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Retinal detachment is a medical emergency. The retina is a layer of tissue at the back of the eye, made up of millions of light-sensitive cells. When the lens at the front of...
Uveitis is a term used to describe a group of inflammatory diseases that destroy eye tissue. Specifically, it refers to the swelling of a tissue found in the middle layer of...
Thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves' eye disease, sometimes occurs in those with Graves' hyperthyroidism. In patients with thyroid disease, the thyroid gland enlarges...
Double vision is an eyesight problem that causes things to appear twice, either side by side or overlapping. Also called diplopia, double vision is a result of the eyes not...
Commonly known as "lazy eye", amblyopia is marked by reduced vision in one eye due to the eye and brain not working together properly. The condition usually begins when one...
Laser cataract surgery is a new method of removing cataracts and correcting astigmatism with a refractive cataract laser. Laser cataract surgery allows unmatched precision...
Glaucoma is a condition that damages the eye's optic nerve over time. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma occurs when the fluid pressure...
Eye floaters are small moving spots that show up in the field of vision. They may appear as black or gray dots, squiggly lines, strings, or cobwebs. They tend to be most...
Oculoplastics & Reconstructive Surgery focuses on corrective and cosmetic eye surgery related to the eyelids, eyebrow, forehead, and tear duct system. These surgeons also...
Dry eye occurs when your eyes produce either too few tears or a poor quality of tears. Symptoms may include pain, light sensitivity, a gritty sensation, a feeling like something is in the eye,...
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication from diabetes that affects the eyes. It sometimes leads to partial vision loss and eventually results in blindness. The leading cause...
The cornea is the clear dome-shaped “window” located in the front of the eye. Behind this clear window lies the iris, or colored part of the eye. A corneal transplant – also...
Contact lenses are clear, thin plastic disks that lie on the surface of the eye to correct vision, similar to eyeglasses. They can correct the same vision conditions as...
Cataract extraction is a surgical procedure to remove a lens in the eye that has become cloudy over time, affecting vision in that eye. It is part of a cataract operation, in...
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that destroys the sharp, central vision that helps people see objects clearly and perform tasks such as reading and...
The experienced ophthalmology specialists at UAB offer patients the most advanced vision care available. This means having the knowledge and expertise to identify any problem...
Liver cancer is cancer of the liver, the organ that filters the blood circulating through the body, helps the body digest food, stores energy and remove toxins and poisons...