Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries the image from the eyes to the brain. Anything causing damage to the optic nerve will adversely affect vision. A normal eye circulates a clear liquid, called aqueous humor, inside the eye. It is a continuous process, with fluid being constantly produced and drained from the eye. In people with glaucoma, something causes the drainage system to be blocked, resulting in a build-up of fluid pressure within the inner eye. This pressure can damage delicate optic nerve fibers, causing blind spots to develop.
If the entire nerve is destroyed, blindness results.
Diabetic Eye Diseases
People with diabetes mellitus are not able to process sugar properly. When diabetes is not controlled, high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina. This condition is known as diabetic retinopathy and can be sight threatening. Diabetes also increases the risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma.
Other Eye Disease Treatments
Headache, one of the most common health complaints, is not usually caused by eyestrain or by vision problems. Most headaches fall into one of three groups: muscle contraction, migraine, or disease of the head, eyes, ears, or teeth
A red eye is not always as minor as it may seem. Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle layer of the wall of the eye. This layer contains many blood vessels and provides nourishment to the eye. Inflammation of the uvea can cause damage to eyesight in several different ways
Learn more about these retinal diseases that can affect your vision and your eye health.
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Cystoid Macular Edema
- Floaters & Flashes
Diseases of the Lids and Lashes
Learn more about these diseases of the lids and lashes that can affect your vision and your eye health.
- Dry Eye
- PTOSIS (Drooping Eyelids)