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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.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy can cause poor vision or even blindness. Take prevention seriously.

Dizziness

Dizziness is one of the most common health concerns. However, few cases of dizziness are due to serious conditions.

Dry eyes

Tears protect and lubricate your eyes. Dry eyes caused by decreased tear production or poor tear quality can interfere with clear, comfortable vision.

Ectropion

Ectropion — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of a sagging or outwardly turned eyelid.

Entropion

Entropion occurs when your eyelid turns inward so that eyelashes rub against the eye. Surgery is usually necessary to relieve symptoms and prevent cornea damage.

Eye melanoma

Although melanoma is commonly a type of skin cancer, it can also occur in your eye. Eye exams can often detect this rare cancer.

Eyestrain

Reduce eyestrain by following these simple tips.

Farsightedness

With farsightedness (hyperopia) you can see objects in the distance clearly, but objects nearby are blurry. It's easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.

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

Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea — the clear, dome-shaped tissue on the front of your eye that covers the pupil and iris.

Keratoconus

Keratoconus occurs when your cornea thins and becomes cone shaped, which can lead to worsening vision. Cone-shaped cornea usually affects teens and young adults.

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.

Macular degeneration, dry

Dry macular degeneration, the more common type of age-related macular degeneration, causes a loss of central vision.

Macular degeneration, wet

Wet macular degeneration is a severe form of age-related macular degeneration.

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.

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness allows you to see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away look blurry. It's easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this genetic disorder.

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.

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a cancerous tumor of the eye that generally affects young children. If retinoblastoma is detected early, a cure is possible.

Rett syndrome

Parenting a child with Rett syndrome can be challenging. Here's what to expect and steps you can take to help your child.

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

Uveitis — inflammation of the eye is a serious condition that can lead to vision loss if not treated promptly.

Wilson's disease

Mar. 06, 2013