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.
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) | Eye Glasses Garland
Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.
- Astigmatism | Opticals Garland
Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
- Blepharitis | Contact Lenses Garland
Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.
- Cataracts | Eye Care Garland
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.
- CMV Retinitis | Optometrist Rowlett
AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
- Cornea Transplant | Eye Doctor Rowlett
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.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
If undetected or uncontrolled with medication, diabetes can cause serious vision loss, even blindness.
- Dry Eye Syndrome | Optometrist Rowlett
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition, especially in women over age 40. Many treatment options are available.
- Eye Allergies
Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies.
- Floaters and Spots | Eye Exam Rowlett
“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.
- Hyperopia | Eye Exam Sachse
Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.
- Keratoconus | Optometrist Garland
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.
- Macular Degeneration | Optometrist Sachse
This age-related problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans age 65 and older.
- Myopia | Optometrist Garland
Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.
- Ocular Hypertension | Eye Doctor Sachse
You’ve heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?
- Pingueculae | Optometrist Garland
Pingueculae and pterygia are funny-looking words for growths on the surface of your eye.
- Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.
- Presbyopia | Eye Doctor Garland
Are you over age 40 and starting to hold reading material at arm’s length to see it clearly? You probably have presbyopia.
- Ptosis | Optometrist Garland
Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct this problem.
- Retinal Detachment | Eye Doctor Rowlett
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.
- Retinitis Pigmentosa | Glaucoma Specialist Garland
These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness and central vision loss.
- Styes | Eye Doctor Rowlett
This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.
- Uveitis | Eye Exam Rowlett
This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.
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