Eye Health & Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes and is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is an ocular manifestation of diabetes, a systemic disease, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. The longer a…
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome Dry eye syndrome 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 poor quality…
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss and is the second leading cause of blindness. The most common form of glaucoma occurs when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time. The inner eye pressure, also called intraocular pressure, or IOP, rises because…
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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration, often referred to as AMD, is a medical condition which usually affects older adults. This vision stealing disease is a result of degeneration to the macula, and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field because of damage to the retina. It occurs in "dry"…
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