is the standard distance (20 feet) between an eye being tested and the eye chart; lower number indicates that a tested eye can see the same small standard-sized letters or symbols as a normal eye at 20 feet. Amblyopia or "lazy eye" - Condition of decreased vision in one or both eyes without detectable anatomic damage in the eye or visual pathways.[...]

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