Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.
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.
AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
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.
If undetected or uncontrolled with medication, diabetes can cause serious vision loss, even blindness.
Dry eye syndrome (DES or dry eye) is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye.
“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.
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.
Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.
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.
This age-related problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans age 65 and older.
Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.
This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.
As we reach middle age, particularly after age 40, it is common to start to experience difficulty with reading and performing other tasks that require near vision.
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.
These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness and central vision loss.
This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.