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Other Conditions & Diseases Of The Eye

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of poor vision after age 60. AMD is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula. The macula is a small…

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Blepharoplasty

As we age, the delicate skin around the eyes can appear puffy or saggy. Eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and the normal deposits of protective fat around the eye bulge. The surgical…

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Chalazion

A chalazion is a swelling in the eyelid caused by inflammation of one of the small oil producing glands located in the upper and lower eyelids. A chalazion is sometimes confused with…

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Corneal Disease and Surgery

The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers and protects the front of the eye. The cornea functions like a window that controls and focuses…

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Detached and Torn Retina

A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that almost always causes blindness unless treated. The appearance of flashing lights, floating objects, or a gray curtain moving across the field of vision…

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes interferes with the body’s ability to use and store sugar. Over time, it can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that nourish the retina at the back of…

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Dry Eyes

View Video What is Dry Eye Disease? Dry eye disease is a result of many factors, including but not limited to environment, age, gender, medications, concurrent medical conditions, and contact lens wear….

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Ectropion

Ectropion is an outward turning of the lower eyelid, most commonly caused by aging, although eyelid burns or skin disease may also be responsible. Normally, the eyelids help lubricate and cleanse the…

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Entropion

Entropion is an inward turning of the eyelid and lashes toward the eye, usually caused by relaxation of the eye muscles and tissue due to aging. Entropion usually affects the lower lid….

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Floaters and Flashes

Small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision as you look at a blank wall or a clear blue sky are known as floaters. Most people have some floaters normally…

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Glaucoma

WHAT IS GLAUCOMA? Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made…

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Lid Margin Disease

Lid margin disease is a common, persistent inflammation of the eyelids. Symptoms include irritation, itching, and occasionally, a red eye. This condition frequently occurs in people who have a tendency towards oily…

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Pterygium and Pinguecula

A pterygium is fleshy tissue that grows over the cornea (the clear front window of the eye). It may remain small or may grow large enough to interfere with vision. A pterygium…

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Ptosis

Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid. The lid may droop only slightly or it may cover the pupil entirely. In some cases ptosis can restrict and even block normal vision. Congenital…

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) describes a group of related diseases that tend to run in families and cause a slow but progressive loss of vision. RP affects the rods and cones of the…

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Smoking and Eye Disease

Tobacco smoking is directly linked to many adverse health effects, including high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. Smoking is also linked to specific eye disease. How does smoking affect the eyes?People…

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Strabismus

Strabismus refers to misaligned eyes. If the eyes turn inward (crossed), it is called esotropia. If the eyes turn outward (wall-eyed), it is called exotropia. Or, one eye can be higher than…

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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a common parasitic infection. When contracted by a pregnant woman, toxoplasmosis can pose serious risks to the unborn baby. Simple precautions can reduce the chance of infection. Pregnant women should…

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