Common Eye Disorders

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What are some common eye disorders?

Common Eye Disorders Tip: Some of the most common disorders in opthamology include astigmatism, cataract, glaucoma, hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia. There are many other eye disorders which may affect patients and regular eye examinations are recommended for those who want to ensure optimal eye health. Regular eye examinations can help the eye doctor recognize eye problems early on so they can treat the disorder accordingly. This will not only keep the patient comfortable, but will also help to avoid complications which may develop from failure to treat the original disorder.

Listed below are some definitions for some common opthamology disorders:

  • Astigmatism – a condition in which objects which are close as well as objects which are far away appear blurry as a result of an abnormal curvature of the cornea
  • Cataract – a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy
  • Glaucoma – damage to the optic nerve which occurs when pressure and fluid build up in the eye
  • Hyperopia – a condition in which the vision of objects at a close distance is not optimal; also called farsightedness
  • Myopia – a condition in which the vision of objects at a distance is not optimal; also called nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia – a condition in which the eye's lens becomes rigid making it difficult for the patient to focus on objects which are near



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