Eye Health & Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy

An ocular manifestation of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is the result of weakening on the blood vessels within the lining of the inner eye called the retina and is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. Vision symptoms are usually rare in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, however, intermittent blur and seeing spots in…
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratitis sicca, is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears, or have a…
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in a loss of vision. There are two types: primary open-angle glaucoma, and acute angle closure glaucoma. It is caused by a buildup of aqueous humor that puts pressure on the optic nerve, resulting in damage. Some general symptoms include…
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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula, which is located in the center of the retina. There are two types: Wet macular degeneration, and dry macular degeneration. Wet macular degeneration is characterized by swelling caused by leaky blood vessels in the back of the eye. Dry macular degeneration is characterized by central vision loss.…
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