Recognize These Common Eye Conditions

A woman with healthy eyes.
Illustration showing the anatomy of the human eye.
A patient with acute angle closure glaucoma.
The eye of this patient with cataracts shows a clouding of the lens of the eye, impairing normal vision.
Mild age-related macular degeneration is shown with the presence of drusen (yellow deposits) in the macular region.
This retinal detachment patient shows separation of the retina from its underlying tissue at the back of the eye.
Creamy white or thick yellow drainage from the eye is a symptom of bacterial infection.
Uveitis of eye includes redness, irritation, blurred vision, eye pain, increased sensitivity to light, and floating spots.
A red irritated eye due to allergies.
A sty (a red tender bump) on the eyelid of a patient caused by an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid.
A patient with keratoconus consisting of a cone-shaped cornea (rather than round) causing it to bulge outward resulting in distorted vision.
Close-up of blepharitis showing inflammation of the eyelid and crusting of the eyelashes.
A patient with chalazion, which is a cyst within the glands in the eyelids.
A patient suffering from a corneal ulcer shows a white area in the cornea, the clear structure overlying the pupil and iris, the colored part of the eye.
This photograph of a patient with diabetic retinopathy shows two blot hemorrhages (long arrow), a micro-aneurysm (short arrow), and a group of hard exudates (arrowhead).
Strabismus (crossed eyes) is a condition in which the eyes are not parallel and appear to be looking in different directions.
Floaters are deposits of condensation that cause people to see floating spots.
Medically termed hyperopia, farsightedness is the ability to see distant objects more clearly than close objects as shown in this image.
Nearsightedness (myopia) is the ability to see near objects more clearly than distant objects as shown in this photo.
An distorted image portraying how a person with astigmatism may see.
Here is an example of the pseudoisochromatic plate test (also known as the Ishihara color test) to test for color blindness. The number 74 should be visible within the circle of dots.
An eye-care professional examines a woman's eyes.

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Reviewed by William Baer, MD on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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