Common Eye Disorders
This page offers resources on most of the common eye disorders, including dry eye, conjunctivitis, and more. Click the link above to read more information about Common Eye Disorders
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Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
Macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease that affects over 10 million Americans.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes, especially after prolonged duration, may produce diabetic retinopathy in some patients. This is a serious and potentially blinding eye condition. Diabetic retinopathy is the number one cause of legal blindness in the country for patients under 64.
Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye. Dry eye syndrome can lead to slight irritation or to ocular inflammation of the eye’s tissue.
The vitreous is a clear gel that fills the space between the crystalline lens and the retina. As you age, the vitreous begins to thin and sometimes separate from the back of the eye. This is known as posterior vitreous detachment (PVD).
Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, occurs when one or both eyes lack central vision development because the nerve impulses between the brain and eyes lack proper stimulation.
Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, occurs when the membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white area of the eyeball becomes inflamed. It’s typically caused by a virus, bacteria, allergic reaction or irritants.
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Nystagmus is the medical term for involuntary eye movements. The eyes might move up and down, in a circular motion or from side to side. Not surprisingly, nystagmus makes it very difficult to see with clarity.
Blepharitis is the term for eyelid inflammation. While it will not cause permanent vision damage, it can be quite uncomfortable and unsightly and is a common contributor to dry eye disease.
Low vision is a vision impairment that causes a person to lose part of their vision. It’s different from blindness because there is still typically usable vision. Low vision prevents a patient from seeing adequately to perform daily activities.