What are some common eye diseases?


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Common eye diseases include acute red eye, cataracts, glaucoma, Graves disease and macular degeneration. Certain diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, appear as a patient ages and can lead to blindness if not treated in time.

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Cataracts is a common eye disease where the clear lens of the eye becomes gradually clouded. This causes vision to become blurry or hazy and increases the eye's sensitivity to light. As of 2015, cataracts can be treated by replacing a damaged lens with an artificial lens. Glaucoma is more likely to occur if there is a family history with the disease. If left untreated, glaucoma can result in permanent blindness.

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