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All About Vision
Large volume of information on all eye conditions, diseases, and any eye related issues. All your general eye questions can be found and answered here.
Eye Exams: A Complete Guide
Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problem exists. Also, read why vision screenings are no substitute for a comprehensive eye exam performed by a licensed eye doctor.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world.
Most frequently asked questions regarding cataracts and cataract surgery.
Millions of people worldwide have reduced vision as a result of cataracts. This site will help you better understand how your eyes change with age, what a cataract is, how the cataract procedure is performed and why a TECNIS® lens may be right for you.
In cataract surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision.
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. IOLs also are used for a type of vision correction surgery called refractive lens exchange.
Glaucoma refers to a group of related eye disorders that all cause damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma usually has few or no initial symptoms.
Glaucoma – FAQ
Most frequently asked questions regarding glaucoma.
A detached retina is a serious and sight-threatening event, occurring when the retina becomes separated from its underlying supportive tissue. The retina cannot function when these layers are detached. And unless the retina is reattached soon, permanent vision loss may result.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare, inherited disease in which the light-sensitive retina of the eye slowly and progressively degenerates. Eventually, blindness results
Here you’ll find everything you need to know about contact lenses — including detailed descriptions of the many types of contacts for virtually any refractive error, for presbyopia or if you simply want to enhance or change your eye color.
Contact Lenses – FAQ
Most frequently asked questions regarding contact lenses.
Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Diseases
Although the cornea may look clear and seem to lack substance, it is a highly organized tissue. Unlike most tissues in the body, the cornea contains no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infection. Learn more about corneal diseases here.
Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy
Fuchs’ dystrophy is an eye disease in which the innermost layer of cells in the cornea undergoes degenerative changes. This cell layer, called the endothelium, is responsible for maintaining the proper amount of fluid in the cornea.
Dry eye syndrome is a chronic and typically progressive condition. Depending on its cause and severity, it may not be completely curable. But in most cases, dry eyes can be managed successfully, usually resulting in noticeably greater eye comfort, fewer dry eye symptoms, and sometimes sharper vision as well.
Dry Eyes: FAQ
Most frequently asked questions regarding dry eyes.