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Conditions & Diseases of the Eye

Comprehensive Eye Exams are recommended each year to ensure your eyes are void of infection and eye diseases. Below is a list of common eye diseases and conditions of the eye. Call our office at 780.453.5220 to book an eye exam and have your eyes examined by one of our highly qualified optometrists to rule out any these eyes diseases that may have damaging affects to your vision and eye health.

Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Lazy eye is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during childhood. Lazy eye is also called amblyopia.

Aniscoria

Is when your pupils have different sizes

Blepharitis

An inflammation (swelling) of the eyelids, where the upper and lower eyelids become coated with oily particles and bacteria near the base of the eyelashes. Blepharitis causes irritation, itchiness, redness, and stinging or burning of the eye.

Cataracts

Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens, causing vision problems.

Chalazia and Styes

A chalazion is a lump on the eyelid caused by enlarged oil-producing gland in the eyelid. A stye is also a lump on the eyelid, usually caused by an infected eyelash follicle.

If you feel you may have one of the above eye conditions or would like more information, call our optometrist for a consultation in order to have your eyes treated properly, because we care.

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Anatomy of the Eye

Anatomy of the Eye