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  • Keratitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the cornea. There can be several reasons for this inflammation. This article discusses the causes and symptoms of keratitis.

    What Is Keratitis? — Causes and Symptoms

    What Is Keratitis? — Causes and Symptoms

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC2

  • Scratched corneas can be very painful, and if left untreated they can cause vision loss. This article discusses causes, treatments, and information about what the condition feels like for the patient.

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC38

  • The term "color blind" is rather misleading. Those who are affected can still see color, just much differently than those with normal color vision.

    Definition of Color Blindness

    Definition of Color Blindness

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC42

  • Symptoms of glaucoma often do not show up until considerable visual loss has occurred. This is not the case for diabetics, however. Someone with diabetes is at much higher risk for vision loss.

    How Does Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

    How Does Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC7

  • Cataracts will affect all of us at some point in our lives. This article discusses the symptoms and treatments for different types of senile cataracts that are the result of the aging process.

    Types of Senile Cataracts

    Types of Senile Cataracts

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC0

  • Cataract surgery has been around since 800 BC, but the intraocular lens (IOL) is a recent invention. An IOL is a device implanted into the eye to correct vision after a cataract is removed.

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC2

  • Diabetes can cause a myriad of problems not only in the body, but in the eye as well. It can even lead to blindness. This article discusses the different ways diabetic disease can cause vision loss.

    How Does Diabetes Cause Blindness?

    How Does Diabetes Cause Blindness?

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC7

  • As we get older, everything in the body begins to break down. The eye is no exception! This article explains the five most common problems that affect the eyes of older adults.

    The Five Most Common Eye Problems in the Elderly

    The Five Most Common Eye Problems in the Elderly

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC19

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