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Spots and Floaters

What are Spots and Floaters?Spots and floaters are small specks or particles within the vitreous of the eye. They generally move as you move your eyes. What are the Symptoms of Spots and Floaters? They may appear in various shapes and sizes, threadlike strands or cobwebs. How Common are Spots and Floaters? Spots and floaters [...]

By | 2012-11-01T14:14:15+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Subconjuctival Hemorrhage

What is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?A subconjunctival hemorrhage is the medical term used to describe a break in the blood vessels beneath the conjunctiva of the eye. Anytime you see visible blood in your eye, seek medical treatment from your eye doctor immediately. What are the Symptoms of a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage? Red, bloody appearing eye. How [...]

By | 2012-11-01T14:13:44+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Eye Allergies

What are Eye Allergies?Eye allergies are the result of allergic reactions affecting the eye region. Eye allergies can also trigger other problems such as asthma. What are the Symptoms of Eye Allergies? Red/Swollen eyes Itchy eyes Runny nose Headaches Sneezing/Coughing How Common are Eye Allergies? Eye allergies are very common. 30 – 50% of Americans [...]

By | 2012-11-01T14:13:07+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Retinal Detachment

What is a Retinal Detachment?A retinal detachment occurs when the retinal layer of the eye separates from the back wall of the eye What are the Symptoms of a Retinal Detachment? Sudden vision defects Blind spots Shadows in vision Floaters Flashes of light What Causes a Retinal Detachment? Retinal detachments can be caused by eye [...]

By | 2012-11-01T14:12:37+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Strabismus (struh-biz-muhs)

What is Strabismus?  Strabismus is the medical term used to describe the condition where both eyes do not look at the same place at the same time. It is also referred to as crossed eyes. The eye may turn in, out, up or down depending on the muscle(s) responsible for the strabismus.  The turned eye [...]

By | 2016-11-20T17:22:44+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Retinoblastoma (ret-noh-bla-stoh-muh)

What is Retinoblastoma?Retinoblastoma is the medical term for the most common form of childhood cancer in the eye. How Common is Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma occurs in 1 in every 20,000 children born in the United States. It is the tenth most common pediatric cancer. What Causes Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma can either be inherited or occur sporadically. Anyone [...]

By | 2012-11-01T14:10:41+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Retinitis Pigmentosa (ret-n-ahy-tis pig-men-toh-suh)

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?Retinitis pigmentosa is the medical term used to describe a group of diseases that damage the rods and cones that make up the retina of the eye. Rods tend to be affected more by retinitis pigmentosa than cones. The rods are responsible more for peripheral vision. What are the Symptoms of Retinitis [...]

By | 2016-11-20T17:22:44+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Ocular Hypertension (ok-yuh-ler hahy-per-ten-shuhn)

What is Ocular Hypertension? Ocular hypertension is a medical term used to describe an increase in the pressure of the eye without any visible damage or vision changes. Ocular hypertension is not the same as glaucoma as glaucoma patients have visual changes and optic nerve damage. Not all people with ocular hypertension develop glaucoma. Ocular [...]

By | 2012-11-01T14:09:09+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

Nystagmus (ni-stag-muhs)

What is Nystagmus?Nystagmus is the medical term used to describe a condition in which the eyes make uncontrolled movements. This movement can often times hinder normal vision. The eye movements can occur in a number of directions and patterns. What are the Symptoms of Nystagmus? Reduced vision Reduced depth perception Poor balance/coordination Head tilt What [...]

By | 2012-11-01T14:08:27+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments