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Eye Conditions & Problems

Amblyopia

Amblyopia interferes with the way the eye and the brain work together. The result is poor vision. Treatment may involve glasses, patches, eye drops, or surgery.

Congenital Cataracts

A baby with congenital cataracts has clouding in one or both eyes. Doctors do surgery to treat them.

Eye Injuries

You can treat many minor eye irritations by flushing the eye, but more serious injuries require medical attention.

First Aid: Eye Injuries

Some eye injuries can be treated at home, while others require a visit to the doctor or emergency room. Find out what to do if your child has eye pain.

First Aid: Pinkeye

Pinkeye is an inflammation of the white part of the eye and the inner eyelids. Although some kinds of pinkeye go away on their own, others require treatment.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma damages the optic nerve. The condition gets worse over time and leads to a loss of vision if not treated.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is the most common eye infection affecting kids. Learn more about pinkeye and how to prevent it from spreading.

Ptosis

Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelid. Many things can cause it.

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic condition that leads to vision loss over time.

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects the retina, the area of the eye responsible for sensing light and sending nerve signals to the brain.