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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that keeps light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina. It then gets in the way of your eyesight.


Glaucoma is a health problem where the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly builds up and doesn’t drain properly; the fluid collects and causes damage to the optic nerve.

Eye problems with vision changes

Vision changes that occur gradually over time or that seem to come and go are usually less serious than changes that occur suddenly and persist....

Retinal detachment

The retina is a thin membrane of nerve tissue that lines the back of the eye. Retinal detachment occurs when the inner layer of the retina...

Objects in the eye

Objects may scratch the surface of the eye (cornea) or may become stuck on the eye. If the cornea is scratched, it can be hard to tell when you...


Strabismus (say "struh-BIZ-mus") is a vision problem in which both eyes do not look at the same point at the same time. Strabismus most often begins in early childhood. It is sometimes called crossed-eyes, walleye or squint.