Eye Disorder Articles

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is best defined as an eye disorder where the optic nerves sustain damage. This has the effect of permanently harming the vision in the impacted eye and possibly progressing all the way to total blindness if glaucoma treatment is neglected. [read more]

Cataracts

Cataract surgery is a medical procedure where the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) implant. The new, permanent, lens provides the patient with clearer vision and restores focusing power. Metabolic changes to the natural lens fibers,... [read more]

Retinal Disorders: Retinal Tear or Detachment, Macular Pucker, Macular Hole, Floaters

Retinal surgery is surgery performed on the eye by an ophthalmologist. The eye requires extreme care before, during and after a surgical procedure as it is one of the most fragile organs of human body. Once retinal surgery has been performed a patch is placed over the affected area for a few... [read more]

Corneal Diseases

Cornea refers to the clear, transparent covering of the eyeball. When this part gets scarred or becomes cloudy that it interferes with vision, surgery is performed. Several corneal diseases, such as herpes zoster, keratoconus or thinning of the cornea corneal infections and corneal dystrophies can... [read more]

Holmes-Adie Syndrome

Holmes-Adie Syndrome is a neurological disorder of the eyes. The pupil of the eye and the automatic nervous system gets affected by the disease. In Holmes-Adie Syndrome, the pupil of the affected eye is larger than the unaffected eye. The affected pupil constricts slowly when exposed to bright... [read more]

Nystagmus

Have you ever seen a person’s eyes dancing or jerking? If he has nystagmus, then it is possible. Nystagmus is an eye condition that causes involuntary rhythmic shaking of the eyes. It came from the Greek word nmstagmos, which was used to describe the wobbly head movements of an inebriated or... [read more]

Pinguecula

Pinguecula refers to a non-cancerous growth which forms underneath the eye’s conjunctiva. The term is taken from the Greek language denoting fat. In truth, the spot is not made up of fat but of fibrous tissue. Lesions can be oval in shape and may appear yellowish-white or grayish in color.... [read more]

Pterygium (Surfer's Eye) Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment

This eye condition has been dubbed as a surfer’s eye! It is called pterygium. This occurs when there is a raised, triangular shaped overgrowth of the conjunctival tissue over the surface of the eye’s cornea. Usually, it is bilateral and occurs on the nasal side of the cornea. The lesion... [read more]

Proptosis

Proptosis, also known as exophthalmus, is the bulging of the eyes; one or both eyes are affected. When the eyes bulge they become trapped behind the eyelids. If preventative measures aren’t taken the cornea becomes dry and may become damage. In severe cases, patients may start... [read more]

Strabismus

What is Strabismus? When eyes do not align as normal, the condition is called strabismus. One eye may turn inwards or outwards, or both eyes may turn inwards or outwards. The condition is also called lazy eye, and although there are several different complications that can cause this condition, it... [read more]

Uveal Coloboma

The word “coloboma” is derived from the Greek word “curtailed”. The word “curtailed” is used medically to describe the absence of normal tissue in the eye since birth. Coloboma affects different parts of the eye like optic nerves, eyelid, macula, and uveal. Let... [read more]

Microvascular Cranial Nerve Palsy

Microvascular cranial nerve palsy can happen as a result of microvascular diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Common in people suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, the condition causes double vision. Microvascular cranial nerve palsy also affects a high number of elderly people... [read more]

Eye Anatomy and Eye Sight Complications

Eye sight is a person’s capability of interpreting surroundings and information from the effects of visible light that comes in contact with the eye. The result of this contact is perception, which is more commonly known as eye sight. Over the lifetime of any person, this eye sight can very... [read more]

Eye Resources: What is Retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma is an unusual cancer that is present in one or both eyes of a child. It is hereditary in nature, which is caused by a genetic defect in retina. In the first few years, the eye grows rapidly. Sometimes during this rapid growth period, cells within the eye grow abnormally and the... [read more]

Eye Resources: What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids and also the external part of the eye. The disease is characterized by redness of the eye and a feeling of some foreign particles in the eye, which cannot be removed. Conjunctivitis is caused by allergy,... [read more]

Eye Health: Exercises For The Eye

Daily eyestrain is a common occurrence when preforming a multitude of tasks that require intense concentration. Driving long distances, cramming for an exam with a long night of study, reading, and texting on a variety of often-tiny screens all lead to daily eyestrain. Eyestrain leaves us feeling... [read more]

Common Eye Conditions

Having good eye sight and eye health is something that most people take for granted. With good eye sight people can experience all the beauty in the world. Vision, along with the other senses, can help people experience everything around them. However, many people suffer from eye conditions that... [read more]

Blindness Resources Guide

Blindness is a debilitating problem that affects approximately 161 million people. With new technology, however mild, and some cases of severe, blindness can be corrected through various types of surgery. New breakthroughs in medical science can help people see better and function in everyday... [read more]

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is an eye condition that affects a person's ability to see or focus on objects or writing that is close to the person. This condition typically affects people as they age. Generally, this problem begins occurring in adults between the ages of forty and fifty years old, but can also... [read more]

Colorblindness: Through their Eyes

It’s estimated that 1 in 1,000 people in the United States suffer from some type of color blindness. Color blindness or color deficiency refers to the condition where some colors or all colors cannot be discerned. Let’s look at color blindness in more detail. [read more]

How to Avoid and Treat Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis is an infection of the eye that causes it to become itchy and pink in color. For this reason, it is informally known as “pink eye”. Pink eye can be caused by a number of different external factors including allergens, in which case it is non-contagious, or through... [read more]

Diabetes Detection and Vision Impairment

Diabetes is sometimes also called diabetes mellitus, and it is a group of sicknesses that affect the metabolism. The sicknesses are characterized by high blood sugar, which can be due to the body’s deficiency in producing insulin or the failure of its cells to react to insulin that is also... [read more]

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