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  • Double Vision Double vision? If you start seeing double images when your eyes normally work well together, you ...
  • Why Do Some People Have Two... Heterochromia means "different (hetero-) colors (-chromia)." Usually the term is used to describe...
  • Eye Allergies Normally harmless substances that cause problems for individuals who are predisposed to allergic ...
  • Why Do Eyes Change Color? Ever wonder why eyes have a tendency to change as we age? This just may help answer your questions
  • How Your Morning Cup of Cof... A look at the effect America's most popular beverage has on eyesight
  • Eye Floaters Eye floaters are visual effects that occur in your field of view. Most people experience them reg...
  • Color Blindness Color blindness is a misnomer. Those who are colorblind have no trouble interpreting objects, onl...
  • CMV Retinitis Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis) is an inflammation of the retina. It is caused by the c...
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  • Double Vision Double vision? If you start seeing double images when your eyes normally work well together, you should take it seriously.
  • Why Do Some People Have Two Different... Heterochromia means "different (hetero-) colors (-chromia)." Usually the term is used to describe the condition where a person has different colored eyes — o...
  • Eye Allergies Normally harmless substances that cause problems for individuals who are predisposed to allergic reactions are called allergens. The most common airborne all...
  • Why Do Eyes Change Color? Ever wonder why eyes have a tendency to change as we age? This just may help answer your questions
  • How Your Morning Cup of Coffee Affect... A look at the effect America's most popular beverage has on eyesight
  • Vitreous Detachment Overview about the causes, treatments, and risk factors of Vitreous Detachment
  • What is Retinal Detachment? Symptoms, causes and treatment optiond for people with RD
  • Do Allergy Drops Really Work? Quick overview of the effectiveness of eye drops when dealing with allergies
  • Uveitis The uvea is a layer of the eye that is composed of three parts: the iris, the colored portion of the eye that controls the amount of light entering the pupil...
  • Stye A stye is a swelling on the eyelid. A stye is normally caused by a bacterial infection in one of two glands in the eyelid: the glands of Moll, which produce ...
  • Strabismus Strabismus is a muscular disorder that causes the eyes to misalign. There are four types of strabismus: esotropic, exotropic, hypertropic, and hypotropic. Es...
  • Stargardt Disease Stargardt’s macular dystrophy (SMD), also known as fundus flavimaculatus is degenerative disorder of the eye. Macular degeneration typically affects older ey...
  • Stargardt Disease and Retinitis Pigme... Stargardt Disease is a form of macular degeneration that appears early in life. Macular degeneration is the break down of the macula, a part of the retina th...
  • Smoking Tobacco use is the cause of 1 in 10 deaths globally. It is estimated that 50% of all smokers will die from a tobacco-induced disease. Smoking does damage to ...
  • Scleritis The sclera is the white part of your eyes that is made up of protective and supportive tissue. Scleritis is a general term describing different types of infl...
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that attacks liquid producing glands in the body. The characteristic symptom of Sjögren’s is dry eyes and skin. I...
  • Rheum and other Eye Discharge Rheum is what is normally referred to as “sleep in your eyes.” It is the dry crust or wet clump that appears in the corner of your eye as you wake. The excre...
  • Retinoschisis Retinoschisis is a degenerative disorder of the retina. The condition causes the tissue of the retina to split into two. There are multiple causes for this c...
  • Ptosis Ptosis is the ability of one or more of the eyelids to remain open. The condition may affect both eyes and either the upper and lower eyelids. When ptosis af...
  • Pterygia One type of growth that can appear in the conjunctiva is called a pterygium. These benign tumors form in the shape of a triangle, with the point towards the ...
  • Presbyopia Presbyopia is the gradual reduction in your eye’s ability to focus on near objects. Presbyopia occurs after 40 and steadily worsens throughout the rest of yo...
  • Pinguecula The conjunctiva is the connective tissue that covers the whites of your eyes. While it is very important, it is also prone to degeneration.
  • Pediatric Eye Cancer Ocular cancer refers to cancer affecting the eye or adnexa, which are any of the eyes supplementary organs such as tear ducts or eyelids. While the cancer ca...
  • Optic Neuritis The optic nerve is the nerve that carries visual information from the retina to the brain. Optic neuritis (ON) is when this nerve becomes inflamed and cannot...
  • Ocular Rosacea Rosacea is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic skin issues. It gets its name from the pink or red rash that occurs on the face. There are four subtype...
  • Ocular Migraines and Scotomata An ocular migraine (OM) is characterized by visual aberration presenting them in a field of view. On its own, an OM is harmless and disappears in less than a...
  • Occlusions Your eye can experience a stroke in the same way that your brain. Many problems can occur when blood does not flow to your eye correctly. Problems can occur ...
  • Nystagmus Nystagmus is a condition in which the pupils of the eyes involuntarily move about. There are many different types of nystagmus, with equally as many causes.
  • Nyctalopia Some people loss the ability to see depending on the lighting conditions.
  • Myopia and Hyperopia Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common eye condition in the U.S., with close to half the population suffering from it. Myopia is characterized by the in...
  • Macular Hole The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for vision in the central field of view. It is also responsible for distinguishing color. When the m...
  • Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in American senior citizens. MD is named as such because it entails the disintegration of the macula...
  • Keratoconus Keratoconus (KC) is an ocular deformity that is characterized by a misshapen cornea. Instead of a gradual curve, the cornea becomes peaked at the center and ...
  • Keratoconjunctivitis The translucent cornea is the layer covering the pupil and iris. The conjunctiva is the cover over the sclera, the whites of your eyes. Together they form th...
  • Keratitis Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea, the part of your eye that covers the pupil and iris. There are multiple ways the cornea can become inflamed, and som...
  • Hypertension Ocular Hypertension is when the eye has a higher than average blood pressure. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the measurement of the amount of outward pressure...
  • Heterochromia Heterochromia is a physical abnormality that is characterized by the irises of the eyes are not a uniform color. It comes in two main forms: complete heteroc...
  • Hemeralopia Some people lose the ability to see depending on the lighting conditions.
  • Glaucoma Glaucoma is a prevalent eye disease around the world. It is the second leading cause of blindness after cataracts. Glaucoma is characterized a sharp increase...
  • Fuchs’ Dystrophy Fuchs’ corneal endothelial dystrophy (FCED) is the breakdown of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye that allows light to enter. It is a disease that...
  • Eye Herpes Eye herpes, or ocular herpes, is a viral infection of the eye that can cause numerous conditions. Herpes infections are recurring and very contagious.
  • Eye Floaters Eye floaters are visual effects that occur in your field of view. Most people experience them regularly; floaters are the threads or specks that float before...
  • Entropion and Ectropion The eyelids normally slide up and down on the eyeball comfortably. Sometimes, however, this movement malfunctions and the eyelid can fold in on itself. It’s ...
  • Dry Eye Syndrome Chronic dry eyes is known as dry eye syndrome (DES), or keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Affecting 1 in 20, it is the most common eye disease in the world, and is...
  • Disorders of the Lacrimal System The lacrimal system, or the lacrimal apparatus, is comprised of the system of organs that is responsible for the production and excretion of tears. Although ...
  • Diplopia Diplopia is commonly referred to as double vision or ghosting. Diplopia is characterized by perceiving two copies of the same image. An object will appear no...
  • Diabetes Along with its many other complications, diabetes can cause diseases of the eye. One of the most prevalent diseases is diabetic retinopathy (DR), which is on...
  • Detached Retina The retina is the layer of tissue that the visual image captured by the eye is projected onto. A detached retina is when the retina is disconnected from its ...
  • Corneal Ulcer A corneal ulcer is a break in the tissue of the cornea that makes it unable to perform its normal function. The cornea is the outer layer of your eye that re...
  • Corneal Dystrophy Corneal dystrophy (CD) is the breakdown of the cornea due to deposits of molecules of the body. CD is a broad term that describes numerous genetic disorders ...
  • Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis, referred to as pink eye, is one of the most common eye afflictions. Pink eye is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin tissue that cov...
  • Color Blindness Color blindness is a misnomer. Those who are colorblind have no trouble interpreting objects, only in differentiating color. There are over 10 million people...
  • CMV Retinitis Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis) is an inflammation of the retina. It is caused by the cytomegalovirus, a strain of herpes, invading the light-sensi...
  • Chalazion Meibomian gland lipogranuloma is abnormal growth on the eyelid, most commonly called a chalazion. Chalazia are formed because of the obstruction of the meibo...
  • Cataracts Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye, and thus a cause of blurred vision. They occur when there are excessive protein molecules in the eye. They p...
  • Blepharitis Blepharitis is characterized by chronic inflammation of the eyelid. It can occur in either one or both eyes and occurs at the base of the eyelid where the e...
  • Bells Palsy Bell’s palsy is characterized by the paralysis of facial muscles on one side of the face. In rare cases, both sides of the face can be affected. Bell’s Palsy...
  • Astigmatism Astigmatism is a refractive error in the cornea similar to near- or farsightedness. It is characterized by an uneven cornea; different quadrants of the eye h...
  • Anopsia Anopsia is a general term for a condition where a person can only see a section of their field of view due to a visual defect. Anopsia is a broader category ...
  • Amblyopia Amblyopia is a vision disorder that causes an eye to not be able to see clearly. It cannot be corrected with prescription eyewear. Symptoms normally begin to...
  • Allergies It is estimated that over 20% of the population suffer from some form of allergy, either to food, medicine, material, or airborne particles. Allergens can af...
  • Adult Eye Cancer Cancer affecting the eye or any of its supplementary organs is referred to as ocular cancer. While the cancer can begin in the eye, it is very rare. It is mo...
  • Achromatopsia Achromatopsia (ACHM) is a collection of visual issues that appear together, the most distinct being complete colorblindness. ACHM can be congenital when it i...
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK) is a disease of the eye caused by infection. The disease is mainly characterized by inflammation of the cornea, hence the keratit...