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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) What is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects an individual's central vision. AMD is the most...

  • Anatomy of the Eye

    Anatomy of the Eye Click Image to Enlarge Click Image to Enlarge Anterior chamber - the front section of the eye's interior where aqueous humor flows in and out, providing nourishment to the eye and ...

  • Avoiding Eye Injuries

    Avoiding Eye Injuries How to prevent eye injuries: Eye injuries affect an estimated 2.5 million people every year. Consider these reminders from Prevent Blindness America: At home or outside: Wash yo...

  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

    Cataracts and Cataract Surgery What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding or opaque area over the lens of the eye – an area that is normally transparent. As this thickening occurs, it prevents ligh...

  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

    Central Retinal Artery Occlusion When one of the vessels that carry blood to your eye's retina gets blocked, this can cause painless but usually sudden vision loss in one eye. Doctors call this a cen...

  • Common Eye Disorders

    Common Eye Disorders What are some common eye disorders? The following list provides a brief description of several common eye disorders. Consult your physician or an ophthalmologist or optometrist f...

  • Correcting or Improving Vision Problems

    Correcting or Improving Vision Problems With today's advanced technology, there are many different approaches now available to help correct or improve a variety of vision problems. Listed below are s...

  • Corrective Eye Surgery for Refractive Errors

    Corrective Eye Surgery for Refractive Errors Surgery for correcting or improving refractive errors Clear vision depends on how well the cornea and lens permit light rays to fall onto the retina. Ligh...

  • Cosmetic Safety for Contact Lens Wearers

    Cosmetic Safety for Contact Lens Wearers What eye hazards may be associated with cosmetic use? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association, cosmetics ar...

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic Retinopathy What eye problems are often associated with diabetes? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as complications. All can cause se...

  • Eye Care Specialists

    Eye Care Specialists What is an ophthalmologist? An ophthalmologist is either a medical doctor (M.D.) or an osteopathic physician (D.O.) who specializes in comprehensive eye care and provides examina...

  • Eye Disorders

    Eye Disorders There are many disorders of the eye that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the conditions, for which we ha...

  • Eye Examinations

    Eye Examinations When are eye examinations necessary? During an eye exam, an eye doctor reviews your medical history and completes a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes. The informat...

  • Eye Safety

    Eye Safety There are many important safety considerations when it comes to avoiding eye injuries. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview: Avoiding Eye Injuries Cosmetic Sa...

  • Eye Safety at the Computer

    Eye Safety at the Computer Eye strain and computer use The following are the most common symptoms of eye strain, which may be attributed to prolonged computer screen viewing. However, each individual...

  • Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

    Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses Lenses for correcting or improving vision: There are two types of lenses prescribed for correcting or improving vision. These include: Eyeglasses (also called spectacles...

  • First-Aid for Eyes

    First Aid for Eyes To lessen the risk of permanent damage caused by eye injuries, it is important to treat eye injuries immediately. Consult your ophthalmologist or optometrist as soon as possible. F...

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition in which the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes (intraocular pressure, or IOP) slowly rises as a result of the fluid aqueous humor – which normal...

  • Glossary - Eye Care

    Glossary - Eye Care | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return to top] Accom...

  • Home Page - Eye Care

    Topic Index Anatomy of the Eye Eye Care Specialists Eye Examinations Correcting or Improving Vision Eye Disorders Eye Safety Glossary According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, many sight-th...

  • Low-Vision Devices

    Low-Vision Devices What is low vision? Low vision is a condition that involves a minimal ability to see (particularly central vision) that is unresolved or uncorrected with traditional eyeglasses, co...

  • Online Resources - Eye Care

    Online Resources - Eye Care This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice yo...

  • Refractive Errors

    Refractive Errors What is normal vision? In order to better understand how refractive errors affect our vision, it is important to understand how normal vision occurs. For persons with normal vision,...

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Retinitis Pigmentosa What is retinitis pigmentosa? Retinitis pigmentosa is actually the name given to a group of hereditary eye disorders, all of which involve the eye's retina, the light-sensitive n...

  • Topic Index - Eye Care

    Topic Index - Eye Care Eye Care Home Anatomy of the Eye Eye Care Specialists Eye Examinations Correcting or Improving Vision Eye Glasses and Contact Lenses Corrective Eye Surgeries for Refractive Err...