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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.

chlamydia in the eye

Chlamydia in the Eye: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that develops from the spread of the bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis. It is one of the most common STIs in the United States, and it can affect the eye.  How Do Medical Experts Define Chlamydia? The Journal of Indian Ophthalmology defines Chlamydia trachomatis as a bacterium of the eye […]

retinal bleeding

Retinal Bleeding (Retinal Hemorrhages): Types & When to See a Doctor

Retinal bleeding, or a retinal hemorrhage, involves bleeding of the blood vessels in the retina.  These are the four most common types of retinal hemorrhages: Subhyaloid and preretinal hemorrhage  Flame-shaped hemorrhage Dot and blot hemorrhage Subretinal and subretinal pigment epithelium (RPE) hemorrhages  You should see your doctor immediately if you experience retinal bleeding or if […]

retinal stroke

Retinal Stroke (Eye Stroke): Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

A retinal stroke is a debilitating and dangerous condition in which there is a blockage of the retinal artery.  This condition is most commonly caused by a lack of pressure or perfusion of the tissue of the retina. This means that blood is not able to flow freely to and from the retina.  Treatments for […]

corneal laceration

Corneal Laceration: What Is It & How to Treat

A corneal laceration is cut that is located on the cornea, or the transparent part of the eye that covers the pupil and the iris.  A laceration to the cornea is most commonly caused by an external injury, such as a sharp object coming into contact with the eye. When such an object hits the […]

ocular albinism

Ocular Albinism: What It Is & How It Affects Vision

Ocular albinism is a genetic condition of the eyes, in which pigmentation in the iris is reduced. Also referred to as X-linked ocular albinism, ocular albinism predominantly affects males. Symptoms are detectable at a very young age, sometimes during infancy.  This condition results in anywhere from mild to extreme light sensitivity and a reduction in […]

how to get rid of a pimple or bump on the eyelid

How to Get Rid of a Pimple or Bump on the Eyelid: Causes & Treatment

Bumps on eyelids are often mistaken for pimples, but they are usually eye conditions such as styes or chalazia.  A stye and a chalazion will go away on their own and will not lead to other eye ailments. An individual can speed up the healing process by applying a warm compress, which can be done […]

types of eyefloaters

Types of Eye Floaters

These are the main types of eye floaters: Weiss ring floaters Diffuse floaters Cobweb or fibrous strand floaters What Are Eye Floaters? Eye floaters are small obstructions across the span of your visual field. They can take a range of different shapes and forms, commonly appearing as darkish spots, lines, or patterns.  This phenomenon is […]

bubble on eyeball

Bubble on Eyeball: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

A bubble on the eyeball can look like a blister or bump on the surface of the eye. They may arise from a variety of causes.  Bubbles or bumps may be white, yellow, or clear, or they may like a freckle. They come in various sizes and shapes, and they can indicate different medical conditions. […]

eye boogers

Eye Boogers: Types, Causes & How to Get Rid of Them

Eye boogers is a common term for excess mucus building up in the eyes. This is natural and typically not a cause for concern.  Most people produce discharge from the eyes in tiny quantities and do not find it bothersome.  If there is a change in health or lifestyle, you may notice that your eyes […]

eye parasite floaters toxoplasmosis

Eye Parasite Floaters (Toxoplasmosis): Causes, Prevention & Treatment

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that reproduces within cats, but the disease can also harm vulnerable human populations. The disease is treated with medications that reduce the severity of the infection. Eye floaters are sometimes a symptom of the parasitic infection. What Is Toxoplasmosis?  Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the Toxoplasma gondii (T gondii) […]

blepharitis

Blepharitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Blepharitis occurs when the eyelids become irritated and inflamed.  This may result in swollen, red eyelids that can cause an uncomfortable stinging or burning sensation along with crusty eyelashes. Watery or overly dry eyes, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision are also common side effects.  Several diseases, skin conditions, and other factors can cause blepharitis. […]

vitelliform macular dystrophy

Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: Causes, Treatment & More

Vitelliform macular dystrophy is a rare, inherited eye disorder that can cause progressive loss of central vision and lead to blindness.  The disorder affects the cells in an area near the center of the retina known as the macula. People with the disease can develop a yellow fatty pigment in the macula that damages the […]