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Eye Diseases

  • Eye Diseases: Diabetic Eye Disease

    Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65 in the United States? Diabetes can cause a wide range of vision problems from mildly blurred vision to irreversible vision loss. Fortunately, early detection and careful monitoring can reduce the risk of vision loss due to diabetes. […]

    Continue Reading January 25, 2015

  • Eye Diseases: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    In macular degeneration, damage to the macula (the central spot on the retina) causes diminished central vision. Overview Macular degeneration (MAK-yu-lar DEE-gen-or-a-shon) is a chronic, progressive disease that gradually destroys sharp central vision. It affects up to 10 million Americans and is so commonly associated with aging that it is also known as “age-related macular […]

    Continue Reading April 10, 2014

  • Eye Diseases: Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

    Pink eye affects the conjunctiva, the membrane lining the exposed surface of the eye and the inside surface of the eyelids, causing its namesake irritation. Overview Pink eye, medically known as conjunctivitis (kun-junk-te-VI-tis) is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, protective membrane that covers the surface of the eyeball and inner surface […]

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  • Eye Diseases: Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the U.S. affecting an estimated three million Americans, with 120,000 people becoming blind due to the condition. Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight” because, in the early stages of the disease, there are no signs or symptoms that anything is wrong. Glaucoma is an […]

    Continue Reading March 20, 2014