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  1. Astigmatism and Your Eyes

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

  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. Eye Health and Farsightedness

    Farsightedness, or hyperopia, means that the eye focuses better on distant than nearby objects. Find out how it's treated from WebMD.

  4. Eye Health and Color Blindness

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

  5. 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.

  6. Slit Lamp Examination

    The slit lamp exam uses an instrument that provides a magnified, three - dimensional (3 - D) view of the different parts of the eye.

  7. Retinal Imaging

    An eye angiogram uses a yellow dye (fluorescein) and a camera to take pictures and evaluate the blood flow through the vessels in the back of the eye (retina).

  8. Tonometry

    A tonometry test measures the pressure inside your eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP).

  9. Vision Tests

    Vision tests check many different functions of the eye. The tests measure your ability to see details at near and far distances, check for gaps or defects in your field of vision, and evaluate your ability to see different colors.

  10. Ophthalmoscopy

    Ophthalmoscopy is a test that allows a health professional to see inside the back of the eye (called the fundus) and other structures using a magnifying instrument (ophthalmoscope) and a light source.

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