Eye Disease Information

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. The lens is located near the front of the eye. It focuses light on the retina, at the back of the eye, to form the images we see. A cataract may affect just a small part of the lens, or it may cloud the entire lens. Read More

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by increased pressure within the eye. It is one of the most common causes of blindness and affects 1 in 100 Canadians over age 40. Although it often occurs in older people, it can develop at any age. Read More

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the most common cause of severe vision loss in Canada, especially among the elderly. It causes 1 in 3 cases of reported vision loss. The most common form of the disease occurs in people over age 55 and is called “age-related macular degeneration.” Read More

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a serious problem that usually affects middle-aged or older people. If it isn’t treated immediately, it will lead to vision problems or even vision loss. Read More

Diabetes and the Eye

An important cause of vision problems in people with diabetes is “diabetic retinopathy.” This is a change in the tiny blood vessels that feed the retina. Read More