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Treated Eye Conditions

Ophthalmic Conditions


Nearsightedness

or myopia, is a vision condition in which objects are seen clearly but objects in the distance appear blurred. This occurs if the eyeball is too long in length or the cornea (clear cover over the front surface of the eye) has too much curvature.

Farsightedness

or hyperopia, is a vision condition in which far away objects are usually seen clearly, but near objects appear blurred. However, farsightedness can affect far and near vision. Farsightedness occurs if the eyeball is too short in length or if the cornea (clear covering over the front surface of the eye) has too little curvature.

Astigmatism

is a common vision condition where the eyeball or structures in the eye are out-of-round and not spherical. This causes blurred vision far and near.

Presbyopia

A vision condition in which the lens of the eye loses it's ability to flex, making it difficult to focus on near objects.

Ocular Conditions

Strabismus

or crossed eyes, is a condition of the eye muscles, when one or both eyes turns in, out, up, or down. Any infant or child whose eyes do not appear to be straight all the time should be examined.

Macular Degeneration

is a degeneration of the macula (the central part of the retina inside the eye that is responsible for clear, sharp vision.) There are two main types: dry and wet. The majority of patients have the dry form. The less common wet form may respond to new treatment (injections) or a laser procedure. Recent research finds that certain nutritional supplements help slow down the progression of macular degeneration.

Dry Eye Syndrome

a syndrome in which the eyes are not producing enough tears or the quality of tears produced is not adequate and does not have the proper chemical composition.

Glaucoma

also known as the "Sneak Thief of Sight", is a symptomless disease of the optic nerve, which gradually causes loss of side vision and can progress to complete blindness if left untreated. Increased eye pressure is a risk factor for developing glaucoma.

Chalazion

A clogged and swollen oil gland that forms on the eyelid.