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Diseases of the Eye

Watch and Learn about Different Diseases of the Eye

When you think about it, the very act of actually seeing the world around us is an astonishing thing.  It relies on the interaction between the brain and the eyeball, two extraordinarily complex organs, so it’s hardly surprising that there are so many ways in which we can suffer sight loss.

Cataracts

Learn about the Cataracts Eye Disease
cataracts

What is Cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of your eye caused by changes in the protein matrix in the lens. This lens is responsible for focusing light to the back of your eye, thus the…

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Learn more about Diabetic Retinopathy
DiabeticRetinopathy

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes can cause changes in the eye, specifically the retina, resulting in vision loss or blindness. These changes can occur a decade or more after the initial diagnosis of diabetes, Type I or Type II, causing…

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Glaucoma

Learn about the Glaucoma Eye Disease
Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can result in optic nerve damage and can eventually lead to loss of vision. The different types of glaucoma are open angle (which accounts for approximately 90% of the cases…

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Macular Degeneration

Learn more about Macular Degeneration
MacularDegeneration

Macular Degeneration General Information. Age related macular degeneration or AMD is a chronic disease causing a degeneration of the macula, the part of your eye responsible for central vision. There are a number of risk factors for AMD including age, family…

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Uveitis

Learn more about Uveitis
Uveitis

What Is Uveitis? The eye is shaped like a tennis ball, with three different layers of tissue surrounding the central gel-filled cavity, which is called the vitreous. The innermost layer is the retina, which senses light and helps to send…

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