Other Eye Conditions
At Rockville Eye Physicians, we are pleased to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. The conditions seen below is not a comprehensive list of what we treat.
Macular degeneration (AMD) is when there is damage to the thin nerve layer at the back of the eye. This condition usually occurs with age and likely is of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental origin. It is treated with observation, diet, vitamins, laser or injections depending on the type and severity of the AMD. AMD may remain stable and mild or can worsen causing significant loss of vision.
Diabetic Retinopathy, a condition caused by diabetes, is when the blood vessels within the retina of the eye become damaged.
Conjunctivitis is commonly known as pink eye. It is when the lining of the eye, the conjunctiva, becomes inflamed and causes a variety of symptoms ranging from itchiness to discharge from the eye. The conjunctiva can become inflammed for a number of reasons, such as allergies, bacteria, chemicals, and etc.
Glaucoma is a condition that is commonly caused by a higher than normal pressure inside the eye. This can potentially affect the optic nerve, located in the back of the eye, and lead to vision loss if left untreated. Glaucoma can be detected through a number of tests and can be managed by an ophthalmologist. To read more information, click here.
Dry eye is typically a result of the eye not getting enough lubrication and can cause different symptoms, such as a foreign body sensation, blurry vision, or excessive tearing.
A chalazion is the formation of a bump on the eyelid, generally caused by the obstruction of the oil gland. Chalazions can be treated by both a medication regimen and removal.
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