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Myopia (Nearsighted) Myopia is a condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects. Myopia is typically a result of the eyeball be slightly longer than normal. Hyperopia (Farsighted) Hyperopia is a condition of the eye in which [...]
For more detailed information and resources, please visit http://www.macular.org/ Macular degeneration affects the portion of the retina responsible for central vision. This central vision is essential for detailed tasks like reading, recognizing faces, driving, etc. Although macular degeneration does decrease a person’s peripheral vision, it can be especially disabling if left untreated. Macular Degeneration has two [...]
Glaucoma is a disease that results in injury to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the portion of the eye that takes the images collected from the eye and transmits them to the brain. Each eye naturally maintains a certain internal pressure, which is called intraocular pressure. When this pressure rises above normal levels, [...]
What are Floaters and Flashes? Black spots floating in a person’s field of vision can be disconcerting at times, however, most people at some point experience this symptom. These spots often last only a short time, though some can last for a longer duration. Flahes are bright arcs or points of light that flash in [...]
A brief description can be viewed below. Please click on the ADA link here to visit the American Diabetic Association for further information. Diabetes is a disease that affects the small blood vessels (capillaries) throughout the whole body. These vessels are abundant the kidneys and eyes. Damage to the vessels in the back of the eye from [...]
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition in which a lack of moisture results in many different symptoms. A tear film that is composed of three layers coats the eye. A deficiency of any one of these layers can result in a lack of moisture of the corneal surface. Common Symptoms Include: Burning Itching Gritty [...]
Blepharitis is a disease of the eyelids and is one of the more common culprits for the patient’s symptoms of dry eyes. The margin of the eyelid becomes chronically inflamed and often causes itching, burning, redness, tearing of the eyes and recurrent Styes. Patients often feel that their eyes are dry and complain of a [...]