Common Eye Diseases and Disorders

How to Identify and Treat the Most Common Eye Conditions

Many people, young and old, are afflicted by various eye conditions, such as dry eyes or cataracts. Continue reading below to learn about some of the most common eye diseases and disorders.

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Glaucoma

This is a condition identified by the damage it causes to the optic nerve. If left untreated, it can cause eyesight to deteriorate and can eventually lead to permanent blindness.

Open-Angle Glaucoma

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Angle-Closure Glaucoma

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Cataracts

Cataracts are characterized by a clouding of the eye's lens. They affect older people more often than the rest of the population and are the most common reason for vision loss in people over 40.

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Pink Eye

Pink eye — conjunctivitis — is determined by a redness or swelling inside of the eyelids — conjunctiva — and in the clear covering of the sclera. Conjunctivitis can have several causes, but viral conjunctivitis is the condition most commonly referred to as pink eye

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Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome — also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) — is due to excessive evaporation in the tear film or a decline in tear production. It's one of the most common eye disorders and is most prevalent among the elderly

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia — also known as lazy eye — is an eye disorder that most often affects children and happens when vision develops improperly in one eye. If left untreated past childhood, problems with vision can become permanent.

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