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Other Eye Conditions


Amblyopia

Amblyopia Treatment | Strabismus Treatment | Blepharitis Treatment | Midtown EastAmblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is an eye condition that results in reduced vision in one eye.  When this condition occurs, the unaffected eye usually becomes stronger and suppresses the amblyopic eye, causing a permanent reduction of vision.  This condition usually develops in children before the age of six, and can significantly affect central vision if left untreated.

Strabismus

The condition occurs most commonly in children, although adults may suffer from it as well. Strabismus may be congenital or acquired and may manifest at first as double vision. If left untreated, it can lead to visual impairment, loss of binocular vision, and blindness in the weaker eye. For children, early treatment is best, preferably before the age of six.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. It is seen commonly in both children and adults. Common causes are bacteria normally found on the skin, fungal, viral or parasitic organisms. In addition, systemic disorders and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, and rosacea are also common causes.

Amblyopia Treatment | Strabismus Treatment | Blepharitis Treatment | Midtown EastThe lid contains skin, lashes and meibomian glands. The meibomian glands empty at the lid margin. They secrete oil that is part of the normal tear film. These glands are commonly involved in blepharitis, and as a result, dry eye symptoms are common. Other common symptoms are crusting along the lid margins, red and irritated lid margins, itchy eyelids, eyes that sting and blurred vision. Additionally, both styes and chalazia may occur. Treatment often includes warm compresses, lid hygiene, and antibiotic drops or ointment.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis Treatment Midtown EastThe outer most layer of the eye is called the conjunctiva. When this becomes inflamed and irritated it is called conjunctivitis. Causes can include allergies, getting material such as soap in the eye, viral and bacterial infections. One or both eyes can be affected. The most frequent cause is a viral infection which is commonly called "pink eye" because the conjunctival blood vessels dilate and give the conjunctiva a pink hue. Treatment depends on the cause.

Flashes and Floaters

Flashes and floaters are symptoms of the eye that commonly occur as a result of age-related changes to the vitreous gel. When we are born, the vitreous is firmly attached to the retina and is a thick, firm substance without much movement. But as we age, the vitreous becomes thinner and more watery, and tissue debris that was once secure in the firm gel can now move around inside the eye, casting shadows on the retina. Although flashes and floaters are common, especially as we age, it is important to see your doctor if you experience them, as they may indicate a retinal tear or hole. Your doctor can distinguish between harmless flashes and floaters, and those that may require treatment for an underlying condition.

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