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Seeing Problems with Your Eyes?

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  • A customized report about your symptoms and risks
  • Information about protecting your vision
  • Tips for preventing eye problems

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD on October 01, 2013

Sources:

All About Vision: "Amsler Grid: Test for Macular Degeneration or Other Vision Problems," "Color Blindness," "Congenital Cataracts," "Eyewear that Protects Your Child's Eyes," "Hyperopia (Farsightedness)," "Myopia (Nearsightedness)," "Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)," "Strabismus," "Sunglasses: Frequently Asked Questions," "Uveitis, Iritis and Eye Inflammation," "Vision Problems of Schoolchildren," "Your Infant's Vision Development."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Sunglasses: Protection from UV Damage."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Eye Allergies."

American College of Rheumatology: "Position Statement: Screening for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy."

American Diabetes Association: "Eye Care," "Eye Complications," "Symptoms."

American Optometric Association: "Optometric Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination," "Optometric Clinical Practice Guideline, Care of the Patient with Amblyopia," "Optometric Clinical Practice Guideline, Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination," "Optometric Clinical Practice Recommendations for Monitoring Ocular Toxicity of Selected Medications," "Retinal Toxicity from Hydroxychloroquine," "School-aged Vision: 6 to 18 Years of Age."

BreastCancer.org: "Tamoxifen."

CDC: "Skin Cancer: Prevention."

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: "Anisometropia."

Cleveland Clinic: "Cataracts in Children," "Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer."

Donahue, S. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society, 2005.

EyeSmart, American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Amblyopia: Lazy Eye Treatment," "Amblyopia: What is the Cause of Lazy Eye?" "Cataract Causes," "Cataract Surgery," "Color Deficiency," "Diabetic Retinopathy Causes," "Diabetic Retinopathy Treatments," "Eye Allergy Treatment," "Eye Health in Sports and Recreation," "Farsightedness: Causes of Hyperopia," "Farsightedness: What is Hyperopia?" "Glaucoma Symptoms," "Glaucoma Treatment," "Macular Degeneration Treatment," "Nearsightedness: What is Myopia?" "Ptosis Treatment," "Retinal Detachment: Torn or Detached Retina Treatment," "Retinal Detachment: What is a Torn or Detached Retina?" "Retinoblastoma Symptoms," "Strabismus Causes," "Strabismus Treatment," "Torn or Detached Retina Causes," "Uveitis Causes," "Uveitis Treatment," "What are Cataracts?" "What are Eye Allergies?" "What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?" "What is Diabetic Retinopathy?" "What is Glaucoma?" "What is Lazy Eye?" "What is Ptosis?" "What is Retinoblastoma?" "What is Strabismus?" "What is Uveitis?" "Who is at Risk for Macular Degeneration?"

FamilyDoctor: "Caring for Your Premature Baby."

Glaucoma Research Foundation: "Video: What is Glaucoma?"

Genetics Home Reference, National Institutes of Health: "Early-onset glaucoma."

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Presentation."

MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Amaurosis fugax."

Medscape Reference: "Amblyopia Treatment & Management," "Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity Clinical Presentation: History," "Congenital Cataract Treatment & Management," "Congenital Cataract," "Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Hypertension," "Retinal Detachment."

The Merck Manual: "Episclertis," "Hypertensive Retinopathy," "Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)," "Scleritis."

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health: "Tamoxifen."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health: "Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your eyes healthy."

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health: "Diabetic Eye Disease FAQ," "Dry Eye," "Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration," "Facts About Amblyopia," "Facts About Cataract," "Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy," "Facts About Glaucoma," "Facts About Hyperopia," "Facts About Myopia," "Facts About Uveitis," "Facts About Retinal Detachment," "Facts About Retinoblastoma," "Facts About Retinopathy of Prematurity," "Sports-Related Eye Injuries: What You Need to Know and Tips for Prevention," "Why can't I see certain colors?"

Patel, S. American Family Physician, September 15, 2002.

PubMed Health: "Hydroxychloroquine."

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Prevent Eye Damage."

University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences: "Color Blindness," "Your Baby's Eyes," "Cataracts," "Thyroid Eye Disease."

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