For more information about eye conditions, special tests and general eye health, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology website.
The risk is real
Serious eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma are common and can cause vision loss.
The Big Five
What is it, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options for each of the 5 most common serious eye conditions you should know about.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
AMD is the most common cause of vision loss in Canadians over 60 years old
When the lens in your eye becomes cloudy and reduces your ability to see, it is called a cataract
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve caused, in most cases, by an increase in the pressure within the eye.
Diabetic retinopathy develops over time in many people who have diabetes. This disease causes damage to blood vessels in the eye.
Learn about the most common eye injuries and how to avoid them