Eye Care Dictionary
Focusing or Accommodation
A general term describing a group of eye diseases characterized by higher than normal intraocular pressure. This high pressure causes damage to the nerve fiber layer of the retina, the optic disk and ultimately results in partial or complete vision loss. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of permanent vision loss in the United States. (www.glaucoma.org)
The leading cause of irreversible severe vision loss in the western world. Macular degeneration is typically broken down into two types, commonly called dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. (www.amdawareness.org)
Dry Macular Degeneration
Wet Macular Degeneration
Computer Vision Syndrome
Also known as an eye turn. It is sometimes referred to as crossed eyes or a lazy eye. Poor eye muscle control usually causes this.