Eye Diseases & Conditions
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Lazy Eye or Amblyopia is a very common condition. Usually present early in childhood, lazy eye can be corrected if caught early. Learn what you can do to correct this eye condition before it becomes severe.
Astigmatism occurs because the cornea is shaped more like a football than a baseball. This different curvature causes 2 images to appear on the retina and causes blurry vision for any distance. Read on to learn more.
Blepharitis is a very common eye disorder that involves the inflammation of the eyelashes and eyelid edges. There are two types of Blepharitis, find out if you or someone you know is suffering from this non-contagious condition.
A clouding of the lens that increases with age and other factors but with treatments widely available.
Color Blindness, or Color Vision Deficiency, is an eye condition where a person is not able to distinguish certain colors or shades of colors to some degree.
A guide to help you understand the severity of a corneal ulcers and the problems they can cause in the future if left untreated.
A common problem for people with diabetes where retinal blood vessels break down and affect vision.
Having dry skin or dry eyes are one thing, but having dry eyelids can be annoying, embarrassing and sometimes painful. Learn what causes your eyelids to become dry, how to treat the problem and how to prevent it from happening again.
Dry Eyes, is a condition many people face. It is caused when the tears produced by the eyes lack the moisture & lubrication that it needs.
Wall-eyes, or exotropia can be a very serious condition in some people. See what you can do to prevent this condition from worsening if signs are present.
Eye Infections are eye ailments that are caused by bacterial, viral, or other agents like chemicals.
Styes are bacterial infections that lead to the obstruction of oil producing glands around the eyelashes or eyelids.
There are many types of eyelid cysts one can contract. Learn about all the different types of cysts that can appear on your eyelids. Also learn what causes them and how to treat them.
The term cellulitis is known to be an infection. Eyelid cellulitis is much more serious, as it can spread easily and possibly cause permanent damage to ones vision or eyesight. Learn more about the types of eyelid cellulitis.
Vision loss due to damaged optic nerves that can not be restored and is usually unnoticed until significant damage has occurred.
Hyperopia is a refractive error where the eyeball is shorter than normal. This causes the image to focus behind the retina rather that on it.
This slow progressing disease may take decades to recognize. Learn more about early symptoms to watch for, causes, diagnostic testing, treatment options and more.
Macular degeneration often damages central vision and is prevalent in people age 60 and over with rare cases of people under 50. Read on to learn what you can do to treat this disease.
Myopia is a refractive error where the eyeball is longer than normal. This causes the image to focus in front of the retina rather that on it.
Pink eye, or Conjunctivitis, is a common eye ailment that has affected many of us. Learn which kinds are contagious and which ones are not.
Presbyopia occurs as we age. The lens of the eye is very soft and flexible and can focus on objects easily.
Droopy Eyelids, or in the medical world Ptosis, is a common condition among all ages. Though many people don't notice a drooping eyelid until they're older, the condition can be hereditary and begin in early stages of childhood. Sometimes referred to as lazy-eye, droopy eye is anything but an eyelid being lazy. In fact, corrective surgery should be done as soon as possible to correct the problem, and before it worsens or leads to other conditions and disorder.
A condition where the retina detaches and is moved from its original position.
Although this eye disease is common among families, it’s not always related to hereditary factors. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, treatment options, complications and more of RP.
There are many variations of strabismus, and adults who develop this condition are urged to seek treatment before permanent eye damage occurs. Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, causes, treatment options, and more.
Low vision is the permanent loss of visual acuity or perception due to eye diseases or eye injuries.