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eye diseases and disorders

Several diseases affect the eye, either directly or as part of a system-wide problem. Often serious, these conditions require immediate professional care to preserve your vision. Find the topic you’d like to explore further.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the physical disturbance of the center of the retina called the macula.

Bulging Eyes

Bulging eyes, or proptosis, occurs when one or both eyes protrude from the eye sockets due to space taking lesions such as swelling of the muscles, fat, and tissue behind the eye.

Cataracts

Cataracts are a degenerative form of eye disease in which the lens gradually becomes opaque and vision mists over.

Cataracts In Babies

In rare cases, children develop cataracts in the first few years of their lives.

CMV Retinitis

CMV Retinitis is a serious infection of the retina that often affects people with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and that may also affect people with other immune disorders.

Color Blindness

Colour blindness is not actually blindness in the true sense but rather is a colour vision deficiency—people who are affected by it simply do not agree with most other people about colour matching.

Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)

Crossed eyes (or strabismus) occur when a person's eyes are not able to align on the same point at the same time, and appear to be misaligned or pointed in different directions.

Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Edema, DME, is caused by fluid accumulation in the macula. Patients with DME typically experience blurred vision which can be severe.

Eye Floaters and Eye Flashes

Floaters are small specks or clouds that move across your field of vision—especially when you are looking at a bright, plain background, like a blank wall or a cloudless blue sky.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs when a build-up of fluid in the eye creates pressure, damaging the optic nerve.

Keratoconus

When the cornea in the front of the eye, which normally is round, becomes thin and cone shaped.

Lazy Eye

Commonly known as lazy eye, amblyopia is poor vision in an eye that does not receive adequate use during early childhood.

Low Vision

Whenever ordinary glasses or contact lenses don't produce clear vision, you are considered to have low vision.

Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension is an increase in pressure in the eye that is above the range considered normal.

Retinal Detachment

When the retina detaches, light sensitive membrane in the back of the eye becomes separated from the nerve tissue and blood supply underneath it.

Eyelid Twitching

Sometimes your eyelid simply twitches.

Uveitis

Uveitis is the inflammation of the inside the eye, specifically affecting one or more of the three parts of the eye that make up the uvea.