Common Eye Conditions
A cataract is a change in the clarity of the lens inside the eye. The lens becomes yellow and clouded instead of being crystal clear like the lens in a camera.
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Glaucoma is a disease in which the pressure inside the eye (not related to blood pressure), causes permanent, irreversible damage to the optic nerve.
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Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease of the retina (the “film” of the eye which captures the images we see, before they are sent to the brain).
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Diabetic retinopathy may be treated at certain stages with a laser, which helps seal off the leaking blood vessels.
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Nearsightedness, or myopia, occurs when the curvature of the cornea is too steep or the eyeball is too long.
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Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is caused when the curvature of the cornea is too flat, or the eyeball is too short, forcing light to focus behind the retina.
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Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is irregularly shaped — like a football or a teaspoon — preventing light from converging on the retina.
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Presbyopia is part of the natural aging process which requires all people to need reading glasses for near activities sometime after age 40.
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Dry eye is a condition that affects millions of people. It is often a normal part of the aging process.
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Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye.
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Flashes and Floaters
While almost everyone sees a few spots at one time or another, they can occur more frequently and become more noticeable as you grow older.
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A very common eye disorder, blepharitis is a condition affecting the eyelids and eyelashes.
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