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7 Sneaky Signs of Wet AMD

This age-related eye condition is serious—but treatable if you catch it early. Learn more about the surprising (and sometimes weird!) clues to the disease.

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Your Complete Guide to AMD Testing

Doctors have access to a whole range of tests that help diagnose and monitor age-related macular degeneration. We've got the lowdown on what you can expect.

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What Is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Better known as Graves’ eye disease, this disease affects up to half of all people living with Graves’ disease.

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What It's Really Like to Live With Wet AMD

Advanced macular degeneration is "no cup of tea," but it's not the end of everything either. Three patients get real about living with vision loss.

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Google AI System Helps Diagnose Vision Problems

An AI system developed by Google DeepMind and doctors in the U.K. diagnoses eye conditions and provides information about the process used to make diagnoses.

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What You Should Know About Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma

Uveal melanoma is a rare cancer, but it is the most common cancer of the eye. Symptoms include blurred vision and floaters.

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3 Things I Miss Most About Life Before MS

Having a chronic condition often means not being able to enjoy the things you did before you were diagnosed—but it can also result in discovering new pursuits and pleasures.

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Medical Emergency: Recognizing Retinal Detachment

About 1 to 2 percent of people who undergo cataract surgery will experience a retinal detachment—a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention.

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What Is Glaucoma?

The second leading treatable cause of blindness in the United States, glaucoma is a condition in which deterioration of the optic nerve leads to progressive loss of field of vision. Worldwide, glaucoma is among the top three causes of blindness. In t...

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What Is a Cataract?

Cataracts form painlessly. The most common symptom is cloudy or blurry vision. Everything becomes dimmer, as if seen through glasses that need cleaning.