Age-related Macula Degeneration
Age-related macula degeneration (AMD) affects a tiny part of the retina at the back of your eye, called the macula. AMD causes changes to the macula, which leads to problems with your central vision. RCOphth RNIB Understanding AMD 2017
A cataract is a clouding of part of your eye called the lens. Your vision becomes blurred because the cataract is like frosted glass, interfering with your sight.RCOphth RNIB Understanding Cataracts 2017
Charles Bonnet syndrome
Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) causes people who have lost a lot of sight to see things that aren’t there. Medically, this is known as having hallucinations. CBS hallucinations are only caused by sight loss and aren’t a sign that you
have a mental health problem. RCOphth RNIB Understanding Charles Bonnet Syndrome 2017
Dry eye is an eye condition caused by a problem with tears. Dry eye can make your eye feel uncomfortable, red, scratchy and irritated. Despite the name, having dry eye can also make your eyes watery. Typically, dry eye doesn’t cause a permanent change in your vision. It can make your eyesight blurry for short periods of time, but the blurriness will go away on its own or improve when you blink. RCOphth RNIB Understanding Dry Eye 2017
Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain becomes damaged. It's usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it's not diagnosed and treated early. It can affect people of all ages but is most common in adults in their 70s and 80s.
Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if undiagnosed and untreated.