In-depth

Albinism

Blocked tear duct

Blocked tear ducts are common at birth, but tear ducts can also become blocked in adulthood by infection or trauma. Treatment is almost always successful.

Cataracts

A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens in your eye becomes cloudy, often impairing vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery is safe and effective.

Convergence insufficiency

 

Diabetic retinopathy

Dizziness

Dry eyes

Eye floaters

Eye melanoma

Eyestrain

Farsightedness

Fuchs' dystrophy

Iritis

Iritis is inflammation that affects the colored area of your eye called the iris. This serious condition can affect your vision if left untreated.

Keratitis

Krabbe disease

Krabbe disease is a rare, inherited disorder — most often affecting infants — that impairs functioning of the central nervous system and usually leads to early death.

Lazy eye (amblyopia)

The term "lazy eye" refers to an eye that wanders inward or outward. Treatment ideally begins in early childhood.

Migraine with aura

Migraine with aura is a usually severe headache that's accompanied by visual disturbances, such as flashes of light, zigzagging patterns or blind spots.

Multiple system atrophy (MSA)

Nearsightedness

Noonan syndrome

Noonan syndrome is caused by a mutation in one of the genes responsible for normal development in many parts of the body, including the heart.

Optic neuritis

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.

Premature birth

Prepare for your eye exam

Presbyopia

Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of increased pressure inside the skull.

Rett syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome


Sjogren's syndrome

Stickler syndrome

Stickler syndrome can affect multiple parts of your body, including your eyes, face, ears, bones and joints.

Subconjunctival hemorrhage

Subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel breaks in the white of your eye, turning it bright red. Although painful looking, it is usually harmless.

Uveitis

Wilson's disease

March 06, 2013