The following simulations are to show how some of the common eye diseases and conditions change over time. This is only a simulation. Individual cases can present in different ways and no two are exactly alike. Only your eye MD - ophthalmologist can tell tell you if you have an eye disease and what will happen to your sight. If you are experiencing any of this symptoms, you should see an Eye MD - Ophthalmologist.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.
Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by too much pressure from fluid in the eye.
Peripheral Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the wall of the eye.
Macular Degeneration
Age-related Macular Degeneration is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision.
Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage
A vitreous hemorrhage occurs when blood vessels leak inside the eye, causing vision distortion and loss.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic macular edema (DME) occurs when fluid leaks into the center of the macula, causing it to swell and blurring vision.
Refractive errors include myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, eye conditions that are very common. Most people have one or more of them. Refractive errors can usually be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Myopia (nearsightedness)
If you have myopia you can clearly see close objects, but distant objects are blurry. Myopia is caused by the eyeball being too long. Myopia occurs in different degrees from minimal to extreme. The more myopic you are the blurrier your vision is at a distance and objects will have to be closer to you so you can see them clearly.
Hyperopia (farsightedness)
If you have hyperopia, you can see distant objects clearly, but close ones are blurry. Hyperopia occurs when the eyeball is too short for the light rays to focus clearly on the retina.