Eye Diseases & Conditions

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Intraocular lens implants (IOLs) have been used since 1949. Physicians at Wills Eye were the first in the United States to perform the implant procedure in 1952, and millions of these procedures have been performed since then. Present-day IOLs have...
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The most common reason diamond burr polishing of Bowman’s membrane is performed is for painful recurrent corneal erosions not responding to medical therapy. It is performed in the office using topical anesthesia. The surface layer of the cornea is...
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Heaviness or sagging of the eyebrow places weight on the upper lid. Sometimes referred to as "heavy" or "droopy" eyebrows. Brow lift surgery is performed to reposition the eyebrow and decrease the redundant skin in order to improve one's appearance and...
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Individuals who have "droopy" eyelids have a condition called "ptosis" (pronounced "toe-sis"). This occurs when the tiny muscle that lifts the eyelid becomes weak or slack, causing the upper eyelid to hang too low over the eye.  People can be born...
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An electroretinogram is a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the function of the retina, the light-sensitive lining on the back of the eye where light is focused. The retina can be affected by several different conditions that can lead to serious...
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When the lower eyelid turns outward, this condition is called ectropion. When the lid turns inward, this is called entropion. When someone experiences entropion, the eyelid skin and eyelashes rub against the eye, leading to excessive tearing, mucous...
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Enucleation refers to the surgical removal of an eye. This procedure is generally recommended only when there is no other choice. Enucleation is performed for several different reasons: to remove a malignant tumor that has developed within the eye; to...
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The most common type of strabismus is esotropia, which occurs when either one or both eyes turn in toward the nose. Some children are born with this condition. Alternatively, it can start at about age two and a half. When esotropia occurs in these older...
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Eyes that continually water may be making too many tears or can have damage to the lacrimal drainage system, the part of the eye that is responsible for collecting and draining tears. Normally, our eyes have a baseline level of moisture and tear when we...
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Certain conditions involving the front layers of the cornea can be treated with excimer laser PTK. Abnormal corneal lesions, such as keratoconus nodules or Salzmann’s nodular degeneration respond well to PTK. Many inherited corneal opacities such as Reis...