Diseases and Conditions of the Eye

Information on Diseases and Conditions of the Eye

Your vision is one of the most important things you possess to navigate throughout life. Even though the eye is so small, it is a very complicated and complex. Fortunately, other than refractive disorders such as nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness, few things ever go wrong with ones eyes.

There are, however, many things that can go wrong, usually as we grow older. Some of the conditions that can develop do so unnoticed until it is too late and the disease or condition is far advanced. Fortunately, many conditions are readily noticed and can be brought to the attention of an ophthalmologist (medical eye doctor) early on.

Below is a list of some of the more common eye conditions and diseases. Also listed are topics related to the eye. This information only covers generalizations of each entity. More detailed information can be found through links found on this web site.


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