Amblyopia

Amblyopia is poor vision in an eye due to failure of development of normal sight during childhood. It is sometimes referred to as lazy eye, but this is not a good term because lazy eye has been used for a number of ophthalmologic conditions. It is estimated that amblyopia is found in 4% of children.

Cataract

A cataract is an opacity (cloudiness) which occurs in the lens of the eye. This can occur at any age. If we live long enough, we will all eventually develop cataracts.

Diabetes

The retina, a tissue that lines the back of the eye, is the part of the eye that senses light and sends visual information to the brain. Diabetic changes in the blood vessels impair their ability to supply the retina with nutrients which may cause portions of the retina to become starved for oxygen.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve (the nerve that connects the eye to the brain). In glaucoma, the optic nerve becomes progressively damaged, leading to a loss of sight. Untreated glaucoma can lead to blindness. Almost 900,000 people in the United States are visually impaired due to glaucoma.

Flashes & Floaters

Have you ever seen flashes of light or weird little floaters in your vision? The onset of new floaters in an eye, the significant increase in the number of pre-existing floaters, new flashing lights, or loss of any peripheral vision should be reported immediately, so a prompt evaluation can be performed.

Macular Degeneration

Have you ever seen flashes of light or weird little floaters in your vision? The onset of new floaters in an eye, the significant increase in the number of pre-existing floaters, new flashing lights, or loss of any peripheral vision should be reported immediately, so a prompt evaluation can be performed.

Macular Pucker

Occasionally, the retinal surface can form a thin sheet of scar tissue over the macula (the reading portion of the retina) which can distort the vision. This distortion is called macular pucker.

Ocular Histoplasmosis

Were you exposed to the histoplasmosis syndrome early in life? You may be at risk for developing ocular histoplasmosis later in life.

Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

Retinal detachment can occur at any age and is accompanied by partial loss of the field of vision. This may progress to almost total loss of vision. Retinal detachments are repaired using a variety of surgical techniques that are successful in more than 90 percent of all cases. Most patients require only one operation to successfully repair a detached retina.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) affects an estimated 100,000 individuals in the United States and can be passed to succeeding family generations.

Smoking and Eye Health

According to a 2004 report from the Surgeon General of the United States, smoking harms nearly every organ of your body. Smokers have two to three times a greater risk of developing cataracts than non-smokers.

Viral Conjunctivitis

Also known as Pink Eye, is an infection of the outer layer of the eye, much like a cold. It is caused by many different viruses though usually a virus called adenovirus is the most common.

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