Eye Conditions & Diseases: What You Need to Know About the Most Common Vision Issues

You and your family members can encounter any number of eye conditions and diseases through the course of a lifetime. Dry eye, pink eye, styes and floaters are among the most common that eye doctors treat.

A few other common disorders are more serious, including refractive errors, glaucoma and a detached retina.

It is unfortunate, but it is a fact: our eyes deteriorate naturally as we age. All the conditions we list here should prompt you to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Although solutions for them are sometimes routine, you will want to put a professional treatment plan in place.

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Trichotillomania (& Eyelashes): Causes & Treatment

Trichotillomania is a rare condition of compulsively pulling out your hair.  For people with this condition, the impulse feels irresistible and uncontrollable. The recurrent pulling of hair may be from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or other areas of the body.  This condition often affects people in adolescence, the teen years, and young adulthood. In the […]

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Visual Auras: Causes & Treatment

A visual aura can be scary and uncomfortable, creating visual disturbances for a short period. According to experts, although it is uncomfortable, a visual area is not generally dangerous.  Some people experience visual auras without a migraine, while others deal with visual auras just before a migraine attack. Typically, after resting in a dark room, […]

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Headache Behind the Eyes: Causes, Treatment & Relief

Headache behind the eyes is linked to eye strain, tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus problems.  To manage headaches effectively, it’s important to determine triggers, so you can effectively avoid them. Treatment includes rest, hydration, pain relievers, and other medications. Headache Behind the Eyes Defined A headache behind the eye can be a pain […]

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Understanding Ocular Migraines: Signs, Causes & When to Seek Help

An ocular migraine is a rare condition that often affects your central field of vision. It may appear as a small blind spot and gradually increase in size. This brief vision problem typically resolves within an hour or less. These vision episodes share the name of migraine, but they are not exactly the same as […]

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Nystagmus: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Nystagmus is a condition where the eyes move or wobble in continual motion. The direction of motion may be up and down, side to side, circular, or a combination of these.  Most people who have nystagmus have reduced vision.  While there is no current cure for nystagmus, people with this condition often benefit from corrective […]

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Bags Under Eyes: Causes & How to Get Rid of Them

Bags under the eyes are commonly caused by aging, genetics, allergies, fluid retention, lack of sleep, and underlying medical conditions.  While many individuals are troubled by the looks of bags under the eyes, they usually do not require medical treatment and are generally not harmful.  If you are concerned about bags under your eyes, you […]

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Eyelid Eczema (Eyelid Dermatitis): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Eyelid eczema is an incurable condition in which the skin around the eyes or on the eyelid grows dry, flaky, red. Some pain may be associated with it. Allergens or foreign substances that are irritants to the skin represent the cause. Treatments can include prescription medications, but any creams or ointments on the affected skin […]

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It Feels Like Something Is in My Eye: Causes and Treatment

Your eyes are sensitive to the point of detecting even the tiniest of changes. For example, if something small enters the eye, you are likely to feel a certain level of discomfort until it gets removed. But there are instances when you can feel as if there is something in the eye for a long […]

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Watery Eyes (Epiphora): Causes & Treatment

Watery eyes can result from one or both eyes producing too many tears, or the eyes having difficulty draining tears. Epiphora is the technical term for watery eyes.  If your eyes feel too moist, you may notice excessive tears, blurry vision, or tears rolling out of your eyes. This can affect your overall quality of […]

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Dark Circles Under the Eyes: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Dark circles under the eyes are a fairly common occurrence, often associated with a lack of sleep. While fatigue can contribute to the development of dark circles, it is not the only cause.  These circles don’t usually signal any major health issue, but there are many treatments and prevention methods if you don’t like how […]

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Ophthalmoplegia: Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment & More

Internuclear ophthalmoplegia is an eye condition that affects the way the eyes coordinate together, causing double vision, difficulty tracking fast objects, and potentially dizziness.  Progressive external ophthalmoplegia is a more serious and rare genetic condition. Ophthalmoplegia Symptoms There are broadly two types of ophthalmoplegia, and both can occur on a spectrum in terms of severity. […]

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Retinal Tear (Retinal Detachment): Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Retinal tears are a condition where the inner lining of the eye rips, usually as a result of movement from the vitreous in the eye. This is a serious condition that can lead to retinal detachment, which may permanently damage your vision if not addressed.  With prompt attention, diagnosis and treatment are usually fairly straightforward, […]