Southern California Eye Consultants at the Cataract and Glaucoma Institute of Orange County
In order to preserve our vision throughout our lifetime, we must exercise general eye care and educate ourselves on the risks and diseases associated with eyes. Having a in-depth eye exam can go a long ways for the health of your eyes. You can read up on about all the different subjects available on this website.
Bell’s palsy, is the condition that involves damage to the seventh cranial nerve that controls the movement of facial muscles. Bell’s palsy sometimes follows a cold and the symptoms usually start suddenly and affect one side of the face only.
When hypertension begins to affect the eyes, we call it Hypertensive Retinopathy. In this condition, the blood vessels inside of the eye begin to narrow leading to damage and bleeding of the retinal tissue in a manner very similar to Diabetic Retinopathy.
Dry eye is a condition in which there are not enough tears to lubricate the front surface of the eye, or the cornea. Our natural tears are extremely important for keeping our vision clear, and for maintaining a healthy ocular surface.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD is one of the leading causes of vision loss of in people over the age of 50. This condition is painless, and occurs because small yellow waste deposits, known as drusen, accumulate in the macula.
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