The following is a list of common eye conditions. Please remember, this is not intended as a substitute for visiting with your eye doctor if you feel something is wrong, or if you do not feel or see well. If you have questions or would like more information feel free to call us at: Avery Ranch Eye Care!
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.
This common vision condition 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. Learn more about recognizing cataracts symptoms, protecting your eyes, and understanding cataract surgery.
- CMV Retinitis
AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye conditions.
- Corneal Transplant
People with serious vision conditions from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a corneal transplant.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
How does diabetes affect vision? What does diabetes mean for eyesight? Learn more about eye conditions resulting from diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy a leading contributor to vision loss for adults in America.
- Dry Eye Syndrome
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? If so, you may have allergies.
- Eye Floaters and Spots
A few floaters are usually normal and harmless, but if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or flashes of light in your vision then see your eye doctor immediately.
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
Hyperopia, also called farsightedness, is a common vision condition that can cause headaches, eyestrain, or trouble seeing during near vision tasks.
Early detection is key. Knowing the early symptoms of glaucoma could go a long way toward preventing and treating this common eye disease.
This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone shape. Treatment options range from rigid gas permeable contact lenses to a corneal transplant.
- Low Vision
Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
- Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the portion of the eye responsible for processing fine detail and providing sharp central vision.
- Nearsightedness (Myopia)
Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is a very common vision condition affecting up to 33% of the U.S. population.
- Ocular Hypertension
You have heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?
If you have light-sensitive eyes, you might be experiencing photophobia.
- Pinguecula & Pterygium
A pinguecula and a pterygium 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.
Are you over age 40 and starting to hold reading material at arm’s length to see it clearly? If so, you probably have presbyopia.
Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct the condition.
- Retinal Detachment
A detached retina is a medical emergency. Learn the warning signs of a retinal detachment and what you can do to hopefully avoid permanent vision loss.
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness, and central vision loss.
This common condition is simply an infected eyelid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.
This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.