Tumors on the eye are usually the result of cancer, most commonly on the eyelid. Removal of the tumor by an oculoplastic surgeon will most likely be necessary.
An inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (the ‘uvea’), this require urgent attention. If treated promptly, the outlook is generally good, however serious complications may result in vision loss if left untreated. Treatment includes topical eye drops and injections.
A genetic disorder of the eye affecting the macula which causes progressive vision loss. Symptoms include loss or central vision and blurry or distorted vision.
This is the result of an abnormal relationship between the vitreous (gel inside the eye) and the macula.This makes the vitreous pull forwards on the macula, stretching it. The effect on vision is distortion and blurring of central vision. This occasionally can go away over time, however if it persists a vitrectomy might be recommended.
A common cause of acute vision loss, a vitreous hemorrhage is bleeding inside the eye. Symptoms include the sudden loss of vision, eye pain or blurring. Those at risk include diabetics and people who have had eye trauma or an injury. Treatment depends on the seriousness of the hemorrhage, and may require retinal laser treatment.