Episcleritis is an inflammation of the area of the eye called the episcleral tissue. That's the area of the eye between the conjunctiva (the transparent tissue covering the eye) and the sclera (the white part of the eye). It has a red appearance similar to conjunctivitis (when the conjuctiva becomes inflamed), but unlike conjunctivitis there is no discharge when episcleritis develops. The cause of episcleritis is not quite clear, and it can occur even without an infection.
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How should I adjust my computer to help prevent eye fatigue?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredSet your computer lower on the table or use a portable computer so your eyes look down when you work. That way, the opening between the eyelids stays small, which reduces the risk of developing dry eyes.
You can also help relieve some irritation by changing your flicker rate on your computer to 70 or above.
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What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
An optometrist is a doctor of optometry (O.D.) and is licensed to practice optometry, not medicine. The practice of optometry traditionally involves examining the eye for the purpose of prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, screening vision to detect certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases. An ophthalmologist is an eye doctor -- either a medical or an osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to treating eye diseases and injuries and performing complex and delicate eye surgery. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems. An ophthalmologist is the only professional who can treat it all: eye diseases, injuries, and eye surgery.
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