A cataract is a cloudiness of the lens in your eye that
prevents light from being focused clearly on the retina,
which can impair your vision. Cataracts sometimes
remain small and unnoticeable. But with more
developed cataracts, it’s like viewing the world through
a foggy window.
Cataracts typically form naturally as you age and, just
like your skin, undergo age-related changes.
a group of ocular disorders with multifactorial etiology united by a clinically
characteristic intraocular pressure-associated
optic neuropathy. This can permanently
damage vision in the affected eye(s) and
lead to blindness if left untreated
infectious disease caused by the
Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium which
produces a characteristic roughening of
the inner surface of the eyelids.
The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your
eye that senses light and sends images to your
brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the
macula. It provides the sharp, central vision
needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.
Cataracts-Surgery is the only effective method of treating vision loss
caused by cataracts. Cataract surgery is a common procedure that
involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens
makes it possible for the eye to focus
Glaucoma- Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser
surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods. The goal
of any treatment is to prevent loss of vision, as vision loss from glaucoma
Trachoma- single oral dose of antibiotic is the preferred treatment, plus
making safe water available and teaching simple cleanliness. Because
of cultural differences and widespread poverty in endemic areas, this
regimen is difficult to implement on a universal scale
Retinal Disorders-Most often used to restore vision in patients with a
damaged cornea, cornea transplants are performed more than any
other transplant operation in the nation. As experts in advanced surgical
methods, the micro surgeons at Virginia Eye Institute perform this
outpatient procedure with tremendous precision and success.