Allergy: contact allergy of the eyes Contact allergy is an allergic reaction caused by physical contact with a particular substance. Contact allergy of the eye or eyelids can be caused by nail polish, antibiotics and eye drops, among other things.
Amblyopia (lazy eye) Amblyopia (sometimes also known as lazy eye ) affects about 3 per cent of children. Read about the causes and treatment for amblyopia.
Anaphylaxis and eye symptoms Anaphylaxis is a severe inflammatory allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. It is often caused by allergies to foods, drugs or stinging insects. Eye symptoms are often experienced.
Astigmatism Astigmatism is a condition where the front surface of the eye (the cornea) or the lens inside the eye is irregularly shaped and can cause blurred vision.
Cataract A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens that focuses light inside the eye.
Cataracts Cataracts - opaqueness (cloudiness) in the lens of the eye - are almost inevitable with age but can also be caused by excessive sunlight, diabetic complications and injury.
Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eye's conjunctiva and may be contagious.
Diabetic retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is a common diabetes complication that affects the small blood vessels of the retina. It remains one of the leading causes of vision loss despite effective treatments.
Dry eye Dry eye is a term used when the eye feels dry, gritty and sore, but not painful.
Dry eyes and irritation Dry eye includes dry or watery eyes and eye irritation. Dry eye occurs in people who produce fewer or lower quality tears. Find out what products are available for dry eyes and eye irritation.
Eye injuries: prevention While eye injuries are common, most are preventable. Read how to protect your eyes from injury at work, at home and at play.
Eye lubricants Eye lubricants, either in the form of drops or ointments, can help to alleviate dry eye.
Eyelid and eyelash problems Common eye problems include inflammation and infection of the eyelids and eyelashes, also called blepharitis and styes. Find out what products are available for eyelid and eyelash problems.
Eyelids Find out more about eyelid problems, including entropion and ectropion, which are quite common in older people.
Eyes in the sun People know of the dangers of sun to our skin. But many people do not know that too much sun can damage the eyes.
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