Treatment of Eye Conditions

Optometrists treat eye conditions of patients. Some of the different types of eye conditions that optometrists treat are Amblyopia, corneal abrasions, glaucoma, and Keratoconjunctivitis sicca or dry eyes (Optometry). Amblyopia, otherwise known as lazy eye, is a disorder of the visual system that is characterized by poor or indistinct vision in an eye (Amblyopia). Corneal abrasion is a medical condition involving the loss in the surface area of the cornea. Dry eyes are caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca). Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve involving loss of cells in a characteristic pattern of optic neuropathy (Glaucoma).  Optometrists have to work hard to be able to do things like managing patients and treating conditions.