Conditions: Eyes and vision

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects an individual's central vision. AMD is the most common cause of severe vision loss among people over 60...


Amblyopia is a reduction or dimming of vision in an eye that appears to be normal. Eye disorders that affect vision can be divided into two groups, including the following: Refractive errors...


Astigmatism is a condition in which an abnormal curvature of the cornea can cause two focal points to fall in two different locations ?" making objects up close and at a distance appear blurry...


Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelash follicles along the edges of the eyelids. This is usually a persistent, recurring problem for children that starts early in childhood and may last throughout the one’s life...


Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva is the membrane that lines the inside of the eye and also a thin membrane that covers the actual eye...


Ecchymosis, or more commonly known as a “black eye," usually occurs from some type of trauma to the eye, causing the tissue around the eye to become bruised...


The cornea is like the windshield to the eye. However it is not plastic or glass, but rather, living tissue. One can think of the cornea like an onion in that it has several layers...


A hordeolum, also known as a stye, is an inflammation of part of the eyelid. A stye is caused by a skin infection at the edge of the eyelid or underneath the eyelid...


For patients who have keratoconus or other forms of corneal ectatic disease, their vision progressively declines due to deformation of their cornea. Regular glasses and contacts are often found to be unhelpful and the patients need to use Rigid Gas Permeable (hard) contact lenses...


Retinitis pigmentosa is actually the name given to a group of hereditary eye disorders, all of which involve the eye's retina, the light-sensitive nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, and all of which cause a gradual, yet progressive, loss or reduction in visual ability...