Conditions



Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, usually located where the eyelashes are attached. It can cause red, irritated, and itchy eyelids. Occasionally, you may notice flaky, dandruff-like scales on the eyelashes. It is a disorder usually caused by a bacteria or a skin condition such as…



Cataract

The natural lens of the eye helps to focus light on the retina inside the eye to produce clear images. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens as people age. A cataract can also be caused from an eye injury, certain diseases, certain medications or long-term exposure to sunlight. It…



Chalazion

A Chalazion is a lump on the eyelid that forms due to the blockage and swelling of an oil gland in the eyelid. The oil produced can become thick and is unable to flow out of the gland, creating a lump on the eyelid. It may appear as a red, tender, swollen area on the eyelid, but usually switches…



Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the outer most clear layer of the eye and also lines the underside of the eyelid. Some common symptoms of conjunctivitis are redness of the white of the eye, excessive watering, thick yellow or green discharge…



Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body’s abiltiy to use and store sugar. It can, also, cause other health problems, including affecting the eyes. Diabetic Retinopathy is a serious condition in the eyes that can occur in people with diabetes. Over time, it can affect the…



Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when there when your eyes do not produce enough of your lubricating tears. There are two kinds of tears that are produced by your eyes. The first kind, lubricating tears, contain oil, nutrient proteins, mucous, water, and antibodies which help to nourish and protect the…



Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease in which the pressure inside the eye builds up and cannot drain. This pressure can cause damage to the optic nerve inside the eye. The optic nerve is the part of the eye that carries images we see to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve occurs, blind spots can develop…



Keratoconus

Keratoconus occurs when your cornea thins and gradually bulges forward into the shape of a cone. Keratoconus usually develops in people ages 10 to 25 with symptoms occuring in late teens to late 20s. If you have a family history of keratoconus, you may have a higher chance of developing it….



Ocular Hypertension

Ocular Hypertension is an increase in the pressure inside your eyes above the normal range with no detectable change in vision or damage to the eyes. It has no noticeable signs or symptoms. People with ocular hypertension can develop glaucoma, so it is important to have regular examinations to…



Pterygium/Pinguecula

A pinguecula is a small growth of tissue on the conjunctiva (the clear lining that covers the white part of the eye), usually on the side closest to the nose. It may be caused by a response to a chronic eye irritation or sunlight. No treatment is necessary unless it becomes inflamed or causes…