Glaucoma The Facts

Glaucoma is an eye condition that occurs when fluids create sufficient pressure in the eye, so it damages the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the part that takes the information from the eyes and transmits it to the brain. The damages caused to the optic nerve can lead to reduced vision or even complete and irreversible blindness.

Glaucoma Causes

There are a couple of types of glaucoma, originating from various causes such as:

 

This is a chronic type of glaucoma that can cause a severe vision loss. It can appear without any symptoms or warning. There is no conclusive reason what causes open-angle glaucoma, although some experts speculate that some eyes can’t drain fluids

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5 Most Common Eye Conditions

Most people have a problem with their vision at some point in time. Here we will discuss the top five most common eye disorders, their symptoms, and warning signs and this article will help to prepare you to face this issue or someone you care about.

 

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

 

This diabetic eye disease happens if high blood sugar levels cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina. During the early stages that can cause blood vessels to leak fluid inside the eye. If it is untreated, it can make the retina swell and detach. That can lead to irreversible vision loss.

 

  • Cataracts

 

Eyes have their crystalline lens that as we grow old tends to

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LASIK Expectations vs Reality

LASIK is an acronym for laser in-situ keratomileusis – an operation which helps people suffering from astigmatism. This operation, like all other laser vision correction procedures, is done on the cornea – eye’s front part. The operation makes sure that light can travel properly to the retina which is situated at the back of the eye. A LASIK operation will effectively reshape the cornea to make it much better and more efficient.

The advantages of a LASIK operation

If you summarize all the LASIK surgery facts, you will see that it has more advantages than disadvantages. Here are the greatest benefits of having a LASIK operation:

  • The LASIK operation has been performed for well over 25 years.
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Color Blindness The Facts

If you have color blindness, you are able to see the colors but find it quite difficult to distinguish between some colors. Also, not everyone who has experienced color blindness has trouble seeing similar colors.  Some may not be able to distinguish between yellows from blues while others have a problem differentiating between greens and reds. Very few people suffer from a condition known as monochromatism where you can only see in Black and White.

Causes of color blindness

Color blindness is inherited and is caused by abnormal photo-pigments.  Within the retina, in cone-shaped cells, you can find the color-detecting molecules. These cone-shaped cells are known as cone cells.  In the human body, several genes are required to

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Double Eyelid And Eye Care

Most women are always self-conscious about their bodies and their physical features, and they like to look perfect and flawless in every possible way. That is why women across several cultures use makeup to play with their features. Big, beautiful and expressive eyes are rated more attractive than other facial features. It is true that the eye morphology of the Asians is quite distinct to that of the westerners. It has been estimated that roughly 50% of Asian women are born with a minimal or supratarsal eyelid crease, which is attributed to their genetic makeover. But, they believe that double eyelids give the impression of bigger and brighter eyes. That is why the double eyelid surgery (creation of

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Are Eye Infections Contagious?

Many of the bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria which invade your body can also attack the interior or surface of the eye. It can affect the inner eyelids and moist membrane lining in the outer eye.  Most commonly occurring eye infection is conjunctivitis that is usually caused by the virus known as an adenovirus.  This kind of infection is contagious and can easily spread through eyes to hands.  

Other types of serious infection and causes are listed below:

  • Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome- It is an infection which is caused by a fungus in the lungs. This fungus might migrate to the retina and damage them.  
  • Endophthalmitis- This infection can occur because of an eye injury or rare complication
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