Pregnancy and Your Eyes

By Peter A. Karth M.D., M.B.A. Congratulations—You or one of your loved ones is expecting! Typically, changes in a mother’s body take steps center stage, but pregnancy affects the entire body, sometimes in ways that aren’t expected. Not only does that baby bump start to grow, but intrinsic steroids increase along with blood pressure blood… Read more »

Different Types of Uveitis

By Robert M. Beardsley, M.D. In my previous article, I discussed the basis of uveitis and how important the part of the eye affected can be in making an accurate diagnosis. Anterior uveitis Anterior uveitis is the most common form of uveitis. Most of the time, people have red, painful eyes (one or both), are… Read more »

Not Every Red Eye is Pink Eye

By Robert M. Beardsley, M.D. Inflammation involving your eyes can take many forms. Your eyes can be pink, watery and itchy from allergies (IgE response); painful, goopy and red from conjunctivitis (infectious causes); and scratchy and red from foreign substances getting in the eyes, such as sawdust or metal. There is also a cause that… Read more »