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Common Eye Problems You Should Know


Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia is a vision development problem in infants and young children that can lead to permanent vision loss. Learn the symptoms, causes and treatments. 

Usually caused by an irregular cornea, astigmatism causes blur at all distances. 

Inflammation of the eyelids associated with chronic eye irritation, watery eyes, foreign body sensation, sensitivity to light and crusty debris at the base of the eyelashes. 

Blurry Vision
Blurry vision has many causes, from fatigue and eyestrain to serious eye diseases such as glaucoma. A video helps explain blurry vision causes and treatments. 

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. 

Cataract Test in Toronto, ON
Are you experiencing blurred or cloudy vision? Are you having difficulty seeing at night or in very bright light? Do colours seem faded or yellow? As you grow older, you can expect your eyes – and your vision – to change. The aging process causes the eye’s lens to harden and become thicker, producing a very common condition called cataracts. For some, cataracts are an inevitable part of growing older. But with early detection and the right treatment, it’s possible to preserve or restore the clarity of your vision. At Dr. Archie Chung & Associates in Toronto, ON, we offer cataract screenings to patients just like you. 

Your Health Needs Addressed
At Dr. Archie Chung & Associates, we’re committed to helping you maintain optimal eye health and vision, whatever your age. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members work hard to make you feel welcomed and cared for when you visit our office. And when you come in for a cataract screening, our medical team will work to provide you with the very highest level of care. 

Be good to your eyes. Contact our office in Toronto, ON today to schedule your check-up and cataract screening. Your vision depends on it. 

Cataracts Treatment in Toronto, ON
Are you suffering from the effects of cataracts? Cataracts can cause blurry vision and make daily life more difficult. But with proper treatment, it may be possible to preserve or restore your vision. At Dr. Archie Chung & Associates in Toronto, ON, we offer cataract treatment to patients in need. 

Your Eye Health and Comfort Come First
At Dr. Archie Chung & Associates, our goal is to provide the effective cataract treatment you need. When you come to us, you’ll benefit from our patient-focused approach to eye care and dedication to your eyes’ health. Every member of our team is committed to providing outstanding service, from our doctors to our administrative professionals. And we strive to create a comfortable office environment while maintaining flexible hours and offering easy appointment scheduling. 

Don’t let cataracts impact your quality of life. Call our office in Toronto, ON today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your cataract treatment options.              

A swollen bump in the eyelid. 

Colour Blindness
Color blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. With this vision problem, you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors, such as blue and yellow or red and green. 

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Pink eye — also called conjunctivitis — is inflammation of the thin, clear covering of the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids (conjunctiva). 

Corneal Abrasion (Scratched Eye)
A corneal abrasion (scratched cornea or scratched eye) is one of the most common eye injuries. A scratched cornea often causes significant discomfort, red eyes and hypersensitivity to light. Corneal abrasions result from a disruption or loss of cells in the top layer of the cornea, called the corneal epithelium. 

Diabetic Retinopathy
Damage to the eye’s retina due to diabetes. 

Double Vision (Diplopia)
If you start seeing double images when your eyes normally work well together, you should take it seriously. 

Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. 

Eye Allergies
Itchy, red, swollen, tearing eyes may mean eye allergies. 

Eye Herpes
Ocular herpes is a recurrent viral infection that may lead to serious vision loss. 

Eye Occlusions (Eye Strokes)
Sudden vision loss can occur when a clot or blockage interrupts blood flow to vital eye structures. 

Floaters, Flashes and Spots
Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and “cobwebs” that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren’t cause for alarm. Floaters and spots typically appear when tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break loose within the inner back portion of the eye. Eye floaters and flashes may be harmless, or they may signal a serious problem, like a detached retina. 

Glaucoma damages the optic nerve and diminishes the field of vision. 

Glaucoma Testing in Toronto, ON
Glaucoma is a common cause of vision impairment that affects patients throughout the world. The good news, however, is that glaucoma can often be treated successfully when caught early on. That’s why it’s important to get a glaucoma screening if you’re at risk for the disease. And at Dr. Archie Chung & Associates, we offer glaucoma screenings in the comfort of our Toronto, ON office. 

Your Eye Health is Our Priority
At Dr. Archie Chung & Associates, we believe in preventative eye care, and our glaucoma screening program is designed to help diagnose and treat the disease early on. If we do determine that you need glaucoma treatment, we’ll take the time to discuss your options and explain what to expect. 

Eyecare in Toronto, ON
Have you recently been diagnosed with glaucoma? This serious eye condition could significantly impact your vision. But thankfully, treatment is available from the dedicated team at Dr. Archie Chung & Associates. At our office in Toronto, ON, we offer glaucoma treatment designed to preserve your vision. 

Your Eyes Come First
At Dr. Archie Chung & Associates, our goal is to work our hardest to improve your vision and your overall eye health. When you come to us for glaucoma treatment, you’ll get our full attention as we explain what the process entails and answer any questions you have about your condition. We understand that dealing with vision-related problems can be stressful and disruptive to your regular life, so we pledge to do our part to put you at ease and address your concerns from the get-go. 

Don’t suffer with glaucoma when treatment is available. Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation and review your options.               

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
Farsighted people can have poor near vision or blurred vision at all distances. 

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision. 

Macular Degeneration (AMD)
AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected in AMD, central vision loss may occur. 

Myopia (Nearsightedness)
Nearsighted people can see fine up close, but distant objects are a blur. 

Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)
Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is an intolerance of light. Sources such as sunlight, fluorescent light and incandescent light all can cause discomfort, along with a need to squint or close your eyes. Headaches also may accompany light sensitivity.           
Pingueculae are growths on the eye. 

Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around age 40, when people experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or working at the computer. 

Pterygia, also called “surfer’s eye,” are growths on the eyeball that can interfere with vision. 

Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)
Drooping eyelids can be corrected with ptosis repair surgery, which tightens the muscle that supports the upper eyelid. 

Red Eyes
“Red eye” is a general term used to describe red, irritated and bloodshot eyes. 

Strabismus is a failure of the two eyes to maintain proper alignment and work together as a team. 

A stye (medical term: hordeolum) develops when an oil gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes infected. Resembling a pimple on the eyelid, a stye can grow on the inside or outside of the lid. 

Swollen Eyelids
A swollen eyelid occurs when there is inflammation or excess fluid (edema) in the connective tissues surrounding the eye. Swollen eyes can be painful and non-painful, and affect both the upper and lower eyelids. 
Painful inflammation of the uvea causes light sensitivity, floaters and blurred vision.

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