Common Eye Problems

Eyes are responsible for detecting light and converting them as neural impulses to form images on the cornea. Well, we often take them for granted and ignore taking note of the little care and hygiene habits we should follow for a sound eye health. When eye problems manifest themselves in the most serious forms, it is often beyond any amendment. Not all eye infections are hazardous though. Some of the eye problems are temporary and the healing process occurs naturally without any strong medication. If the problem persists for long, it is suggested that you should consult your eye care practitioner immediately. In the meantime, take appropriate eye protection like using artificial tears, eye drops, using sunglasses and discontinue using contact lenses (if you use them) immediately.

Following are some of the most common eye problems;

  • Eye Twitching (or Blepharospasm) is a blinking disorder caused by stress, pink eye, fatigue, nervous disorder, or staring at the television or computer screen for very long.
  • Stye Eye Infection is caused by blockage in the hair follicle of an eyelash.
  • Astigmatism or irregular cornea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis, an acute corneal infection resulting pain and infection.
  • Adies tonic pupil condition 
  • Coloboma  
  • Corneal ulcers 
  • Amblyopia or lazy eye
  • Blepharitis causing inflammation of the eyelid margins.
  • Color Blindness  
  • Computer Eye Strain 
  • Corneal Haze  resulting in hazy vision
  • Diabetic Retinopathy  
  • Diplopia or double vision.
  • Drusen or deposits on the retina 
  • Ectropion that manifests itself by an outward turning eyelid.
  • Eye Allergies
  • Eye Floaters 
  • Eye stroke due to blood vessel occlusion in the eye.
  • Glaucoma Fluid pressure building up inside the eye and resulting in a permanent damage.
  • Iritis characterized by the inflammation of the iris
  • Keratitis  
  • Keratoconus or conical shaping of cornea.
  • Macular degeneration which is common in old people
  • Macular hole or hole in the light sensitive macular area of the retina.
  • Nystagmus resulting in involuntary eye movements.
  • Ocular Migraine that gives rise to different visual problems
  • Ocular Rosacea, an eye condition related to acne.
  • Orbital Cellulitis, a serious eye infection
  • Pink Eye  
  • Poor Night Vision  
  • Ptosis or drooping eyelid.
  • Puffy Eyes due to fatigue or poor general health.
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa, pigmentary eye disease causing reduced vision which is generally inherited.
  • Sjogrens Syndrome
  • Starbursts, a complication caused after Lasik surgery
  • Strabismus causing squint or turn in the eye.
  • Uveitis Inflammation 
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