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Eye Conditions

The following is a list of common eye conditions. For information about cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy please see Eye Diseases.

  • 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.
  • AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye conditions. 
  • Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? If so, you may have allergies.
  • 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.
  • Hyperopia, also called farsightedness, is a common vision condition that can cause headaches, eyestrain, or trouble seeing during near vision tasks. 
  • 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.
  • Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is a very common vision condition affecting up to 33% of the U.S. population.
  • You have heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?
  • If you have light sensitive eyes, you might be experiencing photophobia.
  • A pinguecula and a pterygium are funny looking words for growths on the surface of your eye.
  • This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school age children.
  • Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct the condition.
  • 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.
  • 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.