Books on Eye Disorders

Eye conditions may affect the eyelids, eyelashes, iris, pupil, lens and the sclera. There are also nerves, muscles and blood vessels that may be affected by a condition.  Most people experience temporary eye problems from time to time, including itching, blurriness or fatigue.  These conditions often are short-lived and resolve on their own with no further complications.  However, sudden eye problems and those that last for more than a couple of days could be signs of a serious condition and should be checked by a doctor.

Some common conditions that can affect the eye include astigmatism, glaucoma, retinopathy and cataracts.  The most common cause of vision loss in people over 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  AMD is caused by hardening of the arteries of the retina.  This deprives the retinal tissue of the oxygen and nutrients that it needs to function.  As a result, the central vision deteriorates.

The following lifestyle changes can help keep your eyes in good health, and perhaps identify problems early — schedule regular checkups, do daily eye exercises, take a multi-vitamin, eat more dark green leafy vegetables, wear sunglasses with UV protection, quit smoking and exercise regularly.
 

 

Image of Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome: Practical Ways to Improve Your Comfort, Vision, and Appearance (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)
Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome: Practical Ways to Improve Your Comfort, Vision, and Appearance (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome: Practical Ways to Improve Your Comfort, Vision, and Appearance (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

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The Eye Care Revolution: Prevent and Reverse Common Vision Problems

The Eye Care Revolution: Prevent and Reverse Common Vision Problems

Image of Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses
Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses

Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses

Image of The Dry Eye Remedy: The Complete Guide to Restoring the Health and Beauty of Your Eyes
The Dry Eye Remedy: The Complete Guide to Restoring the Health and Beauty of Your Eyes

The Dry Eye Remedy: The Complete Guide to Restoring the Health and Beauty of Your Eyes

Image of Thyroid Eye Disease: Understanding Graves\' Ophthalmopathy
Thyroid Eye Disease: Understanding Graves\' Ophthalmopathy

Thyroid Eye Disease: Understanding Graves\' Ophthalmopathy

Image of The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent or Reverse Nearsightedness
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent or Reverse Nearsightedness

The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness

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Restoring Your Eyesight: A Taoist Approach

Restoring Your Eyesight: A Taoist Approach