September 1, 2014

Recognize These Common Eye Conditions

Almost 30% of American adults don't get their eyes checked.
The eye is made up of numerous components.
This patient has acute angle closure glaucoma.
The eye of this patient with cataracts shows a clouding of the lens of the eye, impairing normal vision.
Mild age-related macular degeneration is shown with the presence of drusen (yellow deposits) in the macular region
This retinal detachment patient shows separation of the retina from its underlying tissue at the back of the eye (right side)
Creamy white or thick yellow drainage from the eye is a symptom of bacterial infection
Symptoms and signs of uveitis include redness, irritation, blurred vision, eye pain, increased sensitivity to light, and floating spots.
Severe allergic eye symptoms and are a common reason for visits to the allergist or ophthalmologist.
A sty is a tender, painful red bump located at the base of an eyelash or inside the eyelid.
Keratoconus is a condition in which the normal pressure inside the eye makes the cornea bulge outward like a cone, causing distorted vision.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids.
A chalazion is a tiny lump of the upper or lower eyelid caused by inflammation of a gland of the lid.
Symptoms of a corneal ulcer include red eyes, pain, feeling like something is in the eye, tearing, pus/thick discharge, blurry vision, pain from bright lights, swollen eyelids, or a white or gray round spot on the cornea.
This photograph of a patient with diabetic retinopathy shows two blot hemorrhages (long arrow), a micro-aneurysm (short arrow), and a group of hard exudates (arrowhead).
Strabismus (crossed eyes) is a condition in which the eyes are not parallel and appear to be looking in different directions.
Floaters are deposits of condensation that cause people to see floating spots.
Medically termed hyperopia, farsightedness is the ability to see distant objects more clearly than close objects as shown in this image.
Nearsightedness (myopia) is the ability to see near objects more clearly than distant objects as shown in this photo.
An distorted image portraying how a person with astigmatism may see.
An example of the pseudoisochromatic plate test (also known as the Ishihara color test) to test for color blindness. The number 74 should be visible within the circle of dots.
An eye-care professional examines a woman's eyes.

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Reviewed by Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

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