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What Is Coats Disease?

Coats disease, which involves leaky abnormal retinal blood vessels, usually affects young boys. It can often lead to partial vision loss in one eye....

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Eye Pain

Learn about eye pain, what may be causing it, including corneal abrasion, a stye, pink eye, tear duct infection, or dry eye, and related treatments....

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Eye Floaters

Symptoms of eye floaters can include specks, cobwebs and other strands that drift across your vision. Learn what causes these and how to treat them....

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Ptosis: Drooping Eyelid

Learn about the symptoms of ptosis, such as drooping upper lid, head tilting, eye tiredness, blurry vision, trouble blinking, and more. With ptosis,...

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Red Eye

Learn about conditions associated with red eyes, why these cause redness, what tests can help get to the root, and how to combat red eyes. Red eyes...

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What Is Leukocoria?

Leukocoria is a white or otherwise discolored pupil that can be caused by retinal abnormalities, lens issues, congenital problems, infection, and...

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Is It Pink Eye or Allergies?

Pink eye and allergies have very similar symptoms such as itchy, red eyes. However, pink eye is contagious. Here’s how to distinguish them. Pink...

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7 Types of Retinal Eye Disease

The retina is a tissue layer that digests light and sends messages to the brain. Some eye diseases just affect vision, others can lead to blindness....

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Managing Photosensitivity With Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP)

Sun sensitivity is an unfortunate and extreme symptom of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). Learn tips for better management and improved quality...

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What Is Purtscher Retinopathy?

Purtscher retinopathy involves damage to the retina that can occur after trauma or with disease. This may cause a sudden decrease in central vision....

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What Causes Dimness of Vision?

Suddenly dim vision can be caused by eye issues such as amblyopia, optic neuritis, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts...

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What Is Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia?

Internuclear ophthalmoplegia impacts the ability to move your eyes sideways. It can be caused by many factors that damage eye nerve fibers. With...

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Why Am I Seeing Black Spots?

Seeing spots can occur in anyone over the age of 50. If they continuously occur, they may be a sign of a retinal tear or a bigger issue. Do you...

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What Are Visual Distortions?

Visual distortions, or visual disturbances, cause changes in eyesight such as blurry or wavy vision. Here is why your eyes are not working as they...

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Types of Retinopathy

There are different types of retinopathy, including diabetic, hypertensive, or retinopathy of prematurity. Causes and symptoms can vary greatly. At...

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What Causes Fluid Behind the Retina?

Fluid behind the retina can collect secondary to macular edema, central serous retinopathy, diabetes, and other diseases. The retina at the back of...

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How Central Serous Retinopathy Is Treated

Central serous retinopathy does not always require treatment. Eye doctors may choose to treat it if it is severe or recurring. Central serous...

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Central Serous Retinopathy: Causes and Risk Factors

Little is known about the cause of central serous retinopathy, but risk factors include being male, experiencing stress, and using corticosteroids....

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Central Serous Retinopathy Symptoms

Symptoms of central serous retinopathy can include blurry vision and reduced color perception. Central serous retinopathy is a buildup of fluid under...

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Blepharitis vs. Stye: What Are the Differences?

Blepharitis and styes can both cause eyelid irritation and swelling. However, they have different symptoms, causes, and treatments. There are several...

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What Is Staphylococcal Blepharitis?

Staphylococcal blepharitis is a type of blepharitis caused by staphylococcus bacteria. It's an eye infection that causes inflammation and...

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What Is Neovascularization in the Eye?

Neovascularization refers to the growth of new blood vessels. Here's how that affects certain eye conditions and diseases. Neovascularization...

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What Is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids in which they become red, irritated, and itchy. It can be caused by bacteria or blockages in oil glands....

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Ocular Albinism: Overview and More

Ocular albinism is caused by a lack of pigment in the eyes. Find out more about ocular albinism symptoms, causes, and treatment. Ocular albinism is...

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How Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Is Diagnosed

Learn about diagnosing meibomian gland dysfunction, including self-checks, physical examinations, lab tests, imaging, and differential diagnoses....

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How Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is Treated

How to treat meibomian gland dysfunction with home remedies, over-the-counter therapies, prescriptions, special procedures and alternative medicine....

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Why Do Your Eyes Feel Dry and Gritty?

If you're complaining that your eyes feel like they are full of sand, here are the reasons why you may feel like you have gritty eyes. Many...

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Macular Hole Symptoms and Treatment

A macular hole is a hole in the eye's macula. It is a highly specialized area of the central retina that gives us the ability to see fine detail....

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