Your eyes allow you to see by detecting light from your surroundings and recording images onto the retina (which is located at the back of the eye). The lens of the eye works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina. Another part of your eye -- the iris (or the colored part of your eye) -- controls the amount of light that goes through the pupil.
There are a number of conditions that can interfere with your eyes' ability to do their job. For example, cataracts are vision problems in which the lens of the eye becomes clouded, often causing blurry vision and double vision. A detached retina is another eye problem that can cause blurred vision, among other symptoms. This vision problem occurs when the retina is pulled or lifted from its usual place in the eye. If not treated immediately, a detached retina can cause permanent vision loss. A few other examples of problems that can occur with the eyes include a perforated cornea, a macular hole, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
Welcome to the Eyes Health Channel by eMedTV. On this channel, you will find a wide variety of articles on the eyes. Whether you are looking for information on how blepharitis can be treated, common symptoms of a macular hole, or complications that may occur during cataract surgery, you'll find the information you need here. From detached retina surgery to double vision to droopy eyelid, we have the information you're looking for.
You can begin your eMedTV eyes experience by clicking on any of the featured eyes links on this page. You can also begin by clicking on the health topics listed to the left or by using the search box at the top of the page. We also have several health channels devoted to specific eye conditions. Click Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, or LASIK to visit these channels.
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