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Understanding the Thyroid and Tips for Improving Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits just below the voice box. The thyroid’s responsibility is to extract iodine from the foods we eat and convert it to thyroid hormones. It does this by combining iodine and the amino...

What Is Uveitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

What is uveitis? A form of eye inflammation, uveitis is a condition that affects the middle layer of tissue in the eyewall. Occurring in one or both eyes, uveitis can spread to other parts of the eye, including the cornea,...

What Causes Cataracts: Signs, Treatment and Surgery

Most of us have heard of cataracts, but we might not realize the severity of this condition. Causing a clouding of the lens, cataracts are common in older adults. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, by age...

8 Causes of Ptosis and What You Can Do About It

When one or both of your eyelids droop, it is known as ptosis. This condition is not a disease itself but is actually a sign of another issue that needs to be identified by a medical professional. It is commonly...

Macular Degeneration: Get the Facts

A serious, incurable eye disease, macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting 10 million Americans. Unfortunately, many people know little about this condition, including the signs and symptoms. Resulting from a deterioration of...

What Is Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

A term referring to a group of eye conditions that affect the optic nerve, glaucoma is one of the top causes of blindness in the U.S. The disease impacts 2.7 million Americans and can strike anyone, regardless of age. It’s...

10 Facts You Need to Know About Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a very common vision issue but is often misunderstood. Many of us fall somewhere on the astigmatism spectrum, but we may not recognize a problem at first. It is not an eye disease or an indicator of a...