Eye Disease Overview
What is eye disease?
A person with eye disease has a disorder that affects the function of one of the structures within, or around, the eye. Eye disease may be acute, such as conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, and keratoconjunctivitis, or be chronic, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other diseases of the retina.
What are the symptoms of eye disease?
Symptoms depend on the underlying cause. Symptoms often associated with an eye disease are eye swelling, eye redness, and eye pain, vision changes, blurry vision, and eye discharge.
How does the doctor treat eye disease?
Treatment depends on underlying cause. Treatment includes antibiotic eyedrops or ointment. In some cases corrective lenses and eye surgery may be required.
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