There are a number of eye diseases and conditions that can cause vision loss. In some cases the vision loss is easily correctable with standard prescription glasses or contacts which is the case for most of those with myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness) or astigmatism. But for those with uncorrectable vision loss, called low vision, the underlying eye conditions or disease is not so easily addressed. In these cases, surgery or pharmacological treatments may be available, but they may not be as effective as desired. And in some cases, there may not even be any surgical or drug treatment yet available on the market.
Below is a list of the most common eye conditions and diseases that can cause low vision: