If you are a patient of Dr. Magill, you have heard him refer to at least one of the terms below when discussing your eye care.  Take a minute to read through the provided education to learn more about symptoms, treatments and prevention.

Vision:

Astigmatism-
The eye does not focus light evenly onto the retina. 

Hyperopia
(farsightedness)  People with hyperopia can see distant objects very well, but have difficulty focusing on objects that are up close.

Myopia-
(Nearsightedness) is when the eyes focus incorrectly, making distant objects appear blurred.

Presbyopia
The inability to focus up close, a problem associated with refraction in the eye. 

Monocular Vision-
This condition occurs when you have one eye better than the other eye as related to seeing clearly.

Eye Conditions:

Choroidal Nevus
Like a raised freckle on the skin, nevi can also occur inside your eye.

Dry Eyes
Caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation.

Flashes and Floaters-
Flashing lights, floating spots, gnats, cobwebs, strings-all describe annoying objects that may suddenly appear in our vision.  

Ocular Allergy
Ocular allergies affect over 25% of the population and can take many forms affecting many parts of your body including your eyes. 

Ocular Muscle Imbalance-
When the eyes are misaligned, the eye muscles pull the eyeballs in position to prevent seeing double.

Narrow Angle
This occurs when the iris attaches to the white part of the eye in such a way as to form an anatomically narrow angle with less drainage meshwork exposed.

Eye Diseases:

Cataract-
A clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.

Conjunctivitis-
A group of diseases that cause swelling, itching, burning, and redness of the conjunctiva.

Diabetic Retinopathy-
Changes that occur in the retina due to elevated blood sugar. 

Glaucoma- 
This develops when too much fluid pressure builds up inside of the eye.

      Glaucoma Suspect-
    An individual may be a glaucoma suspect for numerous reasons such as ocular hypertension or above
    average iop readings, suspicious optic nerve appearance, family history, optic nerve hemorrhage,
    pigment dispersion, narrow angle, abnormal visual field, abnormal diurnal iop variation, age, and
    central corneal thickness. 

    Macular Degeneration-
    Gradually destroys the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects
    clearly.