Conjunctivitis is swelling or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids. Conjunctivitis is caused when the conjunctiva is exposed to bacteria and other irritants. Most cases of Conjunctivitis are caused by viruses. Viral Conjuctivitis is more commonly known as “pink eye” and is easily spread, especially among children.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus, which causes abnormalities in the tiny blood vessels nourishing the retina. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among adults. Approxiamtaely 25% of currect diabetics have some form of the disease.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. It is estimated that three million Americans have glaucoma, but only about half of them know that they have glaucoma. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition among people age 50 and older. It is a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. It gradually destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly.
A Stye is characterized as a red tender bump on the eyelid that is caused by an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid. These infections can sometimes be painful, but they generally heal on their own.