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Blindness is the state of being sightless. Causes of blindness include macular degeneration, stroke, cataract, glaucoma, infection and trauma. Symptoms and signs may include eye pain, eye discharge, or the cornea or pupil turning white. Treatment of blindness depends upon the cause of the blindness.

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    • Glaucoma Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye rises because of slowed fluid drainage from the...learn more »
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      Glaucoma Article
      • Glaucoma facts
      • What is glaucoma?
      • How common is glaucoma?
      • What causes glaucoma?
      • What are glaucoma risk factors?
      • What are the different types of glaucoma?
      • What are glaucoma symptoms and signs?
      • How is glaucoma diagnosed?
      • How often should someone be checked (screened) for glaucoma?
      • What is the treatment for glaucoma?
      • Glaucoma medications (eyedrops)
      • Glaucoma surgery or laser
      • Can glaucoma be prevented?
      • What is in the future for glaucoma?
    • Migraine Headache Migraine headaches are severe headaches that are accompanies to sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells. They are often...learn more »
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      Migraine Headache Article
      • What is a migraine?
      • What are the risk factors for migraine?
      • What causes migraines?
      • What triggers migraines?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of migraines?
      • How are migraines diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for migraines?
      • What self-care treatment measures work for migraines?
      • How are migraines managed during pregnancy?
      • How are migraines managed in children?
      • What is the prognosis for migraines?
      • Can migraines be prevented?
    • Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that gradually destroys the central vision. In people over 60, AMD is a...learn more »
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      Macular Degeneration Article
      • Macular degeneration facts
      • What is macular degeneration?
      • What is the retina?
      • What is the macula?
      • What is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
      • What is wet age-related macular degeneration?
      • What are retinal drusen?
      • What is dry age-related macular degeneration?
      • What causes macular degeneration?
      • What are risk factors for macular degeneration?
      • What are macular degeneration symptoms?
      • What are signs of macular degeneration?
      • How is macular degeneration diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for wet macular degeneration?
      • What is the treatment for dry macular degeneration?
      • What are complications of macular degeneration?
      • What is the prognosis for macular degeneration?
      • Can macular degeneration be prevented?
      • What research is being done on macular degeneration?
    • Stroke A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding...learn more »
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      Stroke Article
      • Stroke facts
      • What is a stroke?
      • What are the different types of stroke?
      • What causes a stroke?
      • What are the risk factors for stroke?
      • What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • What are the warning signs of a stroke?
      • What are the symptoms of a stroke?
      • How is a stroke diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stroke?
      • What is the prognosis for stroke?
      • Is recovery after a stroke possible?
      • What is stroke rehabilitation?
      • Can strokes be prevented?
    • Scleritis Scleritis is inflammation of the white part of the eye. It may be caused by a serious underlying condition, such as an autoimmune...learn more »
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      Scleritis Article
      • Scleritis facts
      • What is scleritis?
      • What is the sclera?
      • What causes scleritis?
      • What are risk factors for scleritis?
      • What are symptoms of scleritis?
      • What are signs of scleritis?
      • How is scleritis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for scleritis?
      • What are the complications of scleritis?
      • What is the prognosis for scleritis?
      • Can scleritis be prevented?
      • What research is being done on scleritis?
    • Cataracts A cataract is an eye disease that causes the eye's lens to become cloudy and opaque with decreased vision. Causes of cataracts...learn more »
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      Cataracts Article
      • Facts about cataracts
      • What is a cataract?
      • What are the different types of cataracts?
      • What are causes of cataracts?
      • What are risk factors for cataracts?
      • What are the symptoms of cataracts?
      • What are the signs of cataracts?
      • How are cataracts diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cataracts?
      • What are the different types of cataract surgery, and what risks are involved?
      • What are complications of cataracts?
      • What is the prognosis of cataracts?
      • Can cataracts be prevented?
      • Where can people get more information on cataracts?

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