A-Z eye conditions

There are dozens of eye conditions - some very common and some much more rare. Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss. Here you can find out more about some of the conditions our researchers have been working on.

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  • Acanthamoeba keratitis

    Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare but serious eye infection that is painful and sight-threatening....

  • Achromatopsia

    Achromatopsia is an inherited condition that affects the light-sensitive layer of the eye (the re...

  • Age-related macular degeneration

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)

    Amblyopia (or ‘lazy eye’) is a condition in which one or both eyes have poor vision without there...

  • Aniridia

    Aniridia is a very rare eye condition in which the coloured part of the eye (the iris) does not f...

  • Anophthalmia

    Anophthalmia means that people are born with no visible eye. People with microphthalmia are born...

  • Behcet syndrome

    Behçet syndrome is a serious long-term condition in which the blood vessels (arteries and veins)...

  • Best disease

    Best disease (otherwise known as vitelliform macular dystrophy) is an inherited condition that ca...

  • Birdshot chorioretinopathy

    Birdshot is a rare condition that is hard to treat and may lead to blindness. It affects the chor...

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