Macular edema is a type of swelling inside the retina of the eye. The best approach to treatment requires addressing the underlying cause of macular edema, and it may include injections, steroids, eye drops, laser treatment and vitrectomy surgery. Read more: What Is the Best Treatment for Macular Edema? Article
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Cataracts Causes, Symptoms, Vision Tests, and Surgery
Cataracts are a painless clouding of the internal lens of the eye. Learn about symptoms like blurry vision, glare and poor night...
Eye Health: Eye Mistakes You Might Be Making
You may be hurting your eyes and not even know it. Find out if you are and what you can do to stop it.
What Is Glaucoma? Symptoms, Treatment, Definition
Glaucoma refers to a variety of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and sometimes total blindness....
Eye Health: Changes in Vision as You Age
Conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, droopy eyelids, age-related macular degeneration, and other eye problems are more common...
Related Disease Conditions
Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eye rises because of slowed fluid drainage from the eye. If untreated, glaucoma may damage the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, causing the loss of vision or even blindness.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic condition that causes retinal degeneration and eventual vision loss. Symptoms include night blindness and tunnel vision. Visual field testing and electrophysiological testing are essential in diagnosing RP. Though there is no cure for RP, vitamin A therapy and an omega-3-rich diet may be recommended for patients to slow disease progression.
How Do You Treat Low Vision?
The loss of vision that has already occurred is usually permanent. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery cannot usually cure or reverse low vision. There are certain ways and treatments to help the patient improve and cope with vision loss, perform everyday activities more easily, and keep the vision from getting worse. Treatment options also depend on the eye condition causing low vision.
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