The macula is a part of the retina in the back of the eye that ensures clear and sharp central vision. Macular degeneration varies widely in severity. For some people, the disease causes only slight distortion. In the worst cases, it can lead to a complete loss of central vision, making reading or driving impossible.
A cataract is defined as a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. The lens is about the size and shape of an M&M candy and sits just behind the colored part of the eye or iris. When we are born, the lens is clear but with age it becomes clouded and the vision gets blurry (cataract).More >> Physicians at The Eye Clinic specialize in the treatment of diseases and injuries to the cornea. The cornea is the clear front of the eye that transmits light to the interior of the eye, allowing us to see clearly. Corneal injury, disease or hereditary conditions can cause clouding, distortion and scarring. With its ability for quick repair, the cornea usually heals after most injury or disease.More >> Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the eye. It can cause permanent loss of eyesight and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. But if a person with diabetes receives proper eye care regularly, and treatment when necessary, vision loss can be prevented.More >> Dry Eye is actually a collection of symptoms that make up an eye condition that stems from an imbalance in the quantity or quality of tears. These symptoms include dry, red, gritty, and even watery eyes. Often, Dry Eye sufferers report the feeling of something foreign within the eye or eye strain.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It is a disease of the optic nerve, the part of the eye responsible for carrying the images we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made up of huge numbers of nerve fibers. Glaucoma causes increased pressure within the eye, resulting in damage to these nerve fibers.More >> Low vision is not the same as blindness or traditional vision problems that can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Low vision is vision that does not allow you do to the things that you need to do. This is different for different people and may include the inability to distinguish colors, the loss of visual activity, blurred, obstructed or spotty vision, and the loss of visual fields, such as "tunnel vision."More >> Physicians at The Eye Clinic provide comprehensive family eye care, including specialized treatment that may be required by infants and children.More >>