About Eye Conditions and Treatments.

Kindermann Eye Associates stands proud as a leader in offering the latest treatments, medications, state-of-the-art technology, advanced surgical procedures, and diagnoses for a wide range of eye diseases and conditions. We are wholeheartedly committed to providing our patients with premier eye care in the state of New Jersey. The following are a few of the many eye conditions our physicians attend to in our practice:

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva (the membrane covering the white part of the eye) due to allergy. Although allergens differ between patients, the most common cause is hay fever.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," is the loss of one eye's ability to see details. It is the most common cause of vision problems in children. Amblyopia occurs when the brain and eyes do not work together properly. In persons with amblyopia, the brain favors one eye. The preferred eye has normal vision, but because the brain ignores the other eye, a person's visual ability does not develop normally.


Astigmatism is an optical defect, whereby vision is blurred due to irregular curvature of the cornea or lens. In corneal astigmatism, the cornea is ellipsoidal (like an egg) rather than spherical, which reduces the cornea's ability to focus light.


Blepharitis is characterized by inflammation of the eyelid margins. Blepharitis usually causes redness of the eyes and itching and irritation of the eyelids in both eyes.


Cataracts are opacities that develop in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope. Early on in the development of age-related cataract the power of the crystalline lens may be increased, causing near-sightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and opacification of the lens may reduce the perception of blue colors. Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss and are potentially blinding if untreated.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus is a DNA virus found in almost everyone, and is usually fought off by the immune system. For people who are immunocompromised by diseases, transplants, or chemotherapy, the virus is not adequately destroyed and can cause damage to the eye and the rest of the body.

Color Blindness

Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is the inability to perceive differences between some or all colors that other people can distinguish.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids), most commonly due to an allergic reaction or an infection (usually bacterial or viral).

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is (damage to the retina) caused by complications of diabetes mellitus, which could eventually lead to blindness. It is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease which affects up to 80% of all diabetics who have had diabetes for 15 years or more.

Diplopia (Double Vision)

Diplopia, commonly known as "double vision", is the simultaneous perception of two images of a single object. These images may be displaced horizontally, vertically, or diagonally (i.e. both vertically and horizontally) in relation to each other.

Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca)

Dry eyes is an eye disease caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation, with common symptoms include dryness, burning, and a sandy-gritty eye irritation that gets worse as the day goes on.


Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye's normally transparent, colorless, gelatinous mass that fills the space between the lens of the eye and the retina lining the back of the eye.

Fuchs' Dystrophy

Fuchs' dystrophy, also known as Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, is a slowly progressing corneal disease that usually affects both eyes and is slightly more common in women than in men. New surgical modalities are gaining popularity in the treatment of FED such as deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK) and Descemet's stripping with endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK).


Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern of optic neuropathy. This a potentially vision threatening condition resulting from progressive damage to the "optic nerve", the nerve that takes visual information to the brain and enables sight.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Farsightedness is a defect of vision caused by an imperfection in the eye (often when the eyeball is too short or when the lens cannot become round enough), causing inability to focus on near objects, and in extreme cases causing the inability to focus on objects at any distance.


Keratoconus is a degenerative non-inflammatory disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a medical condition predominantly found in elderly adults in which the center of the inner lining of the eye, known as the macula area of the retina, suffers thinning, atrophy, and in some cases, bleeding. This can result in loss of central vision, which entails inability to see fine details, to read, or to recognize faces.

Macular Holes

A macular hole is a small break in the macula, located in the center of the eye's light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The macula provides the sharp, central vision we need for reading, driving, and seeing fine detail.

Motility Disorders

Motility disorders are eye movement disorders such as "nystagmus" (wiggly or wobbly to and fro movements of one or both eyes). "D.V.D" (disassociated apparently independent movement of one eye). "I.N.O" (problems with tandem eye movements); other examples are convergence and divergence disorders.

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Nearsightedness is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed. Those with myopia see nearby objects clearly but distant objects appear blurred.

Nasolacrimal Disorders

Nasolacrimal disorders are related to the tear production and drainage of the eye, such as blocked tear ducts, dry eye syndrome, or excessive tear production. Repair of traumatic injury to tear drainage structures are often the prescribed treatment.


Nystagmus, is involuntary eye movement that can be part of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) or it can be part of a pathological process. It is characterized by oscillations that may occur in the vertical, horizontal or torsional planes, or in any combination.

Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension is intraocular pressure (IOP) higher than normal in the absence of optic nerve damage or visual field loss. Elevated IOP is the most important risk factor for glaucoma, so those with ocular hypertension are frequently considered to have a greater chance of developing the condition.

Ocular Migraine (Acephalgic Migraine)

Ocular migraine is a variant of migraine in which the patient may experience aura symptoms such as scintillating scotoma, nausea, photophobia, hemiparesis and other migraine symptoms but does not experience headache.


Oculoplastics refers to disorders of the outside structures of the eye for example ptosis (droopy lids), or poor lid closing function, eye lash disorders, eyelid disorders such as chalazia, abnormally wide spaced eyes (telecanthus) and eye tear function disorders.

Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)

Photophobia is usually due to too much light entering the eye, which causes over stimulation of the photoreceptors in the retina and subsequent excessive electric impulses to the optic nerve. This leads to a reflex aversion to light, and discomfort or pain.


Pinguecula is a type of conjunctival degeneration in the eye. It is extremely common and is seen as a yellow-white deposit on the conjunctiva adjacent to the limbus (the junction between the cornea and sclera).


Presbyopia describes the condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age.

Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)

Ptosis is an abnormally low position (drooping) of the upper eyelid, a condition that is addressed through plastic surgery of the eyelids.


Pterygium is a wedge shaped area of fibrosis, that appears to grow into the cornea. t is associated with, and thought to be caused by ultraviolet-light exposure (e.g. sunlight), low humidity, and dust.

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a disorder of the eye in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue. Initial detachment may be localized, but without rapid treatment the entire retina may detach, leading to vision loss and blindness. It is a medical emergency.

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders in which abnormalities of the photoreceptors (rods and cones) or the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of the retina lead to progressive visual loss.

Retinopathy of Prematurity

This is a developmental condition of the premature eye seen mostly in low birth weight pre term infants that can result in progressive destructive changes in the developing "retina" of the newborn eyes. Abnormal blood vessels grow in stages in the retina causing leakage and scarring. Timely intervention with a laser and or retinal surgery is sometimes necessary to save sight.


Strabismus is a disorder in which the eyes do not line up in the same direction when focusing. For example, the right eye looks at the nose while the left eye looks straight ahead. This condition has consequences to vision, causing double vision and loss of visual field. Strabismus can be genetic or acquired from systemic diseases or trauma.


Uveitis specifically refers to inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, termed the "uvea" but in common usage may refer to any inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye. Uveitis requires an immediate thorough examination by an ophthalmologist, along with urgent treatment to control the inflammation.


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Excellence in eye care for patients seeking a quality caring eye doctor in South Jersey. Dr. W Reed Kinderman is a premier ophthalmologist, New Jersey eye surgeon, specializing in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, laser guided cataract surgery, Tecnis multifocal lens implant, ReStor intraocular lens, Crystalens, Toric intraocular lens, glaucoma, strabismic eye muscle disorders, ophthalmology, and the full spectrum of eye care in New Jersey, Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, Mullica Hill, Ashland, Echelon, Thorofare, Riverton and surrounding areas.

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