Allergic conjunctivitis is a reaction to exposure to allergens such as pollen from grasses and trees, smoke, dust or chemicals.Read More
Keeping Your Eyes Healthy At All Ages
Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition. It's important to recognize signs and symptoms, and perhaps even more important to mitigate the effects of aging with some simple and common-sense strategies. Learn about measures you can take to keep seeing clearly for years to come.
Many normal, age-related problems affecting vision can be addressed with practical solutions, such as extra lighting for reading recipes or tinkering with garage projects.
Sight-threatening eye problems affect one in six adults aged 45 and older.
Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance.
Detection and Management of Eye Disease
Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own, never to appear again. The articles below will give you a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don't look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your doctor.
Commonly called "lazy eye," amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.Read More
Often mistakenly called "stigmatism," this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.Read More
Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.Read More
Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Surgical correction is safe and effective, and offers several new options for better vision.Read More
AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.Read More
People with serious vision problems from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a cornea transplant.Read More
Corneal abrasions and corneal ulcers are the two most common corneal emergencies.Read More
If undetected or uncontrolled with medication, diabetes can cause serious vision loss, even blindness.Read More
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition, especially in women over age 40. Many treatment options are available.Read More
Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies.Read More
"Floaters" are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.Read More
Foreign bodies are objects which fly into the eye and remain lodged there.Read More
Glaucoma is a variety of disorders in the eye that can lead to loss of vision and even blindness. The most common type of glaucoma is caused by a gradual and painless rise of pressure inside the eye.Read More
Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.Read More
High blood pressure affects a multitude of body organs, including the eyesRead More
This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone-shape. Treatment options range from gas permeable contact lenses to a cornea transplant.Read More
Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight, that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery.Read More
This age-related problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans age 65 and older.Read More
Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.Read More
You've heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?Read More
Pingueculae and pterygia are funny-looking words for growths on the surface of your eye.Read More
This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.Read More
Are you over age 40 and starting to hold reading material at arm’s length to see it clearly? You probably have presbyopia.Read More
Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct this problem.Read More
A detached retina is a medical emergency. Learn the warning signs of a retinal detachment and what you can do to avoid permanent vision loss.Read More
These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness and central vision loss.Read More
This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.Read More
This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.Read More