Eye Diseases may arise from many possible causes, including pathogens, eye trauma, drugs and medications, or congenital conditions.
However, some of the most common Eye Diseases are age related, appearing later in life. As our population ages, these conditions are becoming increasingly common.
A Cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. The effect of a Cataract that vision in your affected eye will be blurry or cloudy, or colors will seem more dim. Having a Cataract is sort of like looking through a dirty window.
Diabetes can cause the vessels in the eye that supply blood to the retina to swell or shrink, affecting vision. This is a progressive disease called Diabetic Retinopathy.
A healthy, normal eye constantly produces tears to keep itself moist and comfortable. Dry Eye is a condition that causes the eye to not produce enough tears, or to produce tears of the wrong composition to maintain eye health and good vision.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve that sends signals from the eye to the brain. There are usually no early symptoms of Glaucoma, and it progresses slowly. But if left untreated, Glaucoma can eventually cause blindness.
Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes the cornea to become thin and develop a cone-shaped bulge. When the shape of your cornea is altered, your vision becomes distorted.
Macular Degeneration is any deterioration of the macula (the lining on the back of the eye that senses light). Symptoms of Macular Degeneration include blurred, distorted, or darkened areas in the center of your field of vision.