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With just one glance, your eyes allow you to take in what’s happening around you—or reflect your inner self. They shine with happiness and shed tears when you’re sad. Stay clear-sighted by protecting your eyes from aging, wear-and-tear, and other ocular issues.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that leads to a slow progressive vision loss. It affects the central part of your vision field. AMD causes the retina to deteriorate and leads to blindness.

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Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by a buildup of fluid and pressure in the eye. Treating it early with medicated eye drops can help prevent complications like vision loss.

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Double vision is when you see two overlapping images instead of a single normal image. Double vision can be sudden and cause nausea, dizziness and headaches. Learn more about the causes.

If your eyes hurt when you move them, this may be caused by damage to the cornea, also known as corneal abrasion. Read below for more information on why you may have eye pain with movement and how to find relief.

Drooping of one or both eyelids can interfere with vision if severe. In some cases it is present from birth and in others it has a gradual or rapid onset.

Common issues such as dry eye and eye strain can make you sensitive to light. But it can also be a sign of serious conditions, such as brain inflammation and retinal attachment.

Eye discharge is common, but when there is pain or sensitivity, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. Here’s how to self-treat eye discharge and when to go to the doctor.

Allergies and lack of sleep are the most common culprits, but conditions such as hypothyroidism can also make the under-eye area look dark. There are several types of treatments available, ranging from eye cream to advanced procedures like chemical peels.

Find out how to treat your chronically dry eyes

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Find out how to treat your viral conjunctivitis

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Find out how to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)

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A bruised eye is a common symptom resulting from trauma from a direct injury to the face, or surgery. Read below for more information on causes, how long a black eye will last, and treatment options.

Scratched eye can result from trauma to the eye, infection, surgery, or dryness and often heals on its own. Here’s how to treat it and when to see the doctor.

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Most cases of blurry vision are caused by disorders of refraction (how the eye focuses light), and these can be treated by getting a good eye exam and making sure your glasses and contact lenses are the appropriate prescription for you. Read about other conditions that cause blurry vision.

Sudden blurry vision in one eye can be caused from abnormally high blood pressure, abnormally low blood pressure within the eye, or trauma from an injury. Glaucoma, optic nerve disease, and a stroke can cause sudden vision loss in one eye and should be treated immediately.

It's hard to ignore pain the eyes, as they are among the most sensitive of all our organs. Pain in one eye ranges in causes and severity, and has a variety of associated characteristics, such as swelling, fever, blurred vision, and more. Read more below to learn about pain in one eye.

The eye can be affected by painful problems like irritation, injury or infection. Figure out the cause of your right & left eye pain symptoms and relief options.

The area around the eye, including the eyelid, is made up of a system of ducts and glands. There are also hair follicles for eyelashes. The ducts are vulnerable to swelling or infection, especially if contaminated from the outside. When this happens, eyelid lumps can appear. Hair follicles can also become infected.

Some causes of yellow eyes are mild and easy to treat. But yellow eyes can also be a sign that you have an underlying condition—such as anemia or hepatitis—that must be treated by a doctor.

Eye redness is almost never serious on its own but could be worrisome if accompanied by eye pain or vision disturbance. Read about 10 conditions that can cause eye redness, and how to treat them.

Chronic dry eyes can be from dry air or a serious condition like diabetes or lupus. Here’s how to tell and when to see the doctor. The condition can be treated effectively by using over-the-counter rewetting drops and changing your environment.

While occasional floaters or flashing lights are not uncommon, you should see an ophthalmologist who can examine you for underlying eye conditions. This is especially important for people with diabetes.

Eyelid swelling is a common condition experienced by individuals who may be having an allergic reaction to environmental factors like pollen or food. A bacterial infection like pink eye or a stye can also cause puffy eyelids.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Symptoms include blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night, glare, difficulty discerning colors, and increased nearsightedness. The only treatment option is the surgical replacement of the old lens with a synthetic lens.

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Orbital cellulitis is an uncommon condition in which an infection has breached or circumvented the outer portion of the eye and affected the tissues of the orbit.

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Anterior uveitis is an inflammatory condition that damages the middle layer of the eye. It may be the result of an eye problem or it may be a symptom of an inflammatory process affecting multiple parts of the body. 20-40% of people with an arthritis condition called ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis develop anterior uveitis. Read below on different parts of the eye that can have uveitis, accompanying symptoms, major categories of anterior uveitis causes, and treatment options that doctors may prescribe.

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When someone is passing out with their eyes open, this may be caused by generalized tonic-clonic seizures, long fainting episode, or vasovagal syncope. Read below for more information on loss of consciousness causes and treatment options.

Redness around the eyes can be caused by an inflamed eyelid, allergies, or a stye. Red rashes or dry skin around the eyes can be caused by eczema or dermatitis. Read now for more information on what causes red around the eyes and treatment options.