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    Rare Eye Diseases

    A rare disease is generally considered to be one that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. Some eye diseases are rare. Several are linked to genetic mutations.

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    Low Vision

    Low vision is a permanent loss of vision that cannot be improved with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. It makes everyday tasks more challenging. It can be shocking and depressing to learn you have low vision, but there are things you can do to cope with it.

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    Uveitis

    Uveitis is inflammation of eye tissues, including the retina, lens, optic nerve, and the vitreous (gel-like filling inside the eyeball). It may be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic), occur on its own, or be related to an inflammatory condition elsewhere in the body.

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    Cataracts

    A cataract is a clouding of a lens in an eye. It can affect one or both eyes and most often happens in older people. In fact, more than half of Americans age 80 and older have a cataract or had cataract surgery.

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    Refractive Errors

    Refraction is the bending of light as it passes through one object to another. In the eye, light passes through the cornea and the lens, and then focuses on the retina—the part of the back of the eye which receives light and processes it, sending messages to the brain through the optic nerve.

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    Macular Edema

    The macula is the central part of the retina—the light-sensing tissue in each eye. The macula is responsible for sharp, “straight-ahead” vision. Macular edema is the build up of fluid in the macula, causing it to swell and distorting vision.

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    Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia (Missing or Small Eyes)

    With anophthalmia and microphthalmia, one or both eyes is missing (in the case of anophthalmia) or abnormally small (microphthalmia) at birth. They are rare birth defects that may co-exist with other abnormalities that developed during pregnancy.

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    Coloboma

    Coloboma refers to rare conditions in which normal tissue in or around the eye is missing. It may affect the eyelid, lens, macula, retina, optic nerve, or uvea (including the iris and pupil).

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    Retinal Diseases

    An eye care professional can diagnose retinal diseases through a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Additional tests performed during this exam can visualize the blood vessels of the retina and measure the electrical activity of cells of the retina.

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    Macular Hole

    A small break that develops in the macula is called a macular hole. The size of the hole and its location on the retina determine the effect on your vision.

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