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Eye Conditions & Diseases

Allergies

An allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a substance that causes sensitivity. In the eyes, an allergic response may manifest itself through red, swollen, irritated and watery eyes. On this site you can receive advice on how to deal with these symptoms.

Astigmatism

An irregular curvature of the cornea. It can distort your vision if the curve is extreme. This can be corrected through glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.

Blepharitis

A chronic condition usually caused by bacteria that results in crusting of the eyes, redness, burning and itching.

CMV Retinitis

Cytomegalovirus usually affects HIV patients. CMV Retinitis can cause blurred vision and even complete loss of vision.

Color Blindness

Color blindness occurs when specific cells in the retina do not function properly or are absent completely.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

The eye becomes extremely red due to a substance irritating the conjunctiva, a thin tissue that lines the outside of the idea. There are several caused of pink eye. Some symptoms to look for in addition to redness are crusting around the eye, excessive tearing, itchy eyes, burning sensation and others.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can slowly degrade the retina causing vision problems and possible blindness. Diabetics should monitor their eyes closely because of this possible complication.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes can lead to infection and vision issues. There are several things you can do to help with this condition including not smoking, drinking plenty of water, using eye drops and more. If you can discern certain habits that may increase your eye dryness, you will have better success in treating it.

Eye Safety

Eye safety goes beyond wearing glasses in the sunlight. There are many things we can do to protect this valuable asset. Learn more about them here.

Floaters and Spots

These are tiny spots that float across the field of vision due to changes in the vitreous fluid in the eye. Floaters and spots can be harmless, but it could also be a sign of a detached retina.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Someone who is farsighted usually sees far away objects more clearly than those up close. It is possible for those with hyperopia to have blurry vision at all distances.

Keratoconus

This condition can happen when the rounded cornea bulges out into a cone shape.

Macular Degeneration

Another name for age-related macular degeneration, the number one cause of blindness (see above). This disease is caused by damage to the macula, a part of the retina.

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Individuals who are nearsighted cannot see objects far away very clearly, but vision of nearby objects is fine.

Ocular Hypertension

High levels of pressure in the eye can lead to damaging the optic nerve and glaucoma. Ocular hypertension can be detected by an eye exam.

Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)

If your eyes are overly sensitive to light, it could be a symptom of a more serious eye problem. An eye doctor can help you find out the cause of your photophobia.

Presbyopia

The literal meaning of this word in Greek is "elder eye." It simply refers to a difficulty of seeing objects up close and occurs in those age 40 and older.

Ptosis

Drooping of the upper eyelid which can interfere with your field of sight.

Retinoblastoma

Cancer of the eyes which causes blindness.

Retinal Detachment

Floaters and spots can be symptoms of this condition when two layers of the retina membrane separate from each other.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

A genetic eye disease that gradually breaks down the retina and leads to blindness. Currently, new products are being developed to treat this problem.

Strabismus

Misalignment of the eyes. There are ways to make living with strabismus easier.

Styes

A stye is a fluid-filled, pimple-like bump that can develop on the rim of the eyelids. You can remedy this uncomfortable condition with home treatment.

Uveitis

If you have uveitis you may experience sensitivity to light and see floaters and spots. There are different forms of uveitis and various ways to treat it.

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