Encyclopedia

Category: disease

 

Unfortunately, as with the rest of our body, there are many diseases that can effect our eyes. Most are obscure and exotic, and few of us will ever experience them outside of medical textbooks.

There are, however, a small handful of diseases that are part of the common experience.  We list most of them here along with consice definitions and relevant information so that you can be better informed. Whether it's you or it's a loved one is experiencing eye problems, you owe it to yourself to be better informed.

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Entries

Sep 02, 2010
Cataracts are the opaque, or milky, areas that can form in...
Jul 21, 2010
It is common for the macula to break down as one ages....
Jul 21, 2010
The macula deteriorates as one ages. Sometimes, the...
Jul 21, 2010
see “Stargardt’s Disease”
Jul 21, 2010
1 in 10,000 people has Stargardt’s disease. It is an...
Jul 21, 2010
A serous pigment epithelial detachment occurs when the...
Jul 21, 2010
A rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) occurs when the...
Jul 21, 2010
Any change in the retina due to disease or damage is called...
Jul 21, 2010
Retinitis pigmentosa is one in a group of diseases...
Jul 21, 2010
An occlusion is a blockage that occurs in a blood vessel as...