A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens, which is located behind the iris, focuses light on the retina at the back of the eye to produce a sharp image.
Flashers & Floaters
Most of the eye’s interior is filled with vitreous, a gel-like substance that is very thick when we are young. There are millions of fine fibers intertwined within the vitreous that are attached to the surface of the retina…
Macular degeneration is a term that includes a variety of eye diseases that affect your central vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common form of macular degeneration.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment in the United States. It is a disease that involves irreversible damage to the optic nerve usually caused by increased eye pressure.
Blepharitis is an infection of the eyelids. It is very common, and it is often a chronic condition. Once it is present, it will always be present, but the severity may change over time.
The conjunctiva is a clear membrane that is the tough, thin outer coat of the eye. The white of the eye actually lies behind the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva has many small blood vessels…
Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. In the United States, it is the most common cause of blindness in people younger than 65 years.
Tearing (Wet Eyet)
Tears on the surface of the eye drain through the tear duct, as follows. Tears flow into the puncta (small openings along the edge of the upper and lower eyelids near the nose)…