Common Eye Problems

What is Macular Degeneration

View VideoAge-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. Because people in this group are an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss from macular degeneration is a growing problem. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected in AMD, central vision loss may occur. Content


All About Cataracts

View VideoCataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined, according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA). A cataract may make light from the sun or a lamp seem too bright or glaring. Or you may notice when you drive at night that the oncoming headlights cause more glare than before. Colors may not appear as bright as they once did.


What is Blepharitis

View VideoBlepharitis is a very complicated term that simply means inflammation of the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow and typically affects both eyelids. It usually occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes become clogged. This leads to irritated and red eyes. Blepharitis is often a chronic condition that is difficult to treat. It can be uncomfortable and may be unsightly, but it is not contagious.


Why Do I My Eyes Always Feel Dry?

View VideoDry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to inflammation of the eye tissues. Dry eye syndrome has many causes. It occurs as a part of the natural aging process (especially during menopause in women) and is a side effect of many medications.


What is Glaucoma?

View VideoGlaucoma refers to a group of related eye disorders that all cause damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma usually has few or no initial symptoms. Because most cases of glaucoma have few or no early symptoms, about half of Americans with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the U.S. (behind macular degeneration), and the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide (behind cataracts). This is why regular eye care and vision check ups are crucial in monitoring your vision health.


How Do I Know I Have Computer Vision Syndrome?

View VideoComputers, tablets, e-readers, smartphones and other electronic devices with visual displays all can cause tired eyes, digital eye strain and computer vision syndrome. Computer-related eye problems have become widespread: according to The Vision Council, nearly 70 percent of American adults experience some form of digital eye strain. Our doctors at The Eye Group can help with a wide range of treatments for Computer Vision Syndrome in today’s digital world.