Investigación y Publicaciones

The Link Between Pterygia and Melanoma

Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure Heightens The Risk Of Pterygia And Skin Melanomas

 

Who doesn’t love the sun and surf? The answer is probably nobody. And who loves surfer’s eye? The answer is also probably nobody. And if we’re asking who loves skin cancer, the answer is definitely nobody.

Surfer’s eye, also known as a pterygium, is a fleshy overgrowth of tissue from the membrane over the whites of the eye (the conjunctiva) to the cornea (the transparent dome at the front of the eye). Although a pterygium itself is considered benign, researchers in the Australian state of Western Australia have noted an association between the presence of pterygia and cutaneous (skin) melanoma.
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¿Se pueden prevenir las cataratas?

La mención de cataratas puede causar un poco de palpitación cardíaca en algunas personas, particularmente en las personas mayores que tienen familiares que supuestamente quedaron ciegos por la condición. Sin embargo, las cataratas son tan esperadas como las arrugas y los pelos blancos: son una parte normal del envejecimiento. Más de 24 millones de estadounidenses mayores de 40 años tienen algún grado de catarata; En el estado de California, más del 16% de la población tiene una catarata en uno o ambos ojos, lo que significa que más de 6 millones de californianos están caminando con una catarata, probablemente además de algunas arrugas y pelos blancos.
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Pterygium Removal Surgery Results Using the Femtosecond Laser

Pterygia (singular pterygium) are triangular, wing-shaped overgrowths of fibrovascular tissue on the front surface of the eye, extending from the conjunctiva on the whites of the eye over the transparent tissue of the cornea. Though pterygia are harmless and benign, they can cause some issues such as inducing astigmatism and decreased visual acuity, discomfort from recurrent inflammation, and cosmetic problems (who wants to have a wing growing across their eye?). While many patients are content to put up with a little pterygium, current treatment options for bothersome pterygia are centered mainly around surgical techniques.
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¿Sabía que puede contraer herpes en el ojo?

Aquí hay un diagnóstico diferencial inesperado por desagradable que parezca, para cualquiera que haya tenido herpes en el ojo rosado. Al menos puede decirles a todos que la cepa de la enfermedad ocular herpética es típicamente tipo I, que es la misma cepa que causa herpes labial, en lugar de la cepa de tipo II del herpes allí abajo.
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Can Cataracts Be Prevented?

The mention of cataracts can cause a bit of a heart palpitation for some people, particularly older ones who have family members who supposedly went blind from the condition. However, cataracts are as expected as wrinkles and white hairs – they are a normal part of aging. Over 24 million Americans aged over 40 have some degree of cataract; in the state of California over 16% of the population have a cataract in one or both eyes, which means more than 6 million Californians are walking around with a cataract, probably in addition to a few wrinkles and white hairs.
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The Difference Between Headaches and Migraines

Are headaches the same as migraines? Can a migraine cause a vision problem? Can a vision problem cause a migraine? Are headaches a symptom of an eye disease? So many questions!

The distinction between a headache and a migraine can be a little murky. Headache is an umbrella term referring to a number of disorders involving pain in the head, face, or upper neck area. A migraine is a painful primary headache disorder.
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Did You Know You Can Get Herpes in the Eye?

Here’s an unexpected differential diagnosis for anyone who’s ever had pink eye – eye herpes. As nasty as that sounds, at least you can tell everyone the strain of herpetic eye disease is typically type I, which is the same strain that causes cold sores, rather than the type II strain of the herpes down there.
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Research & Publications

The Link Between Pterygia and Melanoma

  Who doesn’t love the sun and surf? The answer is probably nobody. And who loves surfer’s eye? The answer is also …

¿Se pueden prevenir las cataratas?

La mención de cataratas puede causar un poco de palpitación cardíaca en algunas personas, particularmente en las personas …

La diferencia entre dolores de cabeza y migrañas

¿Los dolores de cabeza son lo mismo que las migrañas? ¿Puede una migraña causar un problema de visión? ¿Puede un problema …