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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.
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.
Sudden blurry vision in one eye can be caused from abnormally high blood pressure, abnormally low blood pressure within the eye, or trauma from an injury. Glaucoma, optic nerve disease, and a stroke can cause sudden vision loss in one eye and should be treated immediately.
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.
Anterior uveitis is an inflammatory condition that damages the middle layer of the eye. It may be the result of an eye problem or it may be a symptom of an inflammatory process affecting multiple parts of the body. 20-40% of people with an arthritis condition called ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis develop anterior uveitis. Read below on different parts of the eye that can have uveitis, accompanying symptoms, major categories of anterior uveitis causes, and treatment options that doctors may prescribe.
It's hard to ignore pain the eyes, as they are among the most sensitive of all our organs. Pain in one eye ranges in causes and severity, and has a variety of associated characteristics, such as swelling, fever, blurred vision, and more. Read more below to learn about pain in one eye.
Redness around the eyes can be caused by an inflamed eyelid, allergies, or a stye. Red rashes or dry skin around the eyes can be caused by eczema or dermatitis. Read now for more information on what causes red around the eyes and treatment options.