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    Presbyopia means having problems seeing objects clearly when they are up close. It is a Greek word that means “old eye,” because presbyopia is a common condition that increases with aging.

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    Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

    With hyperopia, more commonly known as farsightedness, objects that are far away from you look clearer to you than those that are closer. If you have significant hyperopia, all objects may appear blurry to you, whether they are near or far.

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    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetes, especially when it’s not well controlled, can impair the eyes and cause serious vision loss.

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    Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited disorder in which cells in the retina break down and lose function. It is rare, affecting just one in 4,000 people worldwide.

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    Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is high pressure in the spaces around the brain and spinal cord, which are protected and nourished by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Such pressure increase may result from a number of causes, but in people with IIH, the cause is not known.

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    Dry Eye

    Dry eye results when there are not enough tears to properly lubricate the eyes, or the quality of the tears is not sufficient. It is one of the most common eye conditions, affecting millions of adults in the United States.

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    Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the eye that most often develops in young children under age 5. The tumor develops from the cells of the retina, which grow in size and number.

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    Vitreous Detachment

    The vitreous is the gel-like substance filling your eyeball. It is composed of millions of fine fibers that are attached to the surface of the retina (the light-sensitive tissue in your eyes).

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    Floaters are small specks, squiggly lines, or cobweb-like images that seem to dart about in front of your eyes, especially in front of something bright—like a blue sky or a white background (such as a computer screen or paper). They move as your eyes move.

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    Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

    Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a serious eye disorder that mainly affects babies born before 31 weeks of pregnancy and who weigh 2 3/4 pounds or less. It is one of the most common causes of vision loss in children and can lead to lifelong blindness and visual impairment.

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