Common Eye Problems

Published: October 4, 2012

The eye is like a fluid-filled ball, containing the:

  • Conjunctiva and sclera — the outer white part of the eyeball.
  • Cornea — the clear front opening which lets the light in.
  • Iris — the colored ring that determines the color of our eyes and how much light gets in.
  • The lens inside the eye (just behind the cornea and iris) which allows us to focus. A cataract is when the lens gets cloudy.
  • Retina — the nerve layer in the back of the eyeball which captures the images we see and sends them to the brain via the optic nerve.
  • Macula — a special area of the retina used for reading and fine detail.
  • Vitreous humor — clear, gelatinous substance filling the central cavity of the eye. This is like the eyes' circulatory system to bring in nutrients and wash out toxins.

Common eye problems include (see each for individual therapies):


Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

e-mail icon
Facebook icon
Twitter icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon