Keeping your eyes health and your vision clear should be a top priority. Not only is clear vision necessary to your quality of life, problems with your eyes should never be ignored as they can indicate serious illnesses. Read articles on keeping your eyes healthy, symptoms of eye diseases and infections and know when to see your optometrist for more information.
Optic nerve atrophy occurs when the optic nerve becomes damaged and begins to deteriorate. As a result, vision becomes threatened, if the condition is untreated. Determining the underlying cause of the damage is essential for maintaining sight.
Papilledema, or optic nerve swelling, can occur in one or both eyes. Optic nerve swelling in one eye often develops as a symptom of another condition, such as cancer. Usually optic nerve swelling decreases or goes away after the underlying condition is treated.
Macular degeneration and cataracts are among the most common age-related vision problems. Macular degeneration refers to the deterioration of the retinal area of the eye, while cataracts cause cloudy lens. Some medical studies suggest a link between macular degeneration and cataract surgery.
When cataract surgery and glaucoma are associated with a patient, the possible benefits can be substantial. However, the risks involved are very serious. Learn if cataract surgery is the correct treatment for you.
The treatment of optic neuritis can involve any of several options, depending upon how the patient is affected and if the patient is at risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn about these treatment options and what research shows about the MS-optic neuritis connection.
When a macular hole occurs in the eye, macular hole surgery is needed to seal the hole. This procedure is considered to be safe, but certain complications can occur. When performed, vision can be restored.
Steroids are used to treat different inflammatory ailments of the eye, including chorioretinal inflammation, uveitis, vernal catarrh and keratitis. After prolonged use, however, the medication can cause further complications in the form of steroid induced glaucoma.
Photophobia is an unusual sensitivity to and aversion of the eyes to bright light. It is often a symptom of another condition or local eye problem. It can also be a side effect of drug intake. Find out more about photophobia and when it may be related to neurology problems.
Cataract surgery is a common surgical procedure performed on over 1.5 million Americans annually. Although it is a simple eye operation done under minimal anesthesia and lasts for a less than an hour, a few temporary complications do occur. Learn more about cataract surgery and eye twitching.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. This article discusses visual field defects in glaucoma from the two types of glaucoma that most commonly affect people. Glaucoma cannot be cured, but the condition can be managed to reduce further loss of vision.
If you or a loved one is suffering from optic neuritis, you may be asking yourself what are the symptoms of optic neuritis? Here we will list and discuss these symptoms, as well as causes and treatment.