EYE CONDITIONS AND DISEASES
A quick look at some of the most common eye diseases diagnosed, and often treated, at Precision Eye Group, including pink eye, glaucoma and more.
Astigmatism - This is one of the most common vision problems and it can usually be corrected with eyeglasses, contacts or refractive surgery.
Blepharitis - Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes could indicate signs of blepharitis, a treatable, but serious condition.
Cataracts - After the age of 55 it is very common to experience vision loss due to cataracts. There are now several safe and effective surgical methods to correct this problem and improve your vision.
Diabetic Retinopathy - If diabetes goes undiagnosed or untreated, vision loss and even blindness can occur.
Dry Eye Syndrome - This is a very common condition for women over the age of 40, but there are many treatment options available.
Eye Allergies - Red, itchy and swollen eyes are often a sign of allergies and should be treated.
Floaters and Spots - Occasional floaters and spots are normal and usually harmless, but if they increase or become more regular, you should see your eye doctor immediately.
Glaucoma - The most common type of glaucoma is caused by a gradual and painless increase in pressure inside the eye. Without regular visits to the eye doctor this condition can go undetected, but it can eventually lead to vision loss and even blindness.
Macular Degeneration - This vision problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over 65, and almost always increases with age.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - This very serious and contagious condition is very common among school-age children and often spreads rapidly in classrooms.
Styes - This is a common problem resulting from an infected eyelid gland, and can easily be prevented and treated.
Uveitis - This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if it is not promptly treated.