Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia, also known as "lazy eye," is the lack of normal visual development in an eye, despite the eye being healthy.
 
Astigmatism
Astigmatism is one of the most common vision problems, but most people don't know what it is.
 
Blepharitis
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids, occurring particularly at the lid margins.
 
Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil.
 
CMV Retinitis
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a sight-threatening disease associated with late-stage AIDS.
 
Cornea Transplant
A cornea transplant, which replaces damaged tissue on the eye's clear surface, also is referred to as a corneal transplant, keratoplasty, penetrating keratoplasty (PK) or corneal graft.
 
Diabetic Retinopathy
If you have diabetes, you probably know that your body can't use or store sugar properly.
 
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome (DES or "dry eye") is the chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye.
 
Eye Allergies
Similar to processes that occur with other types of allergic responses, the eye may overreact to a substance perceived as harmful even though it may not be.
 
Floaters and Spots
Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous - the clear, jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye.
 
Glaucoma
Glaucoma refers to a category of eye disorders often associated with a dangerous buildup of internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP), which can damage the eye's optic nerve - the structure that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain.
 
Hyperopia
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a common vision problem affecting about 25% of the U.S. population.
 
Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape.
 
Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images.
 
Myopia
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a very common vision problem.
 
Ocular Hypertension
Ocular hypertension means the pressure in your eye, or your intraocular pressure (IOP), is higher than normal levels.
 
Pingueculae
Pingueculae (singular form = piguecula) are yellowish, slightly raised lesions that form on the surface tissue of the white part of your eye (sclera), close to the edge of the cornea.
 
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Technically, pink eye is the acute, contagious form of conjunctivitis - inflammation of the clear mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and overlies the white front surface of the eye, or sclera.
 
Presbyopia
Sometime after age 40, people begin to experience blurred near vision when performing tasks such as reading, sewing or working at a computer.
 
Ptosis
Ptosis (pronounced "toe-sis") refers to the drooping of an eyelid. It affects only the upper eyelid of one or both eyes.
 
Retinal Detachment
A retinal detachment is a serious and sight-threatening event, occurring when the retina - the light-sensitive inner lining of the back of the eye - becomes separated from its underlying supportive tissue.
 
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare, inherited eye disease in which the light-sensitive retina slowly and progressively degenerates.
 
Stye
A stye (or hordeolum) develops when an eyelid gland at the base of an eyelash becomes infected.
 
Uveitis
Uveitis is inflammation of the eye's uvea, an area that consists of the iris, the ciliary body and the choroid.
 

 

 

 

 

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