Eye Health & Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. It occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. A healthy retina is necessary for good vision. If you have diabetic retinopathy, at first you may notice no…
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome When we blink, tears form a film which spreads over the eye, making the surface smooth and optically clear and enabling good vision. Dry eyes are caused by a lack of tears. Tears are necessary for the normal lubrication of your eyes and to wash away particles and foreign bodies. Symptoms There…
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. While glaucoma can strike anyone, the risk is much greater for people over 60. There are several different types of glaucoma. Most of these involve the drainage system within the eye. At the front…
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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration The macula is a part of the retina in the back of the eye that ensures that our central vision is clear and sharp. Macular degeneration causes a progressive loss of vision. It is the number-one cause of blindness in the U.S. There are two kinds of macular degeneration:"wet" and"dry." The"wet" form can…
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