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Eye Conditions

  • Eye Conditions: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

    Overview Lazy eye, medically known as amblyopia (am-blee-OH-pee-a), is the loss or lack of development of vision, usually in one eye. It affects about 2 percent of children and is […]

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  • Eye Conditions: Cataracts

    Overview A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens, leading to a progressive blurring or dimming of vision. It is the world’s leading cause of blindness and […]

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  • Eye Conditions: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

    Strabismus, also known as “crossed” or “misaligned” eyes, causes double vision. Overview Crossed eyes – medically known as strabismus (struh-BIZ-mus) – refer to a condition in which muscles that control […]

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  • Eye Conditions: Blepharitis

    Overview Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tus) is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn ophthalmic conditions, usually resulting from poor eyelid […]

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  • Eye Conditions: Dry Eye Syndrome

    Dry eye can result from an imbalance in the components of tears. Overview Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse […]

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