The so-called black eye is caused by bleeding beneath the skin around the eye. Sometimes a black eye indicates a more extensive injury, even a skull fracture, particularly if the area around both eyes is bruised or if there has been head trauma.Apply ice or a cold pack to the area around the eye for 10 to 15 minutes. Take care not to press on the eye itself. Apply cold as soon as possible after the injury to reduce swelling.Be sure there's no blood in the white and colored parts of the eye.... read more
Foreign objects can cause redness and irritation. Some injuries like tearing of the cornea, chemical burn and eyeball injury needs immediate medical attention.Do not rub the eyes. This may cause further damage.Try to pick out the particle if it can be seen by the corner of a handkerchief or tissue.Irrigate the eye with running water. Consult an eye specialist if the injury is in the cornea.... read more
Data in 2004 alone point about 37 million blind people in the world, most of them living in the poorest of countries. Over two-thirds of these cases, particularly those related to aging and Vitamin A deficiency, are actually preventable and treatable.
Prevention is still key and people should be made aware of the early warning signs of loss of sight. Education can substantially mitigate the need for rehabilitation and long term eye care.
To this end, Standard Chartered Bank, on an international scale, has adopted the cause of treating and tackling preventable blindness. The program, launched by (SCB) in 2003 and known... read more
Aging is a natural process that we all have to go through. As we grow old, our body's normal cell regeneration process slows down. Our senses are most affected by these changes, and the sense of sight is one of the most vulnerable.
"People usually experience symptoms of age-related eye disorders around the age of 40. That's why we encourage an annual eye examination to detect age-related eye disorders early before they cause irreparable damage," says Dr. Robert Uy, Cataract and Retina-Vitreous Surgeon of the University of Sto. Tomas Hospital.
Age-related eye disorders include cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).