Being diagnosed with any eye condition can be alarming, so if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with uveitis, you might be concerned. Uveitis can be a dangerous disease for the eyes, but with treatment from an optometrist, it's manageable. Read on to learn more about this disease, its effects, and what can be done to control it. What Uveitis Is Uveitis is a disease of the eye that's triggered by an autoimmune response in the body.
7 May 2017
Going to the eye doctor is something that not a lot of people do each year, but it is something that should be done annually. You make sure that you visit a doctor or a dentist once a year, and it is just as important to visit the eye doctor. The problem is that problems with the eyes can occur so slowly that you do not realize that they are happening until it is to late.
25 April 2017
Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is not an issue in Canada, but if you plan to travel internationally, you may be putting yourself at risk of contracting the disease. Here are five things you need to know about this sight-threatening eye disease. What causes onchocerciasis? Onchocerciasis is caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a type of parasite. These parasites are carried by Simulium blackflies, a type of blackfly that lives near fast-flowing water sources in some areas.
10 December 2015
So, it's time for you to go to the eye doctor. You have all of your paperwork in order, you're mentally prepared to have your eyes examined, you're fully clothed, but – what sort of eye doctor should you see? You've noticed that there are three types of professionals who deal with eyes: ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician. What are the differences between the three? Which ones specializes in what? Do I need to see one, a combination of two, or all three?
18 August 2015