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Macular Degeneration Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Macular Degeneration

  1. A Visit to the Eye Doctor

    WebMD explains what a routine eye exam entails, including vision tests that may be performed.

  2. Glaucoma and Your Eyes

    WebMD explains types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of glaucoma, a progressive vision condition that can lead to permanent blindness.

  3. Astigmatism and Your Eyes

    Astigmatism is a common eye condition which is easily corrected. WebMD explains.

  4. Halos and Glare

    WebMD explains vision problems that may cause us to see halos and glare.

  5. Eye Health and Cataract Surgery

    When they eyes' lenses become cloudy, cataract removal is usually prescribed. WebMD explains how cataract surgery is performed.

  6. Eye Health and Retinal Detachment

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of retinal detachment, a very serious eye condition that occurs when the retina pulls away from its supporting tissues.

  7. Eye Health and Color Blindness

    WebMD explains color blindness, a condition in which a person -- males, primarily -- cannot distinguish colors.

  8. Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) and Pinguecula

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of pterygium (surfer's eye), a corneal growth that affects people who spend a lot of time outdoors.

  9. Glaucoma - Topic Overview

    What is nearsightedness? Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common cause of blurred vision. It can be mild,moderate,or severe. If you are nearsighted,objects in the distance appear blurry and out of focus. You might squint or frown when trying to see distant objects clearly. View a photo as seen through a normal and a nearsighted eye. Nearsightedness is usually a variation from normal,not a ...

  10. Glaucoma - Topic Overview

    The following tips can help reduce the cost of medicine needed to treat your glaucoma : Ask your doctor about the cost of each of your medicines. Talk with your doctor about whether there are less expensive choices you can use. Some glaucoma medicines come in a measured-dose dispenser. This makes each dose the same size so that no medicine is wasted. This not only saves you money but ...

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