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Eye Disease Information

Please take the time to look through our resource guide on various eye diseases.


Eye Disease Resources

Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a chronic or long term inflammation of the eyelids and eyelash hair follicles. It affects people of all ages. Among the most common causes of blepharitis are poor eyelid hygiene; excessive oil produced by the glands in the eyelid; a bacterial infection (often staphylococcal); or an allergic reaction.


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Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of all or part of the normally clear lens within your eye, which results in blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts are most often found in persons over age 55, but they are also occasionally found in younger people.


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Conjunctivitis​​​​​​​
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer that lines the inner eyelid and covers the white part of the eye.


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Diabetes​​​​​​​
Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body’s ability to use and store sugar and can cause many health problems. One, called diabetic retinopathy, can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that nourish your eye’s retina, the delicate, light sensitive lining of the back of the eye. These blood vessels may begin to leak, swell or develop brush-like branches, called neovascularization.


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Dry Eye Syndrome​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is one the most commonly treated problems in our office. The tears your eyes produce are necessary for overall eye health and clear vision. DES means that your eyes do not produce enough tears or that you produce tears which do not have the proper chemical composition.


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Flashes and Floaters


Glaucoma
Glaucoma is an eye disease which damages the nerve fibers in your optic nerve and causes permanent vision loss. It is often accompanied by an increase in intra-ocular pressure. The increase in pressure happens when the passages that normally allow fluid in your eyes to drain become clogged or blocked. The reasons that the passages become blocked are not known.


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Keratoconus​​​​​​​
Keratoconus and Pellucid Marginal Degeneration (PMD) make up the group of eye disease called corneal ectasia. Ectasia is defined as the expansion or distention of body tissue, in this case the cornea – the clear dome covering the colored part of the eye.


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