Eye Health

Blepharitis

Blepharitis

    Blepharitis/Meibomitis Exam Symptoms Itching, burning, mild pain, foreign body sensation, tearing, crusting around the eyes on awakening. Signs Crusty, red, thickened eyelid margins with prominent blood vessels or capped oil glands at the eyelid margins. Treatment 1.   Warm compresses for 10 to 15 minutes two to four times per day...

    Lazy Eye

    Lazy Eye

      Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) What is Amblyopia? The brain and the eye work together to produce vision. Light enters the eye and is changed into nerve signals that travel along the optic nerve to the brain. Amblyopia is the medical term used when the vision in one of the eyes is...

      Macular Degeneration

      Macular Degeneration

        Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.  AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see...

        Diabetic Retinopathy

        Diabetic Retinopathy

          Diabetic Retinopathy What is diabetic eye disease? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Diabetic eye disease may include:   Diabetic retinopathy‚ÄĒdamage to the blood vessels in...

          Cataracts

          Cataracts

            Cataracts What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery....

            Glaucoma Treatment

            Glaucoma Treatment

              Glaucoma What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss....

              Dry Eye Evaluation

              Dry Eye Evaluation

                Dry Eye Evaluation What is dry eye? Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. In addition, inflammation of the surface of the eye may occur along with dry eye. If left untreated,...