Astigmatism is a vision condition in which light entering the eye is unable to be brought to a single focus, resulting in vision being blurred at all distances. Astigmatism is not a disease, but rather, a vision condition that is quite common. It often occurs in conjunction with other refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids which can cause irritation, itching and crusting of the eyelashes and a red eye. This condition is often recurrent and can develop at any time during our lifetime.
When the normally clear lens within the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, it is called a cataract. Cataracts vary from extremely small areas of cloudiness to large opaque areas that cause a noticeable loss of vision.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin, transparent layer covering the surface of the inner eyelid and a portion of the front of the eye. This condition appears in many forms and can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergic reactions.
Diabetes can affect many parts of the eye. Diabetes can cause changes in the refractive error. It can result in cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, and decreased corneal sensitivity. Visual symptoms of diabetes include blurring of vision, occasional double vision, night vision problems and flashes and floaters within the eyes. Sometimes early signs of diabetes are detected in comprehensive optometric examinations. The most serious eye problems associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy resulting in blood leakage in the retina.
The tears your eyes normally produce are necessary for overall eye health and clear vision. Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears. The most common signs and symptoms include stinging, itchy, scratchy, burning and sometimes “watering” of the eyes.