Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a serious condition that can cause irreversible vision loss without effective treatment. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about AMD that may cause patients to ignore their symptoms or receive the wrong diagnosis. [Read more…]
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes difficult viewing distant-range objects, while nearby objects remain clear. The condition typically emerges in childhood. Since vision is a huge part of learning and social development, it’s important that childhood myopia is diagnosed promptly and treated effectively. [Read more…]
Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited retinal disease that can cause blindness. This rare eye disorder can cause severe vision loss among infants, affecting two to three infants per 100,000 births. Fortunately, new medical treatment for this condition has recently been developed. In today’s post, your glaucoma doctor from EyeSite of The Villages discusses how gene therapy can help treat inherited retinal problems.
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.
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.
Uncontrolled and consistent high blood pressure may lead to a vascular condition known as hypertension. Without effective treatment, this can cause other health complications, including ocular hypertension, also known as hypertensive retinopathy. Read on as your expert cataract doctor from EyeSite of The Villages sheds light on this condition.