Eye Diseases & Conditions

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting people age 50 years and older.  The condition may be associated with central vision loss such as loss of the ability to read, to drive a car, or see someone’s face if it...
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Blepharitis means inflammation of the eyelids. Blepharitis is often divided into anterior (involving the front aspect of the eyelids including the lashes) and posterior (involving the eyelid margin including the Meibomian glands). In reality, many eyes...
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What is it? Arteries carry blood from the heart to various body parts and veins return it.  The retina has one major artery and one major vein, which is called the central retinal vein.  Sometimes branches of this vein can be blocked. ...
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If the lens becomes cloudy, the light reaching the retina is blurred and distorted, and your vision is affected. This clouded lens is called a cataract, and it must be removed before vision can be restored. A clouded lens can be compared to a window that...
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  What is it? Arteries carry blood from the heart to various body parts, and veins return it.  The retina has one major artery and one major vein, which is called the central retinal vein.  Sometimes this vein can be blocked suddenly to...
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Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a condition that causes fluid to build up underneath the center of the retina (Macula). Fluid leaks from the blood vessel layer under the retina called the choroid. It is more common in men and typically occurs...
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Melanoma can occur in several regions of the eye including the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. These regions are collectively known as the uvea. Uveal melanoma is the leading primary eye cancer in adults. It typically arises in mid-life in both men and...
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Choroidal metastasis is a seed of cancer that started in a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the eye by bloodflow. The majority of choroidal metastases originate from breast cancer in women and lung cancer in men. About 25% of patients who...
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Choroidal nevus is the most common intraocular tumor, occurring in about seven percent of adults. Most patients have no symptoms and these lesions are discovered on routine eye examination. Although it may be congenital, choroidal nevus is not typically...
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Conjunctival lymphoma is a form of cancer but it is usually quite low grade and patients tend to do well with a slow course. Lymphoma is a cancer of the cells that fight infection (B- and T-cells) and can occur anywhere in the body. On the eye,...