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 Eye Info: Common Ailments
Amblyopia
When one eye develops good vision while the other does not; the eye with poorer vision is called 'Amblyopic'
Kerotoconus
Keratoconus occurs when the normally round cornea becomes thin and cone-shaped.
Blepharitis
Blepharitis is an infection the eyelids. It is an inflammation of the lid margins.
Macular Degeneration
This is an age-related breakdown of the macula that causes a loss of central vision.
Cataract
A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the natural lens of the eye.
Monovision
This is a situation where one eye is corrected for distance, and the other eye is corrected for reading.
Colourblindness
Colourblindness is a condition in which certain or all colours cannot be distinguished.
Ocular Migraines
Ocular Migraines are visual disturbances in which visual images look gray or have a wavy appearance.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computers can put stress on the eye causing headaches, blurred vision and eye fatigue.
Optic Neuritis Optic Neuritis is a vision impairing inflammation of the optic nerve.
Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is characterized by redness, swelling, pain or burning in the eyes.
Pterygium
A pterygium is a non-malignant tumor that frequently grows on the nasal side of the eye.
Corneal Ulcers
A corneal ulcer is an inflammation and infection of the cornea associated with discontinuity of the corneal epithelium.
Ptosis
Drooping of eyelids is called Ptosis.
Diabetic Retinopathy
When diabetes affects the blood vessels in the eye, this is called Diabetic Retinopathy.
Retinal Detachment
The separation of the retina from the back wall of the eye is called Retinal Detachment.
Diplopia
Diplopia is commonly termed as 'Double Vision'.
Retinitis Pigmentosa
This refers to a group of hereditary disorders which lead to slow but progressive loss of vision.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry Eye Syndrome is the decline of the quality or quantity of tears produced in the eye.
Scleritis
The sclera is the outermost white membrane of the eye.
Eye Allergies
An allergy is an exaggerated reaction to certain substances or "allergens" by susceptible individuals.
Strabismus
Strabismus is the medical term relating to a misalignment of the eyes.
Floaters & Flashing Lights
Floaters are small specks or particles floating inside the eye which may take on variety of shapes and sizes.
Styes & Chalazions
A lump that forms on the eyelid may be a 'stye' or a 'chalazion'.
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
GPC is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the conjunctiva.
Trachoma
Trachoma is an infectious, chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes.
Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a symptomatic condition of the eye in which the IOP exceeds the tolerance of the affected eye.
Uveitis
Uvietis is an inflammation of the uvea.
Herpes Simplex Keratitis
The word herpes is derived from the Greek word meaning "to creep or to move like a serpent".
Iritis
It is the inflammation of the iris, the coloured portion of the eye.
Hyphema
Hyphema is an accumulation of blood in the anterior chamber of the eye.
 
 
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