In the old days, eye care specialists had limited equipment to detect sight-threatening diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, nowadays a glaucoma doctor can accurately diagnose different eye conditions through advanced technology.
Many people confuse chalazia with styes, but these are two different eye problems. The main reason for this confusion is they both appear on the eyelids. Your glaucoma doctor can easily distinguish a chalazion from a stye. A chalazion appears as a large bump on the underside of the eyelid or behind the eyelashes. A stye, on the other hand, forms on the inner rim and tends to be smaller than a chalazion.
Have you ever noticed spots, strands or squiggly lines floating about in your field of vision when you look at something bright like a blue sky? These are “floaters,” and in most cases they are harmless and can usually be ignored.
Have you ever experienced an episode of involuntary eye twitching? Also known as myokymia, this is a common occurrence characterized by a repetitive, involuntary movement of the muscles of the lower eyelid of one of your eyes. Your local eye doctor explains this condition further below.
Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Unfortunately, widespread misconceptions about cataracts can get in the way of proper treatment.
Over three million Americans have glaucoma, an eye condition that develops due to increased pressure within your eyes. Without effective treatment, this condition can lead to irreversible vision loss.
Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, can cause various complications, such as hypertensive retinopathy. This is why hypertensive patients are advised to have regular eye exams. Today, EyeSite of The Villages, your leading provider of quality eyeglasses and other eye care services, explains everything you need to know about this condition.