Diseases of the Eye
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Browse through our list of articles about dozens of eye diseases. Get the basics about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment — or go in depth to see all the details.
An uncorrectable loss of vision in an eye that appears to be normal.
Occurs when a retinal artery becomes blocked.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
A type of skin cancer that generally occurs on the face or neck
A common inflammatory condition that affects the eyelids
A clouding of the natural lens of the eye
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
A small break that forms in the pigment layer of the retina.
A lump in the eyelid caused by obstruction of a meibomian gland.
Quick reactions can make the difference
Choroidal Neovascular Membrane
A problem that is related to a wide variety of retinal diseases,
A disease that affects the cornea.
The decreased ability to see color or differences in color.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Eye-related problems caused by prolonged computer use.
An infection of the outer-most layer of the eye.
Forms when the surface of the cornea is damaged.
Cystoid Macular Oedema
Occurs as a result of disease, injury or eye surgery.
Related to the herpes virus and is present in almost everyone.
An infection of the tear sac at the inner corner of the eyelids.
A disease that occurs due to a deficiency of insulin.
Dry Eye Syndrome
A problem with the quality of the tear film lubricating the eyes.
A sagging lower eyelid that leaves the eye exposed and dry.
An eyelid that turns inward, typically affecting the lower lid.
A cellophane-like membrane that forms over the macula.
An inflammatory condition of the eye’s episclera.
Flashes and Floaters
Tiny bits of vitreous gel or cells that cast shadows on the retina.
An object in your eye that shouldn’t be there
The part of the eye responsible for our central, sharpest vision.
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
An inherited condition that affects the inner layer of the cornea.
A disease caused by increased intraocular pressure (IOP).
Headaches may occur for any number of reasons.
A very common virus that can affect the eye.
Is caused by the same virus responsible for chicken pox.
A term used to describe bleeding in the anterior chamber.
An inflammatory problem of the iris, the coloured part of the eye.
A degenerative disease of the cornea that causes a cone-like shape.
A degenerative condition of the macula (the central retina).
A problem that affects the very central portion of the retina.
A flat, benign, pigmented area that may appear inside the eye.
New blood vessel growth on the cornea.
Neovascularization of the Optic Nerve Head
New blood vessel growth on the optic nerve head.
Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
Caused by a fungus commonly found in certain dust and soil.
Associated with a chronic skin condition known as acne rosacea.
Refers to swelling or inflammation of the optic nerve.
A benign, yellowish growth that forms on the conjunctiva.
Posterior Capsule Opacification
Clouding of the lens capsule after cataract surgery.
A raised, wedge-shaped growth of the conjunctiva.
A drooping of the upper eyelid.
Recurrent Corneal Erosion
A condition affecting the outermost layer of corneal cells.
Retinal Tear and Detachment
Occur when there is traction on the retina by the vitreous gel.
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Occurs when circulation of a retinal vein becomes obstructed.
A disease that causes the eye’s rod photoreceptors to degenerate.
A potentially blinding condition affecting the retina of newborns.
An inflammatory disease that affects the sclera.
Occurs when a blood vessel under the conjunctiva bleeds.
An inflammatory condition affecting the eye’s blood vessels.
Inflammation of the eye’s structures responsible for blood supply.
Occurs when the vitreous pulls from the inside surface of the eye.