Eyes

With just one glance, your eyes allow you to take in what’s happening around you—or reflect your inner self. They shine with happiness and shed tears when you’re sad. Stay clear-sighted by protecting your eyes from aging, wear-and-tear, and other ocular issues.

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Eye Redness: Causes & When to See a Doctor
Eye redness is almost never serious on its own but could be worrisome if accompanied by eye pain or vision disturbance. Read about 10 conditions that can cause eye redness, and how to treat them.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that leads to a slow progressive vision loss. It affects the central part of your vision field. AMD causes the retina to deteriorate and leads to blindness.

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Dry Eyes
Dry eyes are a common condition that result in a gritty, dry feeling in the eyes especially when blinking. Most often, the condition can be treated effectively by using over-the-counter rewetting drops and modifying your environment.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms by Stage, Treatments, & Prevention
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Symptoms include blurriness, floaters, and dark areas in vision.

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Eye Pain: What Are the Causes and How to Treat Eye Pain
The eye can be affected by painful problems like irritation, injury or infection. Figure out the cause of your right & left eye pain symptoms and relief options.

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Cataract: Understand the Causes & What to Expect with Surgery
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Symptoms include blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night, glare, difficulty discerning colors, and increased nearsightedness. The only treatment option is the surgical replacement of the old lens with a synthetic lens.

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Vision issues

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  • Most cases of blurry vision are caused by disorders of refraction (how the eye focuses light), and these can be treated by getting a good eye exam and making sure your glasses and contact lenses are the appropriate prescription for you. Read about other conditions that cause blurry vision.

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Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis): 10 Causes, Treatments & Statistics

Drooping of one or both eyelids can interfere with vision if severe. In some cases it is present from birth and in others it has a gradual or rapid onset.

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Swollen Eyelid: Causes and Treatments

Eyelid swelling is a common condition experienced by individuals who may be having an allergic reaction to environmental factors like pollen or food. A bacterial infection like pink eye or a stye can also cause puffy eyelids.

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Orbital Cellulitis

Orbital cellulitis is an uncommon condition in which an infection has breached or circumvented the outer portion of the eye and affected the tissues of the orbit.

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Alport Syndrome: Symptoms and How to Treat Over Time

Alport syndrome is a rare condition that is caused by a mutation in one of the genes responsible for collagen production. Follow-up with a doctor can help reduce damage to various organs affected.

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Eyelid Lump: Symptoms and Causes

The area around the eye, including the eyelid, is made up of a system of ducts and glands. There are also hair follicles for eyelashes. The ducts are vulnerable to swelling or infection, especially if contaminated from the outside. When this happens, eyelid lumps can appear. Hair follicles can also become infected.

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Eye Discharge: Should You Worry?

Eye discharge can be caused by infections of the conjunctiva, environmental allergens, or an infection from your contact lenses. Learn more about the symptoms, what can cause eye discharge, and how to treat it.

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