Tag: Eye Conditions

Cataracts

Posted on: Apr 16, 2010

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. A cataract can occur in either […]

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Macular Degeneration

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010

What is Macular Degeneration Age Related Macular Degeneration is a degenerative disease of the retina that causes progressive loss of vision in the center of the eye. People describe it as having a spot or blurry space in the middle of their vision that interferes with daily tasks like reading and driving. There are two […]

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010

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—damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Cataract—clouding of the eye’s lens. Cataracts […]

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinitis Pigmentosa is actually a group of inherited diseases that affect the retina of the eye causing a degeneration of photoreceptor cells. These cells are what capture light enabling us to see. When these cells degenerate, patients experience loss of night vision, color vision and peripheral vision. Eventually tunnel vision may […]

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Glaucoma

Posted on: Apr 14, 2010

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. What is the optic nerve? The […]

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