Some eye conditions can be indicators of deeper, underlying health problems.

Familiarity with the symptoms of common eye conditions can help you to prevent an initially minor infection or problem from becoming a major health issue. Some eye conditions can be indicators of deeper, underlying health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which with the right treatment can be managed or even eradicated. However, it is essential that you have regular general health checks, as well as regular eye tests to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

Below you’ll find summaries of common eye and vision disorders, with further detailed information available on each. These are just a few of the common eye conditions that can affect almost anyone, but any injury to any part of the eye area or eye-related problem should be checked to prevent any long-term damage.

Astigmatism

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is the optical term for more than one point of focus. ...

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Blepharitis

What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids. There are two types: Anterior blepharitis ...

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Cataracts

What are Cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye and ...

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Conjunctivitis

What is Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin ...

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Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes can lead to a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy as well as ...

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Dry Eye

What is Dry Eye? Dry eye is a common medical condition and is caused by ...

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Flashes and Floaters

What are flashes and floaters? The eye is filled with a clear, jelly-like substance called ...

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Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions where ...

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Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? The retina is the light sensitive membrane attached to the inner ...

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Myopia and Hypermetropia

Both Myopia (short-sightedness) and Hypermetropia (long-sightedness) are common eye conditions that mean light does ...

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Presbyopia

What is presbyopia? Presbyopia describes the condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability ...

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Retinoblastoma

What is Retinoblastoma? Retinoblastoma is a rare form of eye cancer which generally affects children ...

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