Eye Health

Look no further for topics on eye care and tips for healthy vision. Our doctors will provide guidance on eye diseases, and eye tests and treatments, and the importance of routine check ups.

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Dry Eye: Common Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Tears lubricate the eyes and wash away particles and foreign objects. A healthy tear film on the eye is necessary for good vision. Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when the natural tear film that covers the surface of the eye is insufficient. UPMC Eye Center ophthalmologists Andrew… Read more »

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Cosmetic Eye Surgery

Cosmetic eye surgery, also known as oculoplastic surgery, is plastic and reconstructive surgery involving the soft tissue and bones surrounding the eyes, eyelids, tear ducts, and eye sockets. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery, in 2012 more than 150,000 eyelid procedures alone were performed. And while cosmetic eye… Read more »

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What is Ocular Myokymia (Eye Twitching)?

Ocular myokymia, more commonly known as eye twitching, can be either twitching of the eyelids or the twitching of the eye. Jen Will, MD, an ophthalmologist at UPMC Eye Center, further explains the causes and treatments of eye twitching. What are the Causes of Eye Twitching? For the most part, the… Read more »

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What is Astigmatism?

A refractive error is when the shape of your eye prevents light rays from properly coming together on the retina and cause images to blur. Astigmatisms are one type of refractive error and the one of the most common reason why a person goes to see an eye doctor. Cholappadi… Read more »

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