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  1. Laser Photocoagulation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Laser photocoagulation is a type of laser surgery that uses an intense beam of light to burn small areas of the retina and the abnormal blood vessels beneath the macula.

  2. Vision Loss Evaluation - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Vision Problems: Living With Poor Eyesight

  3. Blocked Tear Ducts: Dye Disappearance Test - Topic Overview

    A fluorescein dye disappearance test is used in children and adults to find out whether tears are draining normally from the eyes into the nose. One drop of a special dye (fluorescein) or a paper strip containing the dye is placed between the eyelid and the eye. After 10 to 15 minutes,the doctor looks in your eye using a blue light. The light can detect very small amounts of fluorescent dye. ...

  4. Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Symptoms

    Dry age - related macular degeneration (AMD) and wet age - related macular degeneration both cause vision loss and may produce similar symptoms.

  5. Contact Lens Care - Topic Overview

    To avoid eye problems,be sure to follow the directions for cleaning and wearing contact lenses. Contact lens wearers have an increased risk for serious eye infections and injury to the cornea. Contact lenses can cause eye problems,such as damage to the cornea or eye infections. Small objects that get into the eye may become trapped under a lens and scratch the cornea. Pinkeye ( ...

  6. Cataracts - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding cataract surgery.

  7. Retinal Detachment - Surgery

    Read about surgery for retinal detachment.

  8. Glaucoma - Exams and Tests

    A health professional evaluating possible glaucoma will take a medical history and do a physical examination. If glaucoma is suspected, you will usually be referred to an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) for further testing and treatment. Early detection

  9. Vitrectomy

    Vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous gel from the middle of the eye. It may be done when there is a retinal detachment, since removing the vitreous gel gives your eye doctor (ophthalmologist) better access to the back of the eye.

  10. PRK, LASEK, and Epi-LASIK for Nearsightedness

    Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) uses a laser to reshape the cornea by removing a small portion of the surface of the eye. By reshaping the cornea, PRK refocuses the light on the retina.

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