Mark Jones Eyecare

Not such a poor little mite

Did you know there is a very tiny mite that can exist by living on your eyelids and lashes? This little fella is called Demodex folliculorum and he has a brother Demodex brevis. Demodex derives from Greek roots demos - fat and dex – worm. While Demodex folliculorum...

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Preservatives in eye drops can be irritating

Preservatives were popular in the 1950s as an addition to ophthalmic products to prevent bacterial contamination. Decades later, reports showed the damage the preservatives can cause to the cornea, the conjunctiva and tear film. Single dose units seemed to be the most...

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