Corneal Disease Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Corneal Disease. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Corneal Disease or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Allergy (Allergies) An allergy refers to a misguided reaction by our immune system in response to bodily contact with certain foreign substances. ...learn more »
  • Dry Eyes Dry eyes are caused by an imbalance in the tear-flow system of the eye, but also can be caused by the drying out of the tear...learn more »
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    Dry Eyes Article
    • Dry eye syndrome facts
    • What is dry eye syndrome?
    • What causes dry eye syndrome?
    • What is the impact of dry eye syndrome?
    • What are dry eye syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • What are the complications of dry eye syndrome?
    • What are the risk factors for dry eye syndrome?
    • Can self-care treatments and remedies help alleviate dry eyes?
    • What is the medical treatment for dry eye syndrome?
    • What medications are used to treat dry eye syndrome?
    • Can surgery treat dry eye syndrome?
    • What other therapies are used to treat dry eye syndrome?
  • 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?
  • Chronic Pain Chronic pain is pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to...learn more »
    In This Article
    Chronic Pain Article
    • Chronic pain facts*
    • Introduction to chronic pain
    • The A to Z of pain
    • How is pain diagnosed?
    • Pain management
    • What is the role of age and gender in pain?
    • A pain primer: what do we know about pain?
    • What is the future of pain research?
    • Spine basics: the vertebrae, discs and spinal cord
    • The nervous system
    • Phantom pain: how does the brain feel?
    • Chili peppers, capsaicin and pain
    • Marijuana for pain treatment
    • Nerve blocks for pain treatment
    • Where can I get more information about pain?
  • Genetic Disease Genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Types of genetic inheritance include...learn more »
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    Genetic Disease Article
    • What is a genetic disease?
    • What are the different types of inheritance?
    • Single gene inheritance
    • Multifactorial inheritance
    • Chromosome abnormalities
    • Mitochondrial inheritance
    • What is the human genome?
  • Keratitis Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea. Symptoms and signs include pain, tearing, blurred vision, eye redness, watery eyes, or...learn more »
    In This Article
    Keratitis Article
    • Keratitis facts
    • What is keratitis?
    • What are the causes of keratitis?
    • What are the different types of keratitis?
    • What are the risk factors for keratitis?
    • What are keratitis symptoms and signs?
    • How is keratitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for keratitis?
    • What are the possible complications of keratitis?
    • Can keratitis be prevented?
  • Eye Care Many common eye disorders resolve without treatment and some may be managed with over-the-counter (OTC) products. It's important...learn more »
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    Eye Care Article
    • Eye care introduction
    • What is the structure of the eye?
    • Which common disorders of the eye can (sometimes) be self-treated?
    • What common eye conditions usually require treatment by a doctor?
    • What types of OTC eye care products are there?
    • What inactive ingredients are contained in OTC eye care products?
  • Astigmatism Astigmatism is an eye condition in which the cornea is abnormally curved and causes out-of-focus vision. Symptoms of astigmatism...learn more »
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    Astigmatism Article
    • Astigmatism introduction
    • What is the definition of astigmatism?
    • What are the different types of astigmatism?
    • What causes astigmatism?
    • Who is at risk for astigmatism?
    • What are symptoms of astigmatism?
    • What are signs of astigmatism?
    • What tests are used to diagnose astigmatism?
    • What is the treatment for astigmatism?
    • What is the prognosis for astigmatism?
    • Can astigmatism be prevented?
  • Keratoconus Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea bulges outward like a cone. The cause of the condition is unknown, but genetics...learn more »
    In This Article
    Keratoconus Article
    • Introduction to keratoconus
    • What causes keratoconus?
    • Can keratoconus damage vision?
    • How is keratoconus diagnosed?
    • How is keratoconus treated?
    • Will surgery correct keratoconus?
  • Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, and Magnifying Glasses Nonprescription eyeglasses are available over the counter (OTC) and are typically used by people who can no longer read fine...learn more »
    In This Article
    Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, and Magnifying Glasses Article
    • Nonprescription eyeglasses
    • Trifocals and variable lenses
    • Sunglasses
    • Magnifying glasses
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Heart Attack Prevention Series Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that help decrease one's cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as reduce the risk of...learn more »
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    Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Heart Attack Prevention Series Article
    • What are fats, fatty acids, and omega-3 fatty acids?
    • What are the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids?
    • What is the scientific evidence behind omega-3 fatty acids?
    • Recommendations to prevent heart attacks
  • Astigmatism and Your Eyes Astigmatism is a common eye condition that's easily corrected by eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Symptoms of astigmatism...learn more »
    In This Article
    Astigmatism and Your Eyes Article
    • What is astigmatism?
    • What causes an astigmatism?
    • What are astigmatism symptoms?
    • How are astigmatisms diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for astigmatisms?