A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens in your eye becomes cloudy, often impairing vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery is safe and effective.
Diabetic retinopathy can cause poor vision or even blindness. Take prevention seriously.
Dry macular degeneration, the more common type of age-related macular degeneration, causes a loss of central vision.
Wet macular degeneration is a severe form of age-related macular degeneration.
Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, the structure that transmits visual information to your brain. Optic neuritis usually causes temporary vision loss.
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