Eye Diseases

Eye diseases can affect your vision. These eye disorders can make seeing clearly more difficult and, in some cases, may result in total blindness. Many times, these eye disorders will not have noticeable symptoms. But your eye doctor can identify eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and detached retinas in an eye exam.

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Eye Diseases & Vision Disorders

Macular Degeneration

This eye disease can cause a decrease in vision and is generally associated with aging though it can appear in younger people as well. We explain what macular degeneration is, symptoms associated with this eye disease, the risk factors and what to do if you have this disease.


This eye disease is the leading cause of blindness. The best way to identify glaucoma is during an eye exam since the symptoms are usually very subtle.  If you have any of the risk factors for glaucoma, alert your eye doctor during your eye exam.

Detached Retinas

This is a fairly common, but serious eye issue. Although a detached retina can happen at any age, it is most common in people over forty. Learn more about what causes a detached retina and how it can be treated.


Learn more about the symptoms, causes and surgical treatment options of this eye disease.


Astigmatism occurs when there is a imperfection in the curvature of the cornea.

Other Eye Irritants

This article covers three of the most common eye conditions that can irritate the eyes.  Pink eye, sties and corneal abrasions all cause a variety of symptoms for the sufferer.