Eye injuries range from relatively minor blows to your eye to more severe issues where your cornea is damaged. If you experience discomfort in your eyes for an extended period, schedule an exam to rule out serious injury and prevent permanent damage.
Learn more about eye conditions
Knowing about the types of different eye conditions, and how they can be treated, is an important part of your overall eye health. Pearland Eye Care's staff is dedicated to ensuring that you're properly educated. You should know about all of the following conditions. If you want to learn more, just call or schedule an appointment.
Acanthamoeba Keratitis - Poor contact lens hygiene often causes this rare but serious eye infection.
Allergies - Itchy, red, swollen, tearing eyes may mean eye allergies.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) - Amblyopia (or "lazy eye") is a vision development problem in infants and young children that can lead to permanent vision loss. Learn the symptoms, causes and treatments.
Bell's Palsy - This condition causes sudden paralysis of one side of the face. Because of inability to blink, you may develop severe dry eye.
Blepharitis - Inflammation of the eyelids can cause chronic eye irritation, tearing, foreign body sensation and crusty debris.
Cataracts - If you live long enough, it's likely you eventually will notice cloudy vision from cataracts.
Chalazion - A swollen bump in the eyelid could be a chalazion. Learn about causes and treatments.
Color Blindness - Learn the varieties of color deficiency and how to cope in our color-coded world.
Corneal Ulcer - Treatment may help prevent scarring on your eye.
Detached Retina - Flashes of light and floating spots are classic warning signs of a detached retina — get them checked out ASAP.
Dry Eye Syndrome - Why eyes get dry. Read about eye drops, tear duct (punctal) plugs and nutritional supplements for more eye moisture.
Eye Occlusions (Eye Strokes) - Sudden vision loss can occur when a clot or blockage interrupts blood flow to vital eye structures.
Eye Twitching - Eyelid twitches, tics and spasms are maddening.
Floaters, Flashes and Spots - Eye floaters and flashes may be harmless, or they may signal a serious problem, (detached retina.)
Macular Hole - Suddenly blurry or distorted vision, especially in seniors and diabetics, may mean a macular hole.
Nystagmus - Uncontrollable eye movements from nystagmus often have neurological causes.
Ocular Migraine - Ocular migraine causes a sensation of looking through shattered glass.
Ocular Rosacea - How to solve eye and eyelid irritation.
Optic Neuritis and Optic Neuropathy - An inflamed optic nerve can cause blurry vision and blind spots.
Photophobia (Light Sensitivity) - Bright lights causes irritation.
Pinguecula and Pterygium - Pingueculae and pterygia are growths on the eye.
Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid) - Upper eyelid becomes swollen and affects vision.
Red Eyes - Red eyes can be caused by allergies, eye infections and eye injuries. Learn more causes of red eye and how to treat bloodshot eyes.
Sjogren's Syndrome - Dry eye is a common symptom of this autoimmune disorder.
Strabismus - Key facts about strabismus and crossed eyes, including causes and treatments (strabismus surgery, vision therapy and orthoptics).
Stye - What causes styes in your eyelid — and how to prevent and treat them.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage - Sudden redness in the white of your eye may be a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
Swollen Eyelids - Swollen eyes have many causes. Here are tips for prevention and treatment.
Uveitis - Painful inflammation of the uvea causes light sensitivity, floaters and blurred vision.
Learn more about eye diseases
CMV Retinitis - About 80 percent of adults have been exposed to the cytomegalovirus (CMV), but it mostly affects people with poor immune systems, such as AIDS patients.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - What you can do about redness, swelling, itching and tearing of pink eye.
Diabetic Retinopathy - Diabetes causes sight-threatening retinal degradation.
Eye Herpes - Ocular herpes is a recurrent viral infection that may lead to serious vision loss. Read how herpes of the eye is transmitted and treated.
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy - Causes loss of vision and clouding of the cornea due to degeneration of the corneal endothelium and corneal edema.
Glaucoma - Glaucoma damages the optic nerve and diminishes the field of vision.
Keratoconus - Special contact lenses can help this condition that changes the shape of your eye.
Macular Dystrophy - Central vision loss can be associated with this inherited eye disease.
Ocular Hypertension - High eye pressure has no symptoms, but can be easily detected in an eye exam. Learn what can be done to prevent glaucoma and possible eye damage.
Retinitis Pigmentosa - Poor night vision and a narrowing field of vision beginning in childhood herald this rare disorder. Can vitamin A and beta carotene help?
Stargardt's Disease (STGD) - Children and young people can develop Stargardt's disease, often leading to central vision loss.
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