When it comes to your optical health, there are a variety of eye conditions and optometric diseases which can affect the health of your eyes. At Georgia Vision Center we offer a variety of diagnostic services and treatment options to manage these conditions and diseases.
Common Eye Conditions
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) – A lazy eye (also known as amblyopia) is an eye condition in which vision in one eye is reduced due to the brain and eye not working together. The affected eye will look completely normal; however, the vision has been reduced because the brain favors the other eye.
- Blepharitis – Blepharitis is an eye condition which results in inflammation of the eyelid and can affect tear production, the eyelid, and even eyelashes. It is typically caused by poor hygiene of the eyelids, bacterial infections, allergic reactions and oil gland dysfunction.
- Cataracts – Cataracts is an eye condition which causes the lens of the eye to become opaque, resulting in blurred vision. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly over time and are described as looking through a foggy window.
- Computer Vision Syndrome – With computers, mobile phones, and tablets becoming so popular, computer vision syndrome—an eye condition which results in blurry vision, watery eyes, and headache—is becoming much more common.
- Dry Eye Syndrome – Dry eye syndrome is an eye condition that is caused by a chronic lack of tears, sufficient lubrication, and moisture in the eyes. Dry eyes often result in light sensitivity, burning eyes but may also cause blurred vision.
- Strabismus – Strabismus (also known as being cross-eyed) is an eye condition which causes the eyes to look in different directions at the same time. This can result in the eyes being turned upward, downward, inward or even in different directions.
Common Eye Diseases
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – Conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) is an infection or inflammation of the “conjunctiva” (the outer, protective membrane of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. It is highly contagious and should be treated immediately.
- Diabetic Eye Disease – “Diabetic eye disease” is a term used for a group of eye conditions which are the result of having diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. Left untreated, diabetic eye diseases can result in permanent vision loss.
- Glaucoma – Glaucoma characterizes a group of eye conditions that often cause increased pressure in the eye, damage to the optic nerve and gradual loss of sight. When left untreated, glaucoma often leads to permanent blindness. However, medications and treatment can halt the progression of vision loss.
- Macular Degeneration – Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease which results in vision loss in the center of the field of vision. Although reversing the damage is not possible, certain things can be done to reduce the risk of macular degeneration progressing.
Think that you or a loved one may be experiencing an eye condition or disease? Schedule an appointment with Georgia Vision Center; we’d be happy to perform an eye exam near you to diagnose any condition or disease and develop a treatment plan.