Dry eye is a chronic, progressive, irreversible disease caused by deficiencies in the quantity and quality of meibum or other tear components within the tear film.
In order to function properly, the retina needs to be flat against the back of the eye. When a retinal detachment occurs, the retina is unable to stay in its normal position.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects more than 10 million Americans according to the National Eye Institute. People with AMD may have difficulty with daily tasks that require fine vision such as reading and dialing a telephone.
Normally, the eye is constantly producing tears at a slow and steady rate to keep itself moist, smooth and comfortable. When the eyes don’t produce enough tears, or when the eyes aren’t producing the right type of tears, it leads to a condition called dry eyes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. Approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes. But many, almost one-third, don’t know they have the disease and are at risk for vision loss and other health problems.
Light passes through the lens in our eyes and gets focused on the retina to allow us to see the objects in front of us. Over time, this lens can naturally become cloudy or foggy, making what is seen appear blurry, hazy, and dull in color.