Eye Care

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  1. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that affects an individual's central vision, making it difficult of read, drive, or perform other daily activities.

  2. Anatomy of the Eye

    The structures of the eye include the cornea, iris, pupil, macula, retina, and the optic nerve.

  3. Avoiding Eye Injuries

    Detailed information on eye safety and tips to avoid eye injury

  4. Cataract and Cataract Surgery

    A cataract is a clouding or opaque area over the lens of the eye—an area that's normally transparent. As less light reaches the retina, it becomes increasingly harder to see and vision may become dull and blurry.

  5. Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

    When one of the vessels that carry blood to your eye’s retina gets blocked, this can cause painless but usually sudden vision loss in one eye. Doctors call this a central retinal artery occlusion.

  6. Common Eye Disorders

    One common eye disorder is conjunctivitis, sometimes called pink eye. It's an inflammation of the blood vessels in the eye membrane. Another common disorder is a chalazion—a small bump that develops on the upper or lower eyelid.

  7. Correcting or Improving Vision Problems

    Detailed information on correcting or improving vision problems

  8. Corrective Eye Surgery for Refractive Errors

    Detailed information on the most common types of corrective eye surgery for refractive errors, including lasik surgery, photorefractive keratectomy surgery, radial keratotomy surgery, astigmatic keratotomy surgery, and automated lamellar keratoplasty surg

  9. Cosmetic Safety for Contact Lens Wearers

    Detailed information on cosmetic safety for contact lens wearers

  10. Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye disease in people with diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in the United States. If you have diabetes, you can reduce your risk for this disorder by keeping your blood sugar levels under tight control.

  11. Eye Care Specialists

    An ophthalmologist is either a medical doctor (M.D.) or an osteopathic physician (D.O.). An optometrist is a doctor of optometry (O.D.) but is not a medical doctor. An optician is a technician who fits eyeglasses.

  12. Eye Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common eye disorders, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, refractive errors, and retinitis pigmentosa

  13. Eye Examinations

    During an eye exam, an eye doctor reviews your medical history and completes a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes.

  14. Eye Safety

    Detailed information on eye safety and tips to avoid eye injury

  15. Eye Safety at the Computer

    Detailed information on eye safety at the computer and ways to avoid eye strain

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