Eye Conditions

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Common Eye Conditions

Here we have a look at the most common eye conditions that can affect anyone, at any age, though they are more likely to occur as we get older. We have included a short definition of the condition but with a short click we can have a more in depth look.

  • Digital Eye Strain – is the physical discomfort of the eye that is felt after excessive exposure to digital devices, including; smart phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
  • Astigmatism – is when the cornea is more almond shaped rather then spherical, this causes distorted images.
  • Presbyopia – is when the lens of the eye looses its elasticity causing long-sightedness, this typically occurs in middle-aged patients.
  • Myopia (near/short-sightedness) – is when the light that comes in does not focus on the retina but in front of it, causing distance vision to be out of focus.
  • Dry Eye – is when there is an inflammation of the cornea of the eye and conjunctiva, this is due to inadequate tear secretion.
  • Glaucoma – is when there is increased pressure within the eye, which then causes gradual loss of sight.
  • Cataracts – is when the lens of the eye starts to cloud due to the tissue breaking down and proteins in the eye starting to clump.
  • Macular Degeneration – is a group of degenerative diseases of the retina, which cause progressive and painless loss of central vision.
  • Ocular Therapeutics – is the diagnosis and treatment of ocular conditions.

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