The following is a list of common eye conditions
- Glaucoma Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading cause of blindness in the World.
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Commonly called "lazy eye", amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.
- Astigmatism Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
- Blepharitis Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.
- Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil.
- CMV Retinitis AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
- Corneal Transplant People with serious vision problems from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a cornea transplant.
- Diabetic Retinopathy In its advanced stages, diabetes may lead to new blood vessel growth over the retina.
- Dry Eye Syndrome Dry eye syndrome is a common condition, especially in women over age 40. Many treatment options are available.
- Eye Allergies Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies.
- Eye Floaters and Spots “Floaters” are usually normal and harmless.
- Farsighted (Hyperopia) Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.
- Keratoconus This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone-shape. Treatment options range from gas permeable contact lenses to a cornea transplant.
- 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 themacula.
- Nearsighted (Myopia) Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.
- Ocular Hypertension You’ve heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?
Pingueculae & Pterygia
- Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinitis Pigmentosa These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness and central vision loss.
- Styes This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.