Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal

External Eye Diseases

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is usually an infection caused by a virus or bacteria; however, you should be aware that such inflammation can also develop in response to allergies, such as allergies to eye medications, as well as spring allergies. Infectious conjunctivitis (often referred to simply as ‘conjunctivitis’) appear in healthy people simply because they were infected, just like …

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Sty: an Infection of the Eyelids

A ‘sty’ is a small localized infection inside the eyelid that in many respects is similar to acne. A sty may, therefore, be quite bothersome, but is not dangerous. Unlike acne, a sty can appear at any age, as opposed to acne that usually presents during puberty. Another difference is that acne usually appears as …

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