Unfortunately, as with the rest of our body, there are many diseases that can effect our eyes. Most are obscure and exotic, and few of us will ever experience them outside of medical textbooks.
There are, however, a small handful of diseases that are part of the common experience. We list most of them here along with consice definitions and relevant information so that you can be better informed. Whether it's you or it's a loved one is experiencing eye problems, you owe it to yourself to be better informed.