Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk for developing eye conditions as a complication their disease.
Dry eye is a common condition in which the eyes are insufficiently lubricated, leading to itching, redness and pain.
Flashes and floaters of the eye are usually the result of age-related changes to the vitreous, which is the thick gel firmly attached to the retina from birth.
Glaucoma is a group of related diseases that damage the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and possible blindness.
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a common condition in older adults and the leading cause of vision loss in people age 50 and older.
A macular hole is a hole in the macula, the sensitive part of the retina that is located at the back of the eye.
A macular pucker, also known as an epiretinal membrane, is a thin layer of scar tissue that forms over the macula, the sensitive part of the retina that is located at the back of the eye.
A pterygium is a painless, non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva, the lining that covers the white part of the eye.
Retinal detachment occurs when the retina of the eye is pulled away from the underlying tissue to which it is attached.
As a result of the aging process, the consistency of the vitreous thins and its shape changes, sometimes causing it to pull away from the retina.
Retinal vein occlusions are the second most common cause of blood vessel-related vision loss, the first being diabetic retinopathy.