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Eye Diseases

The following is a list of common eye diseases

  • Allergy
    Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes?  You may have allergies.
  • Blepharitis
    Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.
  • Cataracts
    Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss. Learn more about recognizing cataracts symptoms and understanding cataract surgery.
  • Conjunctivitis
    This is an infection or inflammation of the transparent membrane that covers the white part of the eye.
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy
    The back of the cornea is called the endothelium, and diseases of the corneal endothelium are called corneal endotheliopathies.
  • Corneal Neovascularization
    This condition is characterized by new blood vessels growing into the cornea.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
    How does diabetes affect vision?  Learn more about eye problems resulting from diabetes.
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
    Dry eye syndrome is an eye disease that results in symptoms of ocular discomfort.
  • Glaucoma
    Early detection is key, and patient education is important when you are being treated for glaucoma or are considered suspicious for developing glaucoma.
  • Macular Degeneration
    Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the portion of the eye responsible for processing fine detail and providing sharp central vision.
  • Ocular Migraine Headaches
    This condition is characterized by visual disturbances accompanied by a headache.
  • Pingeucula and Pterygium
    These common conjunctival degenerations can cause increased eye redness and produce ocular discomfort.
  • Spots and Floaters
    “Floaters” are usually normal and harmless.  However, if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.
  • Styes and Chalazion
    These common problems are usually caused by infected or inflammed glands in the eyelids.  Learn about prevention and treatment.
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
    This condition is characterized by the sudden appearance of blood on the white part of the eye.
  • Uveitis
    This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.
  • Vitreous Detachment
    As we get older, the fluid inside the eye may condense, contract and separate from the back of the eye.
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