Eye Conditions

Eye Conditions

The following is a list of common eye conditions. For information about cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy please see Eye Diseases.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Photophobia

  • Pingueculae & Pterygia

  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
    This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.

  • Presbyopia

  • Ptosis

  • 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.

  • Uveitis

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