February 2018


Pellucid marginal degeneration

Pellucid marginal degeneration

Pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD) is a degenerative condition wherein the cornea gradually changes shape. Over time, PMD usually leads to a thinning (or ectasia) of the cornea. Patients with PMD will notice […]

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Radial Keratotomy (RK)

Radial Keratotomy (RK)

Radial Keratotomy (RK) Radial Keratotomy (often abbreviated RK) is a type of refractive surgery meant to correct myopia or nearsightedness. Developed in the 1970s, RK was the very first refractive surgical […]

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or SJS is a rare but severe adverse skin reaction that typically emerges in response to medication. SJS is classified as an Adverse Drug Reaction or ADR. It is […]

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Contact Lens Health Week

August 22–26, 2016, marks the third annual Contact Lens Health Week. In collaboration with partners from clinical, public health, industry, and regulatory sectors, CDC is promoting healthy contact lens wear […]

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May is Healthy Vision Month

When it comes to our health, most of us visit a doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always […]

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