Eye Diseases & Conditions

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Acute angle closure glaucoma occurs when narrowing of the anterior chamber angle leads to a sudden increase in intraocular pressure. This is an ocular emergency. In acute angle closure glaucoma, the passageway to the eye’s drainage apparatus becomes so...
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Many cataracts take years to develop to the point where vision is seriously affected. Most occur as a result of the normal aging process. The types of age-related cataracts are usually described by their location in the lens. They are: nuclear cataracts...
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Definition Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting people age 50 years and older.  The condition may be associated with central vision loss such as loss of the ability to read, to drive a car, or see someone’s face if...
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Amblyopia (lazy eye) is another frequent condition, occurring in about three or four of every 100 children. When a child is born with normal eyes, he or she has the potential for good vision in both eyes, but must learn to see with each of them. If for...
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Indications Certain abnormalities of the cornea and conjunctiva that aren’t healing well such as persistent epithelial defect, painful corneal edema, corneal melting, post-infection corneal inflammation. AM can also be used to cover conjunctival defects...
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An Amsler grid is a checkered pattern with a central dot in the middle of the pattern. It is a self-monitoring tool that allows people to check their vision one eye at a time to monitor for blurring or distortion that may signify the conversion from dry...
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When the eye's iris is malformed or absent, this condition is called aniridia. This is a rare condition that has a genetic link. It affects about one in 50,000 babies. Children with aniridia should be checked routinely for glaucoma, which is also...
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Indications Corneal opacities such as from corneal ulcers, corneal scars; corneal edema. Anterior chamber, iris and anterior scleral abnormalities can also be evaluated. Changes in size and density of corneal and anterior segment abnormalities can also...
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Uveitis refers to inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. The iris (or colored part of the eye) is the front portion of this layer, and when it becomes inflamed patients develop "iritis", or anterior uveitis. The main symptom of iritis is...
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The Toric or astigmatism-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs) currently available in the US are monofocal lenses with a built-in astigmatism correction. These lenses allow your ophthalmologist to treat your astigmatism, greatly improving the chances that...