Eyes and Vision

Glaucoma Laser, Filtering Surgery and Aqueous Shunt Devices

Glaucoma is condition characterized by progressive optic nerve damage and is very often due an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP). It cannot be cured but early detection and treatment can help to prevent vision loss and blindness, primarily by reducing the intraocular pressure (IOP). Medication in the form of eye drops >> Read More ...

Glaucoma Tests (Diagnosis) and Different Treatments

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerves due to gradually increasing pressure within the eye, the intraocular pressure (IOP). Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, yet many people are unaware that they have this condition since the >> Read More ...

Excessive Eye Redness (Red Eyes) Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Redness of the eye, or ocular redness, is a common ailment that may be a symptom of some ocular or even non-ocular disorder or can arise acutely with minor irritation or injury of the eye. It is often accompanied by itching. On its own, excessive redness of the eye is not serious particularly if it passes within a short >> Read More ...

Eye Pain and Painful Eye Socket Causes, Pictures, Other Symptoms

The eye is a highly sensitive organ to light, pressure and other sensations like itching and pain. Since it is exposed to the environment and lacks the protection of skin, apart from the eyelids, the eyes are prone to injury and diseases. Its location and closeness to several other highly sensitive structures may also be a >> Read More ...

Cataract Lens Removal and Replacement Surgery Procedure Guide

Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Not all cataract cases require surgery. However, surgery is the only effective treatment option in advanced cataract causing problems with routine activities such as driving, reading, cooking, watching television, and so on. >> Read More ...

Tests to Detect A Cataract and Different Types of Treatment

The lens of the eye needs to be clear so that light can pass through it uninhibited and cast an image on the back of the eye (retina). Clouding or opacification of the lens of the eye, which is clear under normal circumstances, is known as a cataract. This usually develops over a long time, impairing vision and may >> Read More ...

Glaucoma (High Eye Pressure) Types, Causes, Symptoms

The eye has two main areas which are filled with different substances. The anterior segment (front) which constitutes about 20% of the area is filled with a clear watery fluid know as the aqueous humor. It lies between the cornea and the front surface of the lens. The posterior segment (back) which accounts for the >> Read More ...

Cataracts (Cloudy Eye Lens) Types, Causes, Symptoms, Pictures

Light enters the eye through the transparent cornea and passes through the pupil, the diameter of which is determined by the iris. It then passes through the lens of the eye which bends the light (refraction) to focus it on the back of the retina. The image projected on the retina stimulates receptors that transmits >> Read More ...
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