Eye Diseases and Disorders
There are many different types of eye diseases and disorders that can affect your vision. Early diagnosis through regular eye exams is crucial to maintaining eye health.
Any sudden vision changes should be considered an emergency. If you are experiencing an eye emergency please contact our offices at (402) 986-7856
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Common Eye Problems
If you are experiencing any changes in your vision, it is important to see an eye doctor right away. Most eye diseases and disorders can be treated successfully if they are caught early.
Cataracts: A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye, which can cause blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts are usually caused by aging, but they can also be caused by injuries or certain medical conditions. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, which carries information from your eye to your brain. It is often associated with increased intraocular pressure. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. Glaucoma will show no symptoms and is only caught through yearly, comprehensive eye health exams..
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): AMD is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina that provides sharp, central vision. It is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 65.
Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that damages the blood vessels in the retina. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults 20-74 years old.
Retinal detachment: Retinal detachment occurs when the retina pulls away from the back of the eye. It can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated promptly.
Pink eye: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear tissue that covers the white part of your eye and lines the inside of your eyelid. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, or irritants in the air.
Lazy eye: Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is a condition in which the vision in one eye is reduced because the eye and brain are not working together properly. It is the most common cause of vision problems in children.
Inflammation of the eyelids: Inflammation of the eyelids, or blepharitis, is a condition that causes the eyelids to become red, itchy, and swollen. It can be caused by bacteria, allergies, or skin conditions.
Watery eyes: Watery eyes, or epiphora, is a condition in which the eyes produce too many tears. It can be caused by allergies, infections, or blockages in the tear ducts.
Dry eye: Dry eyes is a condition in which the eyes do not produce enough tears. It can be caused by aging, certain medications, or environmental factors.
Eye pain: Eye pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, including infections, allergies, injuries, and disorders of the eye.
Red eyes: Red eyes can be caused by several conditions, including allergies, pink eye, and iritis.
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