Common Eye Diseases & Conditions
Glaucoma is a common eye disease that generally develops because of rising intraocular pressure (IOP). As your IOP levels rise, it places pressure on your optic nerve, which can lead to serious vision loss if not detected and treated early.
There are 3 common types of glaucoma; open-angle, closed-angle, and normal-tension. Open-angle can develop slowly over time, while closed-angle rapidly raises your IOP levels. Normal-tension glaucoma occurs without raising your IOP but can be detected during an eye exam.
For more information on glaucoma, be sure to check out our Glaucoma page!
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are 2 different diseases that specifically target your macula, a part of your retina responsible for your central vision. As the disease progresses, it can affect your ability to read, drive, or even recognize faces.
For more information on AMD, please visit our Macular Degeneration page!
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high glucose levels in your blood damage the blood vessels behind your retina, causing your retina to develop delicate vessels to help get the blood it needs. However, these vessels can break and leak fluids into your retina, causing vision loss.
For more information about diseases related to diabetes, please visit our Diabetic Eye Exams page!