Conditions and Treatments

Learn more About Eye Conditions Treated at Aurora

At Aurora Health Care, our ophthalmologists diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an eye condition that can cause blurry or distorted vision. If your eye is not completely round, you have astigmatism.

Bacterial Keratitis

Bacterial keratitis is a corneal infection caused by bacteria. It’s a serious infection that can progress rapidly and threaten vision – sometimes within a day or two.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. It’s a common condition that causes red, itchy eyelids that can also appear scaly or crusty near the base of the eyelashes.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and fat, resulting in a younger appearance.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a common procedure to treat cataracts and correct vision problems related to the cataract. During the surgery, an ophthalmologist removes the lens of the eye and replaces it with an artificial lens implant called an intraocular lens (IOL).

Corneal Abrasion

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the cornea, which is the clear, protective coating in front of your eye.

Detached and Torn Retina

A detached or torn retina is a serious condition that requires immediate medical care to prevent vision loss and potential blindness.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of vision loss. It is a complication of diabetes. There are two types of diabetic retinopathy – nonproliferative (background) retinopathy and proliferative retinopathy.

Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition that results when your body doesn’t produce enough tears, or enough of the right kind of tears, to properly lubricate your eye.

Endonasal (Scarless) and External Tear Duct Surgery (DCR)

Tear duct surgery, also known as dachryocystorhinostomy (DCR), helps to create a tear drain when yours is blocked. A blocked tear drain can cause problems, including excessive eye watering and infection.

Eyelid and Periocular Skin Cancer

Eyelid cancer is cancer that occurs on or in the skin that makes up the eyelid. Periocular skin cancer refers to skin cancer that occurs in the eye area.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve in the eye. Optic nerve damage leads to vision loss and blindness if not treated properly.

Lasik Vision Correction

Lasik is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and conditions associated with astigmatism.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration, refers to a number of conditions that affect the part of the eye responsible for central vision – the macula.

Orbital Wall Fracture

An orbital wall fracture is a fracture or break of the bone that surrounds and protects the eye (the eye orbit).

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dealing with children’s eye care. At Aurora Health Care, pediatric ophthalmologists specialize in treating children’s eyes and eye conditions.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia, similar in effect to farsightedness, is a condition that causes the gradual loss of the ability to focus nearby. It is a common condition that often begins after age 40 and progresses until about age 65 when it levels off.

Retinal Artery Occlusions

Retinal artery occlusion is a blockage of one or more small arteries in the eye that carry blood to the retina. When these arteries are blocked, it can cause sudden blurred vision or vision loss in the entire eye, or part of the eye. It is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately.

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a condition that results when the nerve tissue (the retina) that lines the back of the eye detaches from the rest of the eye. It is a serious condition that requires immediate medical care.

Retinal Vein Occlusions

Retinal vein occlusion is blockage of one or more blood vessels in the eye that bring blood away from the retina. When these vessels are blocked, it can cause blurred vision or vision loss and can lead to additional complications, including glaucoma and macular edema.

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