Eye Conditions

Caring for your eyes and vision since 2006

It’s important to be aware of the wide range of conditions that can affect your eyes and vision.

Your CMEA eyecare home is always here for you: Contact us at the first sign of an eye or vision problem. Learn more below.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

AMD is a condition in which the retinal cells in the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision, deteriorate and atrophy. The result is a central blind spot or distortion of vision that makes reading, recognizing faces, or performing fine detailed work difficult.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids which can result in scaling, red eye, stinging, burning, pain, orforeign-body sensation. Chronic blepharitis can affect function and quality of life if not treated appropriately.

Cataract

Cataract is a clouding of the normally clear, naturally occurring crystalline lens in the eye. The result may be blurred vision; glare or haloes around lights, especially headlights and street lights at night;a feeling that one is seeing through fog or a film; and/or difficulty reading signs or fine print.

Computer Vision Syndrome

Eye fatigue, discomfort, strain, blurriness, dryness, and tearing up can all result from prolonged computer work.We can advise on ways to improve this condition and recommend ways to prevent it.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is redness of the lining of the eye. The cause may be bacterial (“pinkeye”), viral, allergies, or chemical or environmental irritants. Treatment will vary depending on the identified or suspected cause.

Corneal Abrasion

Corneal abrasion is a scratched eye and is extremely painful. Fortunately the cornea heals very quickly in most cases.

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are extremely common and present with various symptoms. The most common symptoms are tearing (reflex), foreign body sensation, “sand in the eye,” redness, and blurred vision.

Flashes & Floaters

Floaters are gray or dark specks that float in the fluid inside the eye. They may look like bugs flying by or a bunch of lines or strings. They may be accompanied by flashes of light.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, usually caused by elevated intraocular pressure. It is highly treatable if detected early.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

Clogged Meibomian glandsmay lead to styes or chalazia and are the most common cause of dry eyes. We offer the Lipiflow® treatment for MGD.

Ocular Migraine

Ocular migraines present with a visual aura that can be a sudden blind spot, peripheral sparkly lights, zigzag lines, “heat waves,” or tunnel vision.

Stye and Chalazion

Chronic blepharitis and Meibomian gland dysfunction can lead to styes or chalazia, which are infections or blockages of the various glands in the eyelids.

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