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Diagnosis and Management of Eye Disease

Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own, never to appear again. The articles below will give you a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don't look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your doctor.

  • 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
    Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Surgical correction is safe and effective, and offers several new options for better vision.
  • CMV Retinitis
    AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
  • Cornea 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
    If undetected or uncontrolled with medication, diabetes can cause serious vision loss, even blindness.
  • 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.
  • Floaters and Spots
    "Floaters" are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.
  • Glaucoma
    Glaucoma is a variety of disorders in the eye that can lead to loss of vision and even blindness. The most common type of glaucoma is caused by a gradual and painless rise of pressure inside the eye.
  • 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
    This age-related problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans age 65 and older.
  • 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
    Pingueculae and pterygia are funny-looking words for growths on the surface of your eye.
  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
    This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.
  • Presbyopia
    Are you over age 40 and starting to hold reading material at arm's length to see it clearly? You probably have presbyopia.
  • Ptosis
    Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct this problem.
  • Retinal Detachment
    A detached retina is a medical emergency. Learn the warning signs of a retinal detachment and what you can do to avoid permanent vision loss.
  • 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.
  • Uveitis
    This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.