Common Eye Diseases

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After the age of 55, cataracts become a common reason for vision impairment. Gain a better understanding of how to recognize the symptoms of cataracts, how to protect your eyes, and what cataract surgery entails.

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Diabetes and Damage to the Eyes

What kind of effects does diabetes have on one's vision? What kind of effects does diabetes have on a person's vision? Find out more information about the visual problems that can occur as a result of diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy, which is the most common form of diabetic eye disease and the primary cause of blindness in adults in the United States.

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A condition that affects the eyes and is characterized by a buildup of pressure within the eye, which in turn causes damage to the optic nerve. This ailment, often known as the "sneak thief of vision," will result in a reduction in the patient's peripheral vision. Knowing the early symptoms of glaucoma is important since early detection is the key to preventing and treating this prevalent eye illness. This could go a long way toward preventing and treating glaucoma.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye condition that affects the part of the eye that is in charge of processing fine detail and delivering clear vision in the middle part of the field of vision (called the macula).

Eye Disorders

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, sometimes known as "lazy eye," is a condition that can be successfully corrected if diagnosed and treated at an early enough age in childhood.

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This common vision issue, which is sometimes misdiagnosed as "stigmatism," can be remedied by wearing corrective lenses, undergoing refractive surgery, or wearing eyeglasses.

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Blepharitis is a condition that can be identified by the symptoms of red, swollen eyelids as well as crusty material at the base of the eyelashes.

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CMV Retinitis

Your risk of developing serious eye issues as a result of a cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection can increase if you have AIDS or another condition that weakens your immune system.

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Cornea Transplantation

A cornea transplant is typically successful in restoring vision in patients who have suffered severe vision loss as a result of an eye accident or disease that affects the front surface of the eye.

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Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome is an extremely common illness, particularly among women over the age of 40. There is a wide variety of therapies accessible.

Eye Allergies

Do your eyes tend to get red and irritated at times? You may have allergies.

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Floaters and Spots in the Eye

"Floaters" are typically considered to be normal and safe. But you should consult an eye doctor right away if you detect a dramatic rise in the number of floaters or if the floaters are accompanied by flashes of light. Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a common kind of nearsightedness that causes blurry or distorted vision in the far distance. This condition can lead to headaches, eye strain, and difficulty reading.


This eye condition, known as keratoconus, causes the cornea to get thinner and to protrude forward in an uneven cone-shaped shape. A cornea transplant is one of the treatment possibilities, however gas permeable contact lenses are also a possibility.

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Also referred to as nearsightedness, is an extremely common form of shortsightedness that affects as much as one-third of the population in the United States.

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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

This severe and contagious form of conjunctivitis affects a disproportionately high number of children between the ages of three and eleven years old.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Progressive loss of peripheral vision, night blindness, and loss of central vision are the symptoms caused by these hereditary illnesses that are frequently abbreviated as RP.


This common issue is most often caused by an infection in the lid gland. Gain knowledge on how to both avoid and treat styes.