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  • Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.

  • Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.

  • Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.

  • Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Surgical correction is safe and effective, and offers several new options for better vision.

  • AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.

  • People with serious vision problems from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a cornea transplant.

  • If undetected or uncontrolled with medication, diabetes can cause serious vision loss, even blindness.

  • Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies.

  • “Floaters” are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.

  • Glaucoma is a variety of disorders in the eye that can lead to loss of vision and even blindness. The most common type of glaucoma is caused by a gradual and painless rise of pressure inside the eye.

  • Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.

  • This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone-shape. Treatment options range from gas permeable contact lenses to a cornea transplant.

  • This age-related problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans age 65 and older.

  • Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.

  • You’ve heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?

  • Pingueculae and pterygia are funny-looking words for growths on the surface of your eye.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinguecula
  • This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.

  • Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct this problem.

  • A detached retina is a medical emergency. Learn the warning signs of a retinal detachment and what you can do to avoid permanent vision loss.

  • These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness and central vision loss.

  • This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.

  • This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.