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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 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.
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.
Chronic dry eyes can be from dry air or a serious condition like diabetes or lupus. Here’s how to tell and when to see the doctor. The condition can be treated effectively by using over-the-counter rewetting drops and changing your environment.
Diabetes can cause damage to your retina, potentially leaving you blind. There are four stages of diabetic retinopathy, and it's crucial to get treatment right away before it progresses to the next stage.
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.
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.
Some causes of yellow eyes are mild and easy to treat. But yellow eyes can also be a sign that you have an underlying condition—such as anemia or hepatitis—that must be treated by a doctor.
Scratched eye can result from trauma to the eye, infection, surgery, or dryness and often heals on its own. Here’s how to treat it and when to see the doctor.
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.

Vision issues

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 & Treatment

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

Eye discharge is common, but when there is pain or sensitivity, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. Here’s how to self-treat eye discharge and when to go to the doctor.
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