The most common eye conditions and diseases are:


Diabetic Eye Care

What can I do, as a patient, to minimize the risk of experiencing eye changes from diabetes? Keep weight in the normal range. Perform aerobic exercise for 20 minutes on a regular basis three times a week. Maintain dietary restrictions as appropriate: consult a dietician. Have your blood pressure checked and maintained at less than … Continue reading “Diabetic Eye Care”

Dry Eyes

My eyes water, how can I have dry eyes? Dry eyes are the decline in the quantity or quality of the tears bathing your eye.  In other words you can have dry eye if you don’t make enough tears, and you can have dry eye if the tears you make don’t “do the job”. If … Continue reading “Dry Eyes”


Glaucoma is a collection of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve. If left untreated, it can cause blindness. Three million Americans suffer from glaucoma, and only one-half of those with the disease realize they have it. Glaucoma generally develops without early symptoms and usually progresses slowly. It can steal your eyesight very gradually. Fortunately, … Continue reading “Glaucoma”

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is damage or degeneration of the macular of the eye. The macula is the small, central area of the retina that allows us to see fine details clearly. Aging and thinning of the tissues of the macula cause macular degeneration. Vision loss is generally gradual. In some cases, abnormal blood vessels develop and … Continue reading “Macular Degeneration”


Optic neuritis

Ptosis (pronounced toes-sis, the “P” is silent)

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It … Continue reading “Ptosis (pronounced toes-sis, the “P” is silent)”

Optic Neuropathy

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