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Drug Interactions with the Eye

Submitted by amandacarlson on Wed, 02/09/2022 - 19:01

Certain medications and drugs can cause side effects in the eyes. Interactions between drugs and the eyes, a sensitive organ, can range from merely an annoyance to serious conditions. It is important to be aware of the side effects to the eyes due to medications or drugs that you may be using. 


Submitted by andreasavu on Sun, 05/02/2021 - 20:16

Close your eyes and imagine a rainbow, what do you see? 


For some, a vivid image comes to mind, but for others, they see nothing. This is known as aphantasia, the inability to picture things. Approximately 1-3% of people live with this inability.

How Smoking Harms Your Eyes

Submitted by marcelochavez1 on Tue, 04/27/2021 - 10:41

Smoking harms every organ in your body including your eyes. It is less known that smoking causes eye problems and potential sight losing capabilities. One of the first ways smoking can affect you is through cataracts. Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye is clouded, this eventually could lead to blindness.

Visual Snow Syndrome

Submitted by marcelochavez1 on Tue, 03/23/2021 - 13:10

Visual Snow Syndrome is a neurological disorder of visual processing in the brain cortex. Those with this condition see many tiny flickering dots that fill the entire visual field as this affects both eyes. Victims of this condition find this annoying, but not disabling as the condition is like watching an old television set.


Submitted by marcelochavez1 on Wed, 02/17/2021 - 11:27

Nystagmus is a condition in which you cannot control your eye movements. Your eyes make uncontrolled, repetitive movements that lead to a decrease in depth perception and vision.